The Very Rev Penelope Bridges, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral San Diego, chants the Exsultet at the Easter Vigil
Maundy Thursday and Altar Consecration
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in San Diego, CA - Our Maundy Thursday service was extra special as the Right Reverend James R. Mathes from the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego served as Celebrant and consecrated our new Altar. We remodeled our sanctuary in 2013, but due to an issue with the previous Altar (which we thought could be saved, but ended up being demolished), we have been using our small chapel's altar ever since...well, until last night! Here are some photos from the service.
St. Thomas' Church, Temecula
Members of St. Thomas' Church, Temecula, gather for the dedication of their new facility, the first to be built in the Diocese of San Diego in about 10 years.
Four-legged choir member
Choir member Susan Fox's dog joined the choir, complete with custom choir robe, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Encinitas, California.
Resumption of Episcopal worship
More than 100 people from throughout the Diocese of San Diego celebrated the resumption of Episcopal worship and ministry at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Ocean Beach with a joyful "Service of Hope and Healing" Jan. 9.
Children play outside Dorcas House, a foster home for children with parents in prison, in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler, mission partner with The Episcopal Church, is an author, Episcopal priest, and interfaith advocate serving as the Rector of St. John's Church in Cairo (www.maadichurch.org/www.paulgordonchandler.com).
Dr. Robert Serio examines a young patient at St. Marc's School in Lilavois, Haiti during a Diocese of Alabama medical mission trip to the earthquake-ravaged country in February. Serio is back in Haiti the week of Jan. 8-15, 2011 on another diocesan medical mission trip. Photo/Dave Drachlis
Street vendors line the sidewalk Jan. 10 in Port-au-Prince as Haitians try to regain a sense of normalcy, nearly a year after a magnitude-7 earthquake destroyed large parts of the capital city.
One year after the Jan. 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake, only a few tents remain on the soccer field at the Diocese of Haiti's College St. Pierre School in Port-au-Prince. During the weeks following the quake, the soccer field was home to some 3,000 quake refugees.
Two young members of the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris add their "bricks" to a growing collection that symbolizes cathedral members' contributions to the effort to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.
The Rev. Canon James Mathes
The Rev. Canon James Mathes, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Chicago, was elected Bishop of San Diego on November 13.
The Rev. Canon Brooks Mason performs the baptism, while Dean Penny Bridges and the Rev. Colin Mathewson light the candle at St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego, 6/8/14
Blessing of Zero Arellano
Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Temecula, CA: Father Robert Nagy with Zero Arellano. October 4, 2014
A blessing for a turtle
Jack's turtle being blessed by the Rev. Brenda Sol at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas, California. Jack took over ownership of the turtle when its elderly owner passed away.