The Sunday Sermon: God’s Extravagant Love

Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 3 2022Penelope Bridges This story from John’s Gospel comes out of the blue for us today, after many weeks of walking through the Gospel of Luke. It might be helpful to know the Scriptural context of this extract: had we been following John, we would have just read the stunning … READ MORE…

Las Posadas at St. Paul’s This Christmas Eve

Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. The Posadas (Spanish for inn, lodging, or shelter) is a candlelight procession and celebration. In Mexico and some parts of Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, it is traditional to hold Posadas during the nine days before Christmas, beginning December 16 and ending December 24. The … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: A Prayer for the Season

Prayer: God of light, the daylight shortens as the winter solstice approaches. We await the coming of the Savior whose light will never darken. Grant us during this Advent and winter nourishing rains and peaceful snowfalls to replenish the earth’s aquifers, lakes and rivers. Restore the land so it will produce bountiful harvests for all … READ MORE…

2021 Christmas / Advent Schedule

San Diego Master Chorale Messiah SingSunday December 5, 5 pm, In-Person in the CathedralOur traditional Messiah “Sing-Along” returns to the Cathedral this year, with the San Diego Master Chorale conducted by John Russell and accompanied by Martin Green on the cathedral organ. Space is limited. Click Here to purchase tickets. Virgin of Guadalupe CelebrationSunday December … READ MORE…

Dean’s Letter: Thanksgiving

Hello St. Paul’s, Maybe you are seeing this on Thanksgiving Day, in which case Happy Thanksgiving! At a recent Morning Prayer Zoom, we somehow got onto the topic of holiday shopping – I think it came from a discussion of what the verse in the first letter of Peter meant: “Do not be conformed to … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Concerning Liturgical Colors

Hello St. Paul’s, As a child attending St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, I saw little color in our worship. The clergy of the very low Church of Ireland wore black cassock, white surplice, and black stole. There were no hangings or banners, and while there were (and still are) beautiful stained glass windows, the east … READ MORE…

Dear Parents: A Reminder about Grace, 17 Months Later

This letter was sent out to St. Paul’s Families exactly 17 months ago, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since today is the first day of school for many children in San Diego and in anticipation of our own program launch on September 12, I would like to remind parents to give themselves grace. Naturally, many details have changed over the course of 17 months, but the message remains the same.

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