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A Prayer in the Time of COVID19

We shared this prayer at our daily staff Morning Prayer today, and offer it here with special intentions for all healthcare workers and first responders working to bring health and healing in this time of global pandemic. Loving God, your compassions never fail and your mercies are new every morning. Heal us from suffocating fear,

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Sacred Ground

One in the Spirit — our diocesan ministry committed to engagement across differences — is finishing up its inaugural 10 session series of “Sacred Ground” dialogue circles centered on conversations about race and racism. One of the texts for the series is “Jesus and the Disinherited” — the 1949 book by African-American minister, theologian, and

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On Power, Domination and Circles

Words of wisdom on a Friday morning in August from Fr. Richard Rohr. “Circles are much more threatening than pyramids are, at least to empires, the wealthy, or any patriarchal system. What if we actually surrendered to the inner Trinitarian flow and let it be our primary teacher? Our notion of society, politics, and authority—which

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Where I go, I commit to love

As we prepare to say goodbye to July and welcome August, we find both comfort and challenge in the reminder of what it is to be “one in the Spirit” through these words of inspiration and encouragement from Bishop Steven Charleston. They are words that call us to the common cause of hope even as

Voices of Pride 2021

For decades, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has been in the forefront of the movement for full inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in our church and for equal protection in our nation. This year since we cannot march in Pride Parades we’re offering a virtual witness – Voices of Pride – with the message that whoever you are and wherever you

Who Are You?

The work of One in the Spirit — bringing people together to engage across differences as we continue to live out our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being — is grounded in our tradition and our scripture. It is also borne out in our experience that getting to know “who” the

To be in unity with the Spirit

Today’s reflection comes to us from African American mystic and scholar Howard Thurman via Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation … drawing a through line from the ancient mystics and our historic faith to the challenges of polarization and demonization of “the other” that plagues us in this moment. Long ago, Plotinus [205–270 CE]

Remembering George Floyd

On this anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, we share this prayer — offered by Prioress Susan Rudolph OSB at the time of his death — calling us to both grieve his loss and mobilize to end the systemic racism that plagues our nation. Kyrie eleison. The echo of his helpless cry haunts me.

We Heal In Community

COVID-19 roared into the world in late 2019 and by mid-March 2020 California began experiencing COVID-related losses – of life, of health, of wellbeing, of income, of employment, of community, and of companionship. As life begins to return to a new version of “normal” we need to heal from our many losses. St. Athanasius Episcopal

A Call For Daily Prayers For Peace

Gracious God, unite all who love you in daily prayers for wisdom and restraint on the part of the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian National Authority, and Hamas: Benjamin, Mahmoud, and Ismail. Flood their forecourts with diplomats and their ears with the wails of the innocent victims of useless violence. If they all have a

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