Published on 18 Jul 2011
Your name. Anna Fritch
Your neighborhood. East Vancouver- “The Drive”
How long you’ve been attending the Cathedral. 3 years
What you love about this place? I love the music, the wood, and the kneeler pews at the back.
What you think this Christian stuff is all about?
In the King James Bible I was given at confirmation, everything Jesus says is printed in red ink. I have learned that whatever quibble you might have with stuff in the bible, the red bits are always true.
When my liberal friends ask me what my faith is about, I tell them it’s simple:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, with all thy soul, and with all thy strength. This is the first and greatest commandment, and the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Laws and the Prophets.”
You just can’t complain about the red bits.
What’s something we might not know about you (or your family!)?
I’m from Dease Lake, a tiny northern town, and my first church-going experience was in the library of the school there. The Anglican priest from Telegraph Creek would drive 2 hours up a dirt highway every Sunday afternoon to perform an evening service for my family and sometimes another person or two. We joked that the Dease Lake church would have to be called St Jude’s after the patron saint of lost causes!
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