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October 1, 2013
Over 120 DioCal clergy gathered at The Bishop’s Ranch from Tuesday, September 24, to Thursday, September 26 for the annual clergy conference which has transitioned over...
September 20, 2013
Information on the upcoming 164th Convention of the Diocese of California — Friday evening, October 25, and all day Saturday, October 26 — is available at www.diocal.org/...
September 10, 2013
Most loving God, who holds all life in your hand, we pray you be with the people of Syria. Help the community of nations work creatively and non-violently, but resolutely and...
September 10, 2013
I worked on Market Street in San Francisco for 15 years. I looked at the plethora of homeless people on the sidewalks and always felt sad about their circumstances. After all...
August 29, 2013
Opening with the thundering taiko drums, this year’s Asian Music Festival on Sunday afternoon, August 25, in Grace Cathedral delighted the audience with a variety of...
August 28, 2013
The Rev. Malcolm Byrd, First A.M.E. Zion Church, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus in Grace Cathedral’s Chapel of Grace for...
July 31, 2013
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Sheila Andrus, and the Diocese of California are deeply saddened by the death July 31 of Felipe Sanchez-Paris. Felipe is the beloved husband...
July 31, 2013
Dr. Robert N. Bellah, the eminent sociologist of religion, Elliott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and active, faithful...
July 30, 2013
This past Sunday, July 28, the Patronal Feast of St James at St James’/Santiago, Oakland, pointed to the importance of being a strong and transformative voice in...
July 23, 2013
Comparing recent local developments to the resurrection of Christ, the Rt Rev Marc Andrus said many churches in the Diocese of California are experiencing rebirth...
July 18, 2013
The staff at DioHouse — especially Bishop Marc and those at the southern end of the building — have been “enjoying” several days of jack-hammering as repairs are underway on...
July 16, 2013
On July 28, seven of our high school group at All Souls Parish, Berkeley, with the Rev. Phil Brochard, Sarah Crawford (DioCal payroll and benefits coordinator) and I,...
July 16, 2013
 Just over a year ago, St. Dorothy’s Rest of the Diocese of California purchased over 550 acres (St. Dorothy’s West) in Camp Meeker to expand its campus from 30...
June 25, 2013
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus and the Rev. Richard Smith, vicar, St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, met with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday, June 21, to...
June 25, 2013
On June 20 – 24, the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation and 40th Anniversary Celebration were held in Burlingame. The event, themed EAM@40: Remember, Celebrate and...
June 25, 2013
The Committee on Nominations is ready to receive nominations for candidates who will stand for election at Diocesan Convention on October 26. Delegates will elect two to...
May 21, 2013
Thank you so much to all of you who have contacted me and offered prayers and assistance. As you have seen, the devastation is immense. We are in the process of...
May 21, 2013
We pray in the Diocese of California for the people of Oklahoma City who have experienced the enormous catastrophe of a massive tornado yesterday (Monday, May 20). We...

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