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May 17, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Ten dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.  Give to the departed eternal rest  Let light perpetual shine upon them.”   So reads the May 14 addition to ‘Litany in the Wake of A Mass Shooting’ on Bishops Against Gun Violence website. Just a day later, Sunday, May 15, yet another addition is needed:  “One dead at […]

April 19, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

Bishop Susan Brown Snook is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Archdeacon for our diocese: The Rev. Deacon Cindy Campos. In her role as Archdeacon, she will provide leadership, communications, community-building, and pastoral support for our deacon community, in collaboration with the Bishop. Deacon Cindy is particularly interested in using this role to […]

April 15, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1 Easter Blessings! God’s mighty act in resurrecting Jesus from the dead emphasizes what we believe: that God is the author of abundant life for all. This year, Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and for […]

April 12, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The hymn we often sing on Good Friday recognizes that we were there as Jesus died – because the life-and-death story of that astounding week in Jerusalem is the central story of our lives as children of God. All of us were there with Jesus, we believe […]

August 31, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]

August 18, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends in Christ, The world feels overwhelming right now. The heartbreaking scenes of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the refugees left behind; the devastation of another natural disaster in the suffering nation of Haiti; and the continuing COVID crisis at home and abroad leave us grief-stricken and wondering how we can help. Our help […]

May 7, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. One of the most frequent complaints I hear from my outpatient psychiatry patients is that they have a hard time sleeping. Good sleep […]

April 4, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends, Easter begins in darkness: the darkness of a pre-dawn morning as women walk through sleeping city streets to the tomb of their beloved rabbi. Grief-stricken and shocked, they are unaware of the glorious sunrise that awaits them, when they discover the empty tomb and hear the news that Christ is Risen. There’s a […]

April 1, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. A recent article in the Journal of Addiction Medicine reported changes in alcohol consumption in response to the COVID -19 pandemic in the […]

March 19, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Dear Friends, Two groups of people in our community, along with the people who love them, are hurting this week: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI people), and LGBTQ people. This week, our country witnessed yet another act of racial violence, directed against Asian-American women in Atlanta. We grieve with the families of those killed, while […]

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