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July 8, 2018 | by Hanh Tran

Greetings from the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. It has been extraordinary experience for me to be one of the lay deputy serving this particular General Convention for many reasons.  First of all I got to see many  old friends from around the country, overseas and meet new friends. I […]

July 8, 2018 | by Kirby Smith

One of the great pleasures of attending General Convention is getting to see old friends and make new ones.  When I entered the visitors’ section of the House of Deputies today, I saw an old friend from another diocese.  There was a lull in the action on the floor, so we started chatting, catching up […]

July 3, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

General Convention opens tomorrow at the Austin (TX) Convention Center.  This is the 79th gathering of The Episcopal Church (TEC).  The first one was held in 1785 in Philadelphia, with two more held the next year.  After 1786 they have usually been held every three years.  It’s not only a massive family gathering, with stellar […]

December 1, 2017 | by Jim Stiven

Following the publication of Resolution 17-05, and the dissemination of the standing committee president’s commentary on the subject, questions emerged. We offer these frequently asked questions and responses in hopes of providing further guidance on these topics. These responses are not intended as legal advice.   Does Resolution 17-05 require congregations in the diocese to declare […]

November 15, 2017 | by Diocesan Convention

Resolved, that this 44th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego declares the Diocese of San Diego to be a Sanctuary Diocese; and be it further Resolved, that the Diocese of San Diego, as people of faith and people of conscience, pledges to resist efforts to target and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, […]

November 15, 2017 | by Jim Stiven

After lengthy debate, the convention voted to adopt Resolution 17-05.  That resolution, among other things, declared that the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is a Sanctuary Diocese, and that congregations in the diocese consider becoming sanctuary congregations. Questions were raised during the debate, and questions have been asked by clergy members and laity as to […]

February 27, 2017 | by admin_user

At the 43rd convention in 2016, we passed a resolution establishing a companion relationship with the Western Diocese of the Anglican Church in Mexico. Our diocese share a common mission: we dare to follow Jesus Christ in his life of fearless love for the world. We also share over 200 miles of a common international […]

November 16, 2016 | by admin_user

The 43rd annual Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego began with workshops, business and an outdoors barbecue with live music and dancing at St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert, and continued with a Eucharist and business session on Saturday. Sermon by the Rev. Andrew Green Workshops Opportunities for learning kicked off the convention activities […]

November 11, 2015 | by admin_user

“We are the church called to tell Good News; we are the church to mend a broken world. In the end, that is the only thing that matters,” the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes said in his sermon during the Convention Eucharist on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Over 300 people attended, which was also the […]

November 7, 2015 | by Jim Mathes

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. La gracia y paz de Dios nuestro Padre y Señor Jesucristo a todos ustedes. We Episcopalians are often teased about our liturgical gymnastics: stand to sing, sit for readings and sermons, kneel or stand for prayer (depending if we are using […]

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