Well, today is my birthday.  And, because I am less than full time at St. George’s, I get an occassional Sunday off.  This was one of them — even though it’s Pentecost.  So we planned a trip (my birthday present) around getting in to worship at St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco.  We’ve been talking about doing this for some time. (more…)

Roshi Doshi blogs about his visit to St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco.  You may remember his blog piece I linked to on take this bread earlier:

10 march 2009

St. Gregory of Nyssa

St. Gregory of Nyssa church in San Francisco is located directly across from the Anchor Steam Brewery in San Francisco. Nadia had suggested that I attend morning prayer at St. Gregory’s since I was in town on business anyway … and as I trudged up the street at 745 AM and spied the simple wood building that is St. Gregory’s I almost turned back to the Starbucks and the New York Times that are my more typical morning prayer service. You see, another participant in the prayer service was going to be Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread, about whom I have posted. Sara’s book was a big part of my “decision” to jump into the unknown of being a Christian. Meeting a hero is a bit unnerving.

I walked in between the two wide open wooden doors to a huge sanctuary with incense hovering in the air like a ghost, illuminated by the rising sun from across the bay. Sara instantly saw me, called out “Richard!”(bear in mind we’d never met) and gave me a huge hug. It was quite something. So, I was glad I passed up Starbucks for St. Gregory.

If you want to see the whole thing, you can link here.