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January 14, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Vista welcomed Bishop Susan Brown Snook for the first Bishop’s Visitation and Church Revival of the year. Each week Bishop Susan visits a church in the diocese. This year during the Bishop’s visit, each church is celebrating with a revival, filled with liturgical depth, testimony, prayer, and celebration—perfect for welcoming […]

December 16, 2021 | by Public Health Taskforce

Christmas is almost here – and with the anticipation of blessed Christmas services comes concern about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly in our area.  This variant appears to be more infectious than its predecessor Delta and more resistant to vaccine-induced immunity. Fortunately, it also appears to cause less severe illness. […]

December 9, 2021 | by The Rev. Carlos Garcia

Las Posadas is a Spanish word that means inn. Las Posadas commemorates the journey of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to spend the night at the time Jesus was born and has become a Mexican tradition in the celebration of Christmas. In this way, they relive the nativity of the Lord. For nine […]

December 9, 2021 | by Jason Evans

 We all know that most Americans have an increasing predilection for video over reading. Whether figuring out how to fix a leaky sink or how cryptocurrency works, more and more Americans prefer video to text when learning about solutions, products, services, and spoiler-filled blockbuster reviews. It is safe to say that most potential visitors […]

November 19, 2021 | by Pamela Brittain

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chula Vista has a long history of outreach and service to families in the surrounding neighborhood. For nearly 70 years, from 1951 to 2017, the congregation served students from kindergarten to eighth grade through St. John’s Episcopal Day School. In 2017 the school closed due to low enrollment and a […]

November 12, 2021 | by Jason Evans

In the fifth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world.” That “you” means you … and me. Can you imagine what this would have sounded like to those that originally heard Jesus say this in first century Palestine? Before modern electrification, before light bulbs Jesus tells those that […]

October 29, 2021 | by Erin O'Brien

Last weekend I was blessed to attend a retreat at Camp Stevens with diocesan colleagues who work in Children’s and Youth Ministry. I am not sure I have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to do justice to the beauty of the locale or the richness of the experience. The weather in Julian was picture-perfect—crisp and chilly, […]

October 22, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook visited the joyful congregation of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Park on Sunday, October 17, 2021 to celebrate the church’s return to parish status in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.  The Revs. Laurel and Colin Mathewson’s leadership over the last five years has grown St. Luke’s into a bustling community. With […]

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 […]

June 25, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Jeff Pack, St. Paul’s Cathedral John Shelby Spong, the controversial, well-traveled, and now retired, Episcopal Bishop from New Jersey, once claimed his early spiritual search was simply a means to seeking security for his anxious and insecure soul.  He would discover he was only partially correct, as he later wrote in his autobiography, “…I discovered […]

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