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April 8, 2009
Every year on Tuesday in Holy Week, the clergy of the diocese gather at Grace Cathedral to renew their ordination vows and receive newly blessed oils for healing and baptism...
March 10, 2009
San Francisco, March 6, 2009 – The Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California, today announced the appointment of the Rt Rev Peter James Lee, currently Bishop of...
March 6, 2009
Once upon a time, leaders from all over San Francisco, including representatives from the academic, health, business, labor, and political realms, gathered around a table...
March 5, 2009
It was my third year of seminary, 1999, when I first became aware that human trafficking was happening right here in the Bay Area. At the time, I was the youth group leader...
March 4, 2009
In late 2005, a fifteen-year-old African-American girl came to a neighborhood teen shelter terrified by a local street gang. She reported that gang members lured her into a...
February 10, 2009
More than 330 people took their Hats Off to Episcopal Charities’ (EC) new vision at a gala on Saturday, February 7 at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco. Guests wore hats...
January 29, 2009
Bishop Marc has written a pastoral letter to all members of the Diocese of California about the economic situation. The text of the letter is posted below. The letter is...
January 6, 2009
Israel's ten-day military operation in the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip was stepped up with a ground assault January 3 amid renewed calls from religious and...
January 6, 2009
In a landmark ruling that could have national implications, the California Supreme Court on January 5 upheld an earlier court decision that buildings and property do not...
December 23, 2008
God of the universe, you came among us as one of us, because of your infinite love for all. The world needed you then, and we need you now. You came to take away the sin of...
December 16, 2008
The Ven Clarence Stacy, former archdeacon of the Diocese of California, died on Friday, December 12, 2008, in Alhambra, CA, after a long illness. He is survived by his...
December 9, 2008
During Thanksgiving week, a new piece of art was installed and blessed at the Bishop's Ranch. The mosaic, depicting a lion resting on the rolling hillsides of the ranch...
December 9, 2008
On Saturday, December 6 (the feast of St Nicholas of Myra), the Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus ordained seven women and men to the priesthood and one woman as a vocational deacon...
November 15, 2008
A CBS5 news story including footage of Mount Calvary and an interview with Br Lawrence, OHC, is now available at SF Gate; one stunning aerial photo shows the footprint of...
November 14, 2008
Mount Calvary Retreat House in Santa Barbara, a spiritual home to many members of the Diocese of California, has been destroyed by the Tea Fire buring in Montecito. All the...
November 4, 2008
On the night before the big election, I was done with campaigning and the last thing I wanted to see was another political commercial. My pre-election tension was high, as a...
October 28, 2008
The Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge District are custodians of a reality that can only be described as spiritual. Periodically the issue of a suicide barrier is raised...
October 22, 2008
During the week of October 13, the Diocese of California engaged in convention activities, concluding with the business meeting on Saturday, October 18. Convention week...

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