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February 26, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the day to commemorate the service and death 58,000 Americans, nearly 500,000 Americans and 850,000 allies that served during the war in South Vietnam (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975).  The men and women who served did not get any thanks when they returned […]

February 24, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Holy Cross has been a pilgrim congregation since its beginning. Having started as a mission in 1986, the congregation has never built its own building. Holy Cross has worshipped in a deli, next to animal rescues, and for the last eight years, rented in a business park in Bressi Ranch, a section of Carlsbad. Holy […]

February 11, 2021 | by Christian Gillette

What comes to mind when you hear the word “evangelism?” Awkward conversations? Missionaries in far off lands? Questionable theology?  If that sounds about right, then I want you to know that you are not alone.  To be perfectly honest, the concept of Christian Evangelism used to make me really nervous.  I couldn’t quite get the […]

January 22, 2021 | by Colin Mathewson

God is beginning a new thing at St. Matthew’s in National City, and we need your help!  A blessing to the city since its founding in 1887, the congregation has known its share of glorious visions and heartbreaks these past many decades.  For the previous thirty years, its congregation has proudly served as a trusted […]

January 15, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

We, the Episcopal Bishops of California, have watched the events of January 6th and following days with deep concern. As Christians we follow Jesus, who is the Way of Love. This weekend, when we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we call upon the leaders of our cities, states and country to […]

January 15, 2021 | by D Rebecca Dinovo

We celebrate the legacy and example of one of our nation’s most beloved civil rights leaders, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 18th. His words and example seem especially fitting at this moment in time as we witness incredible division and violence in our nation. We remember Dr. King’s call to “Build […]

January 8, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

We are excited to announce a new part-time Missioner position for the Diocese! The Rev. D Rebecca Dinovo and Deann Rios will jointly serve as our Missioners for Peace & Justice. Rev. Rebecca will continue to serve as Minister for Congregational Life at St. James La Jolla, while Deann will also continue with her work […]

January 8, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

As I write, the US Capitol is on lockdown, Vice President Pence has been rushed from the Senate floor to safety, Capitol buildings have been evacuated, and protesters have breached police barricades at the Capitol. These violent threats to the peaceful transition of power threaten the peace and security of our nation, as well as […]

November 23, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

As bishops of the Anglican Communion in the Americas participating in the Borderlands Summit 2020 we offer the following statement.   As teachers of the faith, we remind the church that the Bible is full of stories of immigrants, exiles, and refugees and consistently God is with them. We invite the church to study the […]

November 20, 2020 | by Erika Morgan

“Net Zero Energy” – what is it??  And how does it apply to the Diocese?  Earlier this month, Convention approved a resolution on “Creation Care through Clean Renewable Energy for EDSD Churches”.  This Resolution formally created the “Future Bound Solar Initiative”.  The Initiative began in 2019 under the auspices of the Diocesan Property Committee and […]