On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:50 am
The Province 8 House of Bishops had a rare opportunity to view the St. Alban’s Psalter at the Getty Library yesterday (January 9). The Psalter is a superb and unique work of medieval art and devotion. It was produced in England in the years following the Norman Conquest. The Psalter... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:05 am
Why don't you think of him as the one who is coming, who has been approaching from all eternity, the one who will someday arrive, the ultimate fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? What keeps you from projecting his birth into the ages that are coming into existence,... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 4:25 pm
Yesterday I learned that the icons of Mary Magdalene and John Donne in Grace Cathedral had been vandalized, probably beyond repair. It seems that the desecrator was pointed out, a “tall, tattooed man” who had been hanging around the cathedral for some days. He was seen destroying the icons, and... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, November 29, 2013, 3:25 pm
Early on Thanksgiving morning I joined friends a few miles from the Bishop’s Ranch for an annual dance and singing at Ya-Ka-Ama (Our Land). The dancing and singing takes place in the center of a pow-wow ground, a double circle pole construction with a wide empty center. The pole structure... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 10:40 am
By the good graces of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and her local chief of staff, Dan Bernal, Sheila and I were able to be at the Betty Ong Community Center in San Francisco yesterday to hear President Barack Obama speak on immigration reform legislation... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
Good afternoon. I am Marc Andrus, Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of California, and I welcome you to this press conference with faith leaders in San Francisco. We gather here on Nob Hill today, at Grace Cathedral in support of the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8. We... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:35 pm
It was a moment of elation and satisfaction, and immediate collective commitment to continue the struggle in City Hall in San Francisco at 7 this morning. So many people present in our beautiful city hall had devoted themselves to achieving marriage equality, and specifically to overturning DOMA and Prop 8.... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 2:43 pm
Most loving God, source of life and sustainer of Creation, in the light of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, we pray for the will to bear always in mind the future of our planet, of the human children of tomorrow, and the many imperiled species and ecosystems of the future... Bishop Marc Andrus
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 7:03 pm
Vampires, werewolves, and zombies have us in their grips. The reason for their resonance and power is spiritual, and the reasons are different for each mythical being. With World War Z premiering, we have a new spiritual meaning for zombies. A teenaged friend of ours was dating a person in... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2:27 pm
“Those who receive maximum care and affection from their mothers will always have the trace of this in them, no matter what happens to them in life.” — XIV Dalai Lama, teaching in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2013 When I heard the Dalai Lama say this yesterday in Louisville in... Bishop Marc Andrus