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July 10, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Sign the Anti-Racism Covenant- Click Here Bishop Susan Brown Snook invites you to join her in signing an anti-racism covenant to work toward racial justice and reconciliation. This covenant was created by a group of bishops, including Bishop Susan, from across The Episcopal Church.  Click Here for Spanish Translation “Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their […]

July 2, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends in Christ,   I am writing to you with regret to ask you once more to suspend in-person worship at our churches during the month of July. This decision does not come without significant prayer, discussion, and deep thought. As you may know, the governor of California today instituted broad restrictions on in-person […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

As people of faith, we believe that all people were created in the image of God and are beloved by God. Christian tradition, following Jewish tradition before it, tells us that God particularly cares for those who are oppressed. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus’ mother Mary sings about what God is doing in Jesus when she […]

June 12, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I deeply appreciate the hard work congregations are doing to plan for restarting in-person worship. I have said previously that in-person worship may begin on June 21, but congregations may start later than June 21 if that is appropriate for their context. In making this determination, task forces should consider their physical context, the age […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Crises expose divisions. This has never been clearer than in the current moment: the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color and people living in poverty. “Essential” workers are seen as expendable, receiving low pay and risky working conditions, while they work to ensure that others can live. Our country is mired in disagreements of […]

May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! In our current pandemic situation, we are learning new ways to proclaim this great truth of our faith. Jesus Christ is risen, and we have good news of eternal and abundant life in Christ to proclaim. In our church, that mission has not changed. Our ways of accomplishing that mission are […]

May 23, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)”   From the beginning of the pandemic, our Episcopal congregations and our respective dioceses have been strengthened by prayer, study, […]

March 27, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

[Feast of the Annunciation 3.25.2020] This is the Annunciation Icon at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale. The iconographer is Laura Fisher Smith, and as the vicar of Nativity, I worked with her to commission this remarkable icon. I hoped for a depiction of Mary that would show her not as the Queen of Heaven, […]

March 20, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

  My friends in the Diocese of San Diego, These are frightening times. The State of California is now under a mandatory stay-at-home order from the governor. With the exception of going out for necessities – groceries, banks, health care, gas stations, laundromat – everyone is ordered to stay at home to prevent the spread […]

March 13, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

My Friends in the Diocese of San Diego, As you know, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our world because of the new coronavirus. In Italy and other countries, the health care system is overwhelmed and people are dying from lack of available resources. Sadly, the virus is here in the United States […]

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