Honors and Acclamations

Honorary Canons

From time to time, the Bishop names clergy and laypersons honorary canons of the Diocese of Los Angeles or the Cathedral of St. John in recognition of significant service to the larger Church.

The title “canon” dates from medieval times. It denote a key advisor to a bishop or a cathedral community.

In the Diocese of Los Angeles, an heirloom walking stick is traditionally passed successively to the clergyperson who ranks as Senior Canon.

An alphabetical list of honorary canons is here.

A list of honorary canons by year of designation is  here.

In memoriam: Honorary canons who have joined the saints in light

Those named to the Order of Angels are listed here.