Canon Luis Garibay and the Rev. Lester V. Mackenzie, who have been growing in friendship since 1998, yesterday (Feb. 28) at St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park.

Bless us, O God, in this holy season, in which our hearts seek your help and healing; and so purify us by your discipline that we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer