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Article | December 24, 2021

Important Update on Christmas Services


Dear Friends, 

As the omicron variant takes hold across the world, the San Francisco Bay Area is also seeing an increase in infection, even among highly vaccinated populations. These circumstances cause us to reflect on the responsibility of Grace Cathedral during this difficult time.  

We encourage those most vulnerable to consider celebrating with us online as an option. We have imposed an in-person capacity limit of 600 for Christmas Day and we will maintain our Christmas Eve capacity of 1200. Registration is now at capacity and these limits will be strictly observed at the Cathedral. 

While we are disappointed to not be able to welcome everyone who wants to come in person, this pandemic has taught us how to connect with each other through the love of Jesus Christ in our online community.  As you may already be aware, we have always offered our services online as an option to our in-person services.  Celebrate with us this Christmas Season watch livestreaming of the following services:  

Christmas Lessons and Carols at 4 pm Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys 

Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist at 7:30 pm Sung by a Mixed-voice Quartet 

Christmas Eve “Midnight Mass” Choral Eucharist at 11 pm and 10:30 pm Carol Prelude Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys with Orchestra 

Christmas Day Choral Eucharist at 11 am Sung by the Men of the Choir 

Thank you for your faithfulness during this Christmas season. Together, we truly are doing the holy work of caring for our neighbors and the most vulnerable among us.  

With gratitude,  
Marc Handley Andrus and Malcolm Clemens Young

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California

The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, ThD
Dean of Grace Cathedral

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