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Resources for Juneteenth

Juneteenth National Independence Day (June 19) – sometimes known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or Black Independence Day – was named a federal holiday in 2021 by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. It celebrates the end of slavery in Confederate states, which officially began with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. It took two and a half years more, until June 19, 1865, for slaves in Texas to be freed when victorious Union soldiers enforced the order. Regional celebrations of the day have been held since 1866.

The 2021 meeting of Diocesan Convention adopted a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a diocesan observance beginning June 19, 2022. The resolution also directs the Los Angeles deputation to General Convention to begin working toward inclusion of the holiday in Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Click here to read more about the Diocesan celebration

Click Here for resources and a liturgy from the Diocese of California. 

Resources for LGBTQ+ Pride:

The following resources are offered to enhance worship to and with the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month (June) and throughout the year: 

Resources for Common Prayer – A project of the Task Force on Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision

https://www.episcopalcommonprayer.org/

Existing Liturgies – Online links to available liturgical resources authorized and/or published by The Episcopal Church and/or Church Publishing Incorporated.
https://www.episcopalcommonprayer.org/existing-liturgies1.html

In Spirit & Truth: A Vision of Episcopal Worship – A book of essays inviting conversation about the direction of our worship life.

https://www.churchpublishing.org/inspiritandtruth

Prayers for Peace in a Time of War – Compiled by the Commission on Liturgy & Music.

https://diocesela.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Prayers-for-Peace.pdf

Drink This, All of You – Guidelines on returning to communion.

English: https://diocesela.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Drink-This-All-of-You-1-1.pdf
Spanish: https://diocesela.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Drink-This-All-of-You_Spanish-1-1.pdf

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