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March 16, 2016
Part III: Spotlight on the Central ValleyThe Central Valley is the source of most of the grapes that go into mass produced California-labelled wines. The vast majority of...
March 15, 2016
Part II: Does supermarket wine = sacramental wine?Grace Cathedral in San Francisco is very particular about their communion bread used at Sunday services. It is baked by...
March 15, 2016
The Rev. Diana Wheeler was recently awarded the inaugural Empress Suzie Wong Diversity Award by the San Francisco Imperial and Ducal Courts for her work with the LGBTQ...
March 8, 2016
On the evening of Thursday, March 3, friends and supporters from across the Diocese of California gathered at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco to celebrate the work of The...
March 8, 2016
The weekend of March 4 through March 6 was the 33rd annual DioCal “Happening” retreat for high schoolers. This year it was graciously hosted by St. Stephen’s,...
March 8, 2016
Part I: Wine and Christianity“He took the cup of wine, blessed it, gave it to his disciples and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which has been shed for many...
March 8, 2016
Thursday to Saturday, February 18 to 20, some twenty-two leaders of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine/Israel Network (PIN) gathered at the Diocese of the Rio Grande...
March 1, 2016
On Thursday, February 25, the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, community gathered to celebrate and honor the work of Sojourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital....
February 29, 2016
On February 26, 2015, Amilcar Perez-Lopez was shot six times to the back by SFPD in the Mission district of San Francisco. On Friday, February 26, a crowd of neighbors, the...
February 11, 2016
On Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9, schoolchildren at St. Cornelius’ School in Richmond celebrated not only with pancakes but also with hundreds of new books! As part of her...
February 11, 2016
“Quia ergo femina mortem instruxit, clara virgo illam interemit,” (For since a woman drew up death, a virgin gleaming dashed it down) began the introit. With these words on...
February 9, 2016
Further to last week’s reflection, I did take part with thousands of others in last Wednesday’s protest of the excesses surrounding the Super Bowl — the thousand private...
February 9, 2016
“It was an amazing experience… I feel transformed,” was the response of one of the more than 200 people who crowded the conference and meeting spaces of Grace Cathedral, San...
February 2, 2016
Tom Poynor, the Episcopal chaplain at UC Berkeley, was recently awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment for the campus ministry at UC Berkeley. The grant, totaling $...
January 20, 2016
On Thursday, January 14, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus installed the Rev. Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith as the Canon for Discipleship in the Episcopal Diocese of...
January 20, 2016
People of a great variety faiths came together this past weekend to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to call for continued change. On Friday...
January 12, 2016
On Thursday, January 7, the San Francisco Interfaith Council hosted an interfaith prayer service for Edwin M. Lee, on the eve of the inauguration of his second elected...
December 22, 2015
The past few months have done much to shake faith in peaceful coexistence. From the horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernandino to the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in...

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