Holy Week Resources
The world has changed since COVID-19 has become a household word. State-wide stay-at-home orders have resulted in most of our gatherings and worship services being canceled, postponed or moved to unfamiliar formats. While following the social distancing guidelines to protect the vulnerable has been a sacrifice that we have been willing to make, the decision to do so has left many of us bereft- especially as we approach Holy Week- a time usually filled with beautiful services, and beloved traditions.
In an effort to allow us to participate in the transformational experiences of Holy Week despite the restrictions on gathering in our communities, we are pleased to provide a thoughtfully curated collection of resources for use by adults and families with kids of all ages- all of which can be done from home! Your friends at Faith-to-Go and the diocesan staff have put together a robust offering of activities, liturgies, prayers and more, designed to deepen our devotion as we follow Christ’s journey from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. I invite you to celebrate this time with us, even though we are unable to gather in person. I hope you will be inspired and renewed during Holy Week as we look forward to resurrection, healing and new life ahead!
-Christian Gillette, Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship
You are invited to join Bishop Susan Brown Snook on Easter Sunday morning for a diocesan-wide Easter celebration, featuring contributions from across the diocese of San Diego. This service will be streamed online at www.edsd.org
and on the EDSD YouTube channel
at 10:00am! Additional Easter Sunday resources for families will be available on the Faith-To-Go
website, on Monday April 6. Come celebrate the risen Christ with us!
Category: #Evangelism, #Outreach, #Sundays, #Uncategorized, #Youth, Children, & Families
A Deacon’s Reflection: Semper Gumbi
November 22, 2022
Most everyone in the San Diego area knows the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fi,” always faithful. Some know the Coast Guard motto: “Semper Paratus,” always prepared. From my experience as a deacon, I suggest that the motto for the diaconate should be: “Semper Gumbi,” always flexible. What I thought I would do as a deacon […]
Ripples: Piety, Study, and Action in 30 Minutes a Day
Though the subtitle is tongue in cheek, one of the concepts we learn in Cursillo to help maintain our spiritual life in Christ is summed up in those three words: Piety, Study, and Action. The simple activity of reading the Bible daily to another person has strengthened me in those three disciplines. It has impacted […]
Diocesan Convention 2022 Recap
November 15, 2022
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego gathered at St. Bartholomew’s in Poway for the 49th Diocesan Convention Saturday, November 11. The joy of coming together IN-PERSON for the first time in three years was seen on every smiling face and in every conversation. During Opening Eucharist, Bishop Susan recalls the ups and downs of the […]