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April 22, 2014
On Thursday, April 17 — Maundy Thursday — St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, hosted an interfaith public foot-washing to honor immigrant families. The event brought... Read More
March 17, 2014
Consistently through the course of their time in Haiti, pilgrims reflected on how difficult it was to explain to friends and family — religious or otherwise — exactly what... Read More
March 4, 2014
On Sunday, March 2, the pilgrims to Haiti from The Episcopal Church experienced firsthand what is often referred to as “the resilience of the Haitian people.” After a simple... Read More
March 4, 2014
On Friday, Feb. 28, seven pilgrims from the Diocese of California departed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to experience the holiness of that country. Through the week, the... Read More
January 18, 2014
Whereas, the State of California is in the worst drought on record; and
Whereas, Governor Jerry Brown has officially declared a drought emergency for the state of...
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December 27, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, VIII Bishop of Utah, and longtime friend and companion of the Diocese of California died on Thursday, December 26, 2013. He moved to...
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December 24, 2013
“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... Read More
December 16, 2013
On Wednesday, December 11, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus spoke at San Francisco’s civic memorial honoring the late Nelson Mandela. The memorial was organized by Mayor Ed... Read More
December 9, 2013
On Saturday, December 7, five men and women were made into deacons at the hands of the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus in the semi-annual ordination service at Grace Cathedral... Read More
December 5, 2013
The world is saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. We have all been strengthened by the example of his compassion
in the face of inhumanity, his perseverance, his...
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November 11, 2013
We all suffer with suffering life everywhere. Here in the Diocese of California we feel the suffering of the people of the Philippines keenly, as so many Filipinos have... Read More
October 8, 2013
On October 2, Episcopal Community Services hosted their Annual Awards Luncheon to honor three incredible advocates for San Francisco’s homeless population and to commemorate... Read More
October 3, 2013
“Music and art are intrinsic and essential to human life. Culture is built on music and art, not the other way around. No people know this better than the Haitians. The... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More