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A Pastoral Letter from the Episcopal Bishops in California

The Episcopal Bishops in California issued a pastoral letter on May 22 in which they addressed the reopening of our churches. They write, in part:

Each of our dioceses will follow its re-entry protocols as planned. We are carefully monitoring directives from local governments and especially the State of California, which will not permit in-person worship until stage three. When the time comes, we will make decisions that we and our discernment partners think best for the diocesan families we serve. For now, we will not re-gather in our church buildings but will continue to attend church virtually in our homes, greeting each other via technology, and loving God and our neighbor. We will continue to protect, serve, and advocate for the most vulnerable among us. (Matthew 25:31-46)

You can find the entire letter here.


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