Adventword

As you may know, there is a tradition now from SSJE of “Adventword” where a word is given each day as a prompt for social media to react.  The Cathedral photographer Susan responds to this prompt from her own library of photographs, on the SPC page.  These were our photographs this year, with a brief … READ MORE…

At the March to Keep Families Together

Cathedral folk attended the March to Keep Families Together on June 23.  Here are some photos from the march. You can see more photographs of our Cathedral Contingent at https://www.flickr.com/photos/stpaulscathedral/albums/72157698337421745 Our church photographer Susan Forsburg also has an album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/slfphotographer/albums/72157697836121704

Photoessay: Vergers at the Vigil

If you visit Episcopal Cathedrals around the country, you will find that although we are a relatively small Cathedral, we have a mighty Verger Corps (see here for more about the vergers’ roles).  Your vergers are responsible for the smooth running of the service, spending lots of time before, during and after the service, to ensure that … READ MORE…

Singing hymns: photoessay

The humorist Garrison Keillor is credited with the following:  Many Episcopalians are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony, a talent that comes from sitting on the lap of someone singing alto or tenor or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by putting your little head against that person’s rib cage. It’s natural for … READ MORE…

Photoessay: behind the scenes at Christmas

St Paul’s offers a variety of Christmas services, from the 5pm family Mass, to the “Midnight” mass at 10.30pm, to the morning service on Christmas day.  This doesn’t happen without our dedicated staff, clergy, and volunteers.  A lot goes on behind the scenes!  Here’s a look at what you didn’t see: The Choirs practice before … READ MORE…

Evensong under Water

There’s an i-phone app called Waterlogue that takes photographs and makes them look like watercolor paintings.  I applied this to several of Sunday’s evensong photos , giving a fun portfolio.  Enjoy! –Susan, blogmaster & photographer

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes at the Sunday Service

A couple of years ago, we did a photoessay showing you what happens behind the scenes before the Easter Vigil.  Here’s a companion piece:  what happens before a 10.30 Sunday service?  This was Pentecost, which differs from a regular Sunday Eucharist just slightly–there are streamers, the clergy are vested in copes, and there are two … READ MORE…

Photo essay: Window tour

The stained glass windows at St Paul’s were created by a famous glass studio, Judson Studios of Pasadena. There’s a handy booklet with photos, describing each window, which you can pick up in the porch.  It’s worth a walk round with a pair of binoculars to take a look (and don’t forget the windows in the … READ MORE…

Pictures: Cathedral Day 2014

On Sunday, we celebrated Cathedral Day, heard our last sermon from our much loved interim dean the Very Rev. Rebecca McClain, and applauded as our much loved former subdean, the Rev Allisyn Thomas, was installed as an honorary Cathedral canon. Here are some pictures! The Choir was in good voice Ben Hulbert is the youngest … READ MORE…

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