Today in chapel we celebrated the legacy of Bishop Ridley – the namesake of Ridley College who was burned at the stake on October 16th 1555 in Oxford, England during the Marian Persecutions for his protestant beliefs. View the video from chapel:
In March of 2010 Ridley College students travelled to England to perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ at independent schools. There were also trips to historical sites such as the martyr stone in Oxford where Bishop Ridley was burned at the stake:
This morning in chapel students, faculty and staff brought their animal companions to be blessed by Father Jason.
Today is St. Francis Day and blessing animals and pets is part of a centuries-old Anglican tradition. St. Francis of Assisi is the founder of the Franciscan Order and patron Saint of animals and ecology. Father Jason spoke about what we can learn from animals and blessed pets that were brought to chapel:
World class piano and organ vitruoso Jeremy Filsell will be performing in the Ridley College Memorial Chapel tomorrow evening. Filsell is the organist at the Washington National Cathedral. This morning in chapel students were treated to a sneak preview, Mr. Filsell explained a bit about how organs produce different sounds and played the organ – watch the video below- you will recognize the piece:
During the summer, our organ was cleaned and restored. Over, 3, 000 pipes were dismantled, cleaned and put back in place. The piano and organ recital will showcase what the organ can really do! Our very own Mr. Jonathan Leigh will also perform (vocalist/tenor). The recital begins at 7:30p.m. tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door – click here to order tickets. See you there!
Don’t panic, the organ is just having a good cleaning after 28 years. Dodington and Dodington from Alymer Ontario is on campus taking the organ apart, cleaning and fixing anything that needs attention and re-installing the bits and pieces. They should be done by the end of the week. They will be focusing their attention next week on the “Echo Pipes” that have not worked for quite some time. These are located over the entrance as you walk in to the main chapel. The organ dates back to 1926.