Summer Solstice Mass & Prayerbook Cross Commemoration (June 21)


Summer Solstice Mass & Prayerbook Cross Commemoration (June 21)

Holy Hikes- San Francisco Bay Area has resumed hikes and is gathering quarterly throughout the year for hikes during the equinoxes and solstices. On Wednesday, June 21 at 12:30pm Holy Hikes will offer a liturgical hike around Stow Lake (in Golden Gate Park) and up to The Prayer Book Cross. The stational Holy Eucharist will follow a fairly flat 1 mile loop around the lake and finish with the Communion at the foot of the Prayer Book Cross, which is just across JFK Drive from the Stow Lake Picnic Area. The cross is about 200 feet up a hill from JFK Drive. Meet at the Stow Lake Boathouse at 12:20pm; hiking begins promptly at 12:30pm sharp.
On June 24, 1579, on the Feast of Saint John the Baptist, Sir Francis Drake’s chaplain presided over the Holy Eucharist in Drake’s Bay, which was the first service in the English tongue on our coast and the first use of the Book of Common Prayer in our country. The Prayerbook Cross in Golden Gate Park, which bears our diocesan seal, commemorates this event. 
When: Wednesday, June 21, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Stow Lake Boathouse, 50 Stow Lake Drive E, San Francisco 
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, 
Photo by Wesley D. Capps, used with permission. 

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