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May 4, 2017 | by Jim Mathes

April 30, 2017 St. George’s Day Evensong St. Paul’s Cathedral Matthew 10: 16-22 Come Holy Spirit:  Touch our minds and think with them, touch our lips and speak with them and touch our hearts and set them on fire with love for you.  AMEN. This is always quite a day.  A bit of a parade, […]

January 3, 2017 | by Jim Mathes

“In just a few days, we will celebrate the feast of the epiphany and then be launched into that season of epiphany where increasingly Jesus is, more and more, revealed to us as the messiah. Through his teaching, through the miracles that he performs as he calls his first disciples, we see who he is, […]

December 30, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

Christmas Eve, 2016 St. Paul’s Cathedral San Diego, California Isaiah 9: 2-7 Luke 2: 1-14 Come Holy Spirit:  Touch our minds and think with them, touch our lips and speak with them and touch our hearts and set them on fire with love for you.  AMEN. I. I had another sermon written for tonight.  I […]

December 16, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

Bishop Mathes’ Christmas Message for 2016: “In the early morning I always walk my dog and I usually come down this road here on our way to Shelter Island to capture the early morning sunrise and the beauty of San Diego. . . If I’m focused on that, if I’m focused on my own things […]

June 23, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

I am deeply saddened to report that yesterday evening a fire in the rectory of St. James by-the-Sea, La Jolla destroyed the garage and claimed one life. The Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves, rector, and his wife, Laura, are grieving the loss of Laura’s mother, Ellen. She was 90 years old and a much loved mother and […]