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March 9, 2014

On Shrove Tuesday this past week I visited the place where Jesus was baptized.  It is now a Jordanian national archaeological park and once again a pilgrimage site.[1]  One of the fruits of the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel nearly 20...

March 5, 2014

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  We begin Lent each year with a reminder that we are created of earth, that humble stuff we tread beneath our feet.  We seldom notice the dust unless we’re trying to remove it from our...

March 5, 2014

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."  We begin Lent each year with a reminder that we are created of earth, that humble stuff we...

February 27, 2014

We’re celebrating the feast of George Herbert today.  He was a poet and priest of the Church of England, born in 1593 to a wealthy and politically well-connected family.  He went to Cambridge at 16, earned a bachelor’s degree, and was appointed a...

February 23, 2014

We’re here today to celebrate the next chapter in a very long story.  The history of this diocese has roots in the first worship by Anglicans, led by Sir Francis Drake’s chaplain north of San Francisco in 1579.  A group of Native Americans stood by...

February 22, 2014

When I visited here the last time, I got to see several remarkable ministries.  I am frequently reminded of one of them – an afterschool tutoring program that worked with Sudanese immigrants.  I was given a small piece of art, painted by one of...

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