"Tonight is the Canada night"
The Canadian 1st Division had its baptism of fire at the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915, and its stout defense against the German gas attacks drew praise throughout the Allied world, including in a special memorial service in St Paul's Cathedral, with a sermon delivered by Arthur Winnington-Ingram, the Bishop of London.
VE Day in Edmonton
The Alberta capital celebrated victory in the war against Nazi Germany with a public service of thanksgiving in May 1945.
D-Day ... ten years after
On the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, veterans in Gravenhurst, Ontario, organized a church service to mark the occasion.
Prayers for soldiers, sailors and airmen
Endorsed by the Archbishop of Quebec, this prayer book was published by the Knights of Columbus within a few months of the beginning of the Second World War.
Giving thanks for peace
Across the Allied world in May 1945, communities like Chesley, Ontario, gathered to give thanks for the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Rebuilding after the Halifax Explosion
The Grove Presbyterian Church and the Kaye Street Methodist Church were destroyed in the Halifax Explosion of December 1917; after the war, parishioners united to build one church to serve both congregations.
Sunday School and Mother's Day
This donation card, directed at Ontario children, conflated Mother's Day, religion, and the need to defeat Nazi Germany
Order of Divine Service for the Canadian Army
The order of service used by the Canadian Army on all occasions except regular church service.
Women of the Anglican Missionary Society
Like virtually every organization in Canada, the Woman's Auxiliary added war work to its charitable activities during the Second World War, and reported on its initiatives in this monthly magazine.
Hymns for soldiers
Soldiers were fond of altering the lyrics to hymns for comic effect - so, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" became "When This Lousy War is Over."