Around the Diocese

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...
September 4, 2013
This summer 20 teens and three adults from St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, embarked on a long bus journey down I-5 to San Diego and Tijuana. The group included long-time...
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...
August 27, 2013
The front of Grace Cathedral has undergone serious changes in the last few months, from demolition of the Great Stairs, exposed earth, to tar paper and boards forming a frame...
August 27, 2013
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.” And it was by...
August 20, 2013
When the Rev. John Trubina asked me to write an article for Sacred Space, I jumped at the chance. Not a day goes by where I don’t think in large or small ways about...
August 19, 2013
Good Shepherd, Berkeley, has seen a lot of changes in the last year. A fire last fall heavily damaged the church, and they will commemorate the anniversary of the fire on...
August 8, 2013
Two Episcopal faith leaders joined other California clergy to stop the deportation of immigrant Jaiderman DeLeon — a father of three — to Guatemala from where...
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
The prayers of the clergy and laity of the Diocese of California were not the only way in which ministries of the diocese reacted to the crash of Asiana 214 on July 6....
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...

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