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Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Friday, December 22

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 A homeless God. That story didn’t start with Mary and Joseph looking for a motel room in Bethlehem but from the ancient Jewish tradition. Today David is...

Lectionary Reflection: St. Francis Sunday

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Friday, September 29

Jeremiah 22:13-16; Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 11:25-30 Today we replace our regular Sunday observance with the commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi for whom the city of San Francisco is named. Francis is one of those...

Lectionary Reflection: The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Friday, August 4

Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36; 2 Peter 1:13-21 The Transfiguration as a feast day was first observed by the desert monks of the ancient Christian East and later embraced by the West. Here in the Western...

Tri-Valley Interfaith Iftar Dinner

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Tuesday, June 6

Iftar means ‘fast-breaking,’ and it is an integral part of the Muslim community life during the sacred month of Ramadan. Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast with a community dinner called an “iftar.” Please join...

Looking Back and Looking Forward — World AIDS Day 2016

By The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Monday, December 5

Grace Cathedral marked the 18th World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1st, with a midday service of the Holy Eucharist, celebrated in the cathedral’s unique AIDS Memorial Interfaith Chapel.   The focus of the Chapel...

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