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Into the World

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother

St. James’ Rector, The Rev. Dr. Kate Cress was recently invited as guest homilist for Solemn Evensong at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John’s, Los Angeles. Below is the transcript. January 19, 2019 Psychologists are known to say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.”  And it’s true, isn’t it, that we can trace some of the most complicated moments…

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A Holy Pilgrimage

Have you ever found yourself planning a vacation, or some kind of journey or trip, with a certain set of expectations, only to return with experiences and images you never imagined? Well, that happened to me. For the past two weeks, I’ve been a pilgrim in the Holy Land. I had expected to return refreshed…

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Recipe for Greatness

  Zane Gray was my grandfather, named after the much recognized and prolific novelist. The author was known for his love of writing stories of the old West with the colors, hues, and backdrops that romanticized the characters and the adventures they experienced. Much like my grandfather, the author also enjoyed baseball, expressive photography, and Americana.…

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William Grant – Growing Up to Work in the Church

My name is William Grant. Most people call me Bill and the Guyanese community call me W.G. I was born in the bauxite mining town of Mackenzie, Guyana, South America. I was brought up in the Anglican denomination as a strict Anglo-Catholic with the smells and bells (lots of incense,) an altar boy at the…

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Reward Anyanwu – Connecting With Nigeria

Listen to Reward’s story: My name is Reward Anyanwu, and I’m a devoted long-time parishioner for over 45 years at St. James’. This week has been wonderful. Yesterday we had the consecration of the Coadjutor. It was a great consecration. This is my second consecration for bishops in the diocese of Los Angeles. I was…

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Amanda Rose: Finding the Need For Community

Listen to Amanda’s story. I’m a data analyst. I got my start in communications studying how people create and maintain perceptions. And I transferred that skillset to data analytics. I analyze large pools of data for human insights on how people do – and what they do – to explain how people act differently than…

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INTO THE WORLD How are we instruments of transformation? How do we preach hope in our everyday lives apart from Sunday? The season of Pentecost is the celebration of not only the birth of the Church, but also the grow the of faith and of love throughout the world as the disciples went forth beyond…

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