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Into the World

Saint James and a Harp

A few parishioners of the St. James’ family met up with the choir during the tour. These are some thoughts submitted by Sara Jane Thies. On this day of our patron, Saint James, we are blessed to have been in my motherland Ireland for almost a week. Starting in Dublin, to research more of the…

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Rev. Kate in Korea

Keep up with Mother Kate’s trip to Korea here, or by following her on Twitter Follow @RevKateCress Tweets by RevKateCress

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Celebrating Fr. John Kim

Congratulations Father Kim! Sunday Marks the 30th Anniversary of The Rev. John Kim’s  Ordination to the Priesthood. On Sunday mornings you can almost always see one slightly arched and skinny priest with disheveled hair, in his vestments, and most times running this way and that, preparing for three Sunday services. Once Bishop Diane Bruce declared,…

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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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