Our St Paul’s community was on the spot as the host for the consecration of Bishop Susan.  And there was a lot of work in advance, with multiple rehearsals of participants at all levels, preparation of the campus, intricate planning of timing, and practice even up to the very beginning of the service.  Here are … READ MORE…

Proper 18A St. Paul’s Cathedral, 8a, 10.30a 10 September 2017 Happy New Year! School has started, and families with younger children are learning new rhythms and negotiating new schedules. Our calendars may say the New Year is still months away, but our Jewish colleagues begin their observation 10 days from now. The story of Passover … READ MORE…

The transition team of the Episcopal Diocese has shared this FAQ with us: Bishop Jefferts Schori (pictured here with the Rev Canon Brooks Mason& Bishop Mathes) attended our 2014 Diocesan Convention What is an assisting bishop? An assisting bishop is a bishop appointed by the standing committee to serve under its direction for a certain … READ MORE…

Luke 10:25-37 Come Holy Spirit: Touch our minds and think with them, touch our lips and speak with them and touch our hearts and set them on fire with love for you. AMEN. Different times in human history have gone by different names: the reformation, the renaissance, the age of reason, the Enlightenment. In our … READ MORE…

There has been much well-deserved acclaim about the elevation of a woman to the episcopate of the Church of England, and I cannot help but reflect on the books by Anthony Trollope whose interest in the Diocese of Barchester (fictitious but likely based on a real one) centered around the bishop’s wife, the redoubtable Mrs. … READ MORE…

My, but we had a busy week this past week! There was Diocesan Convention, and a joyful Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop Todd Hurrell was installed as the newest member of the Verger Corps We said a  good bye to our dear Dean 3.5, the Very Rev Rebecca McClain, with thanks and love And prepared … READ MORE…

A news story highlights Bishop Mathes and other faith leaders speaking out against the anti-Muslim film as well as the violence of the response. Around a dozen leaders of San Diego’s religious community Thursday condemned an anti-Muslim film and resulting violence throughout North Africa and the Middle East, in which three area residents were among … READ MORE…

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