St. James Cathedral, Toronto

Large decorative front doors
Opening our hearts wide

In a good way, Anglican
With sharp edges probing us

Old, reaching out to the ageless
Making us feel our timelessness

Ornate beauty, inspiring us to find
What lingers just beyond our grasp
But causes us to rise
Above our small selves

Light through stain-glass windows
Streaming through us
Into our souls

Angelic voices, capturing our sweetness
Carrying us high above

Faces, all shades of the rainbow
God’s love, from all directions
On Third Advent Sunday
At St. James Cathedral in Toronto

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email:

11 thoughts on “St. James Cathedral, Toronto”

  1. Thanks Aurora: No way! Were you at St. James or Toronto? Of course, if you were at St. James you were in Toronto.

    Gautami; Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

    Rob: Thanks. Good to see you around. I liked that stanza as well.

  2. I love these words of yours:

    “inspiring us to find
    What lingers just beyond our grasp
    But causes us to rise
    Above our small selves”

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