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Stained Glass: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Today we look at the fifth in our series exploring the meaning of “The Lord’s Prayer Windows”, the lower lineup of stained glass windows along the eastern wall of the church nave. Today, let’s start at the bottom of the window, where we see Christ in the wilderness battling against Satan’s temptations. In the next…

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Palm Sunday

Dear friends, This weekend we entered Holy Week with one of the most exciting services of the year: Palm Sunday. We had the drama of Korean drums, the timeless ritual of blessing palms, and the procession of clergy and congregation into the church, triumphantly waving palms. (In the past we have included a donkey, but…

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Stained Glass: “Forgive Us Our Trespasses”

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Today we look at the fourth in our series exploring the meaning of “The Lord’s Prayer Windows”, the lower lineup of stained glass windows along the eastern wall of the main Sanctuary. Beginning at the top of the window you first find another…

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Choir of St. James Ireland Tour

On July 19, Mother Kate and 38 members of our choir will arrive in Dublin, Ireland, for a 10-day singing pilgrimage. With its sacred sites pre-existing Egypt’s pyramids, Ireland’s religious history spans the centuries from before the Druids of the Celts through the foundations of Christianity laid by St. Patrick and evolving to the present…

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Surrender

Dear Friends, I welcome this time of the year, the chance to pause and reflect on our relationship with God and one another. What beautiful words in our Ash Wednesday liturgy: “Dear People of God, I invite you … in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent…” And how do we…

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Connections and Community

Dear Friends, Last Saturday was wonderful, as we gathered together here at Saint James with friends from across the diocese to learn more about Korean history, culture, and Christianity. One highlight was hearing The Venerable Dr. Jongmae Kenneth Park (right), Bishop of Korean Buddhist Taegu Order Overseas Parish here in Los Angeles. He spoke about…

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Stained Glass: “Our Daily Bread”

In this series we are exploring the meaning of “The Lord’s Prayer Windows”, the lower right-hand lineup of stained glass windows in the main Sanctuary. In a sermon last fall by Mother Kate, we took a deeper look at the first window (Our Father). As a result of positive feedback, we decided to continue with this…

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Stained Glass: “Thy Kingdom Come”

As you sit facing the altar, look to your right and you will see a colorful lineup of stained glass windows, also known as “The Lord’s Prayer Windows”. Last fall, Mother Kate included the first window (Our Father) in one of her sermons, and there has been interest in knowing more about the rest them.…

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Rector’s Report

In ways that often seemed mysterious at the time, myriad experiences in my life – years spent living and working in Africa and Asia, teaching and conducting research in a range of educational settings, and serving as a priest in Massachusetts – now seem to have been paving a road to you, to life and ministry…

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder…

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