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Worship

Regular Sunday worship at All Souls' is centered around Holy Eucharist. We are a liturgically traditional parish that follows the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and preserves rituals celebrated by Christians for nearly two millennia.

The service includes readings from scripture, a sermon, and prayers. This leads to Holy Communion, where we share bread and wine, believing it represents the presence of Jesus Christ.

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Our Services

Celtic Mass

Our Celtic service is held on Saturdays at 5pm. The service lasts about 50 minutes and includes a conversational sermon. The service also includes some time of silence. The prayers used at this service are taken from liturgical resources in Scotland, Ireland, and England.

Tuesday Morning Prayer

This service draws attendees from our parish, across the USA, and in the United Kingdom. Some have even joined via Zoom while traveling on Amtrak. The service includes prayers, scripture readings, hymns, and chants, offering a structured time for communal worship and morning reflection.

Said Eucharist

The 8am service (Rite I) can be described as quiet and contemplative. No music accompanies the service. This service is focuses on the spoken word and is typically 45 minutes in length.

Evensong

Choral Evensong, based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, is a traditional Christian service held on the third Sunday of the month at 5pm. It includes psalms, scripture readings, prayers, and music, often featuring a choir, and is intended to conclude the day with prayer and thanksgiving.

Sung Eucharist

The 10:15am service (Rite II) is family-oriented with choir-led hymns, anthems, and motets during offertory and communion, welcoming infants and children. It typically lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes. It combines Eucharist with sung hymns, psalms, and liturgy, highlighting music in the service.

Advent in Lent

Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation in the Christian calendar, leading to Christmas. At All Souls', it holds special significance, observed twice a year on Wednesday nights, as congregants gather to reflect, pray, and deepen their spiritual journey in anticipation of Christ's coming.

Music at All Souls'

Music is at the core of All Souls' worship life. Our music is based on the rich Anglican choral tradition, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Through our musical heritage we seek to inspire hearts and minds with God's glory, while respecting the diverse congregation and community.

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Music Ministry Team

Ruben Valenzuela, Director of Music & Organist

Spencer Velky, Gouraud Assistant Organist

Vacant, Organ Scholar

 

GOURAUD STAFF SINGERS

Anne Whattoff, Soprano

Anne-Marie Dicce, Soprano

Libby Weber, Soprano & Alto

Corey LeMaster-Hable, Alto

Brad Fox, Tenor

Samuel Buse, Tenor

Phil Simon, Bass

 

GOURAUD CHORAL SCHOLARS​

Rose Dart, Soprano

Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego 

Raphael Delgado, Tenor/Bass

Bishop's School, La Jolla

Ethan Modigh, Tenor

Sacraments

At All Souls' Episcopal Church, sacraments are vital expressions of our faith and commitment to God's grace. They are sacred rites that mark significant moments in our spiritual journey, inviting us to experience God's presence in profound ways.

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Baptism

Baptism is the start of a lifelong journey of faith in the Christian community. It symbolizes the cleansing of sin and initiation into God's family through water and the Holy Spirit. In our Episcopal tradition, it's a visible sign of God's grace, welcoming individuals into the Church. Whether for yourself, your child, or to learn more, we invite you to join our community and embark on this transformative journey of faith.

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Confirmation

Confirmation in the Episcopal tradition is a sacrament where individuals publicly affirm their commitment to Christianity and receive the Holy Spirit's strengthening presence. It deepens their connection to the Church, marking a significant step in their spiritual journey.

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Eucharist

The Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper, is a central sacrament in the Episcopal tradition. It commemorates Jesus Christ's last supper with his disciples, where he instituted the practice of sharing bread and wine as symbols of his body and blood. Through the Eucharist, Episcopalians believe they participate in the real presence of Christ, receiving spiritual nourishment and experiencing unity with God and one another.

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Marriage

In the Episcopal tradition marriage is a sacred covenant between two individuals, witnessed and blessed by God and the faith community. It is a celebration of love, commitment, and mutual support, reflecting the relationship between Christ and the Church. Through marriage, couples embark on a lifelong journey together, growing in love and faithfulness, supported by the prayers and guidance of their community.

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Reconciliation

Reconciliation in the Episcopal tradition is a sacrament where individuals confess their sins to God and receive absolution through the ministry of a priest, offering spiritual healing and renewal. It's an opportunity to reconcile with God and the community, experiencing grace and finding strength to live faithfully.

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Ministration

Ministration in the Episcopal tradition involves offering spiritual care, guidance, and support to individuals and communities in need. Whether through pastoral visits, counseling, prayer, or acts of service, ministration aims to comfort, uplift, and strengthen those facing challenges or seeking guidance in their faith journey.

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Funeral

In the Episcopal tradition, a funeral is a sacred service that honors the life of the deceased and offers comfort to grieving loved ones through prayers, scripture, and hymns. Rooted in the hope of resurrection, it provides a communal space to mourn, celebrate, and find solace in God's eternal presence.

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Kids in Worship

Children are always welcome in church. We believe that attending worship is important for their spiritual growth.


Small Souls is a part of our 10:15am Sunday service just for kids. After the Gospel reading, Small Souls leaders will take the children to the chapel for Bible readings, a children's sermon, and prayers. The children will come back to the church during the announcements so your family can take part in Holy Eucharist together.

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For questions about music at All Souls', contact Dr. Ruben Valenzuela.

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1475 Catalina Blvd,

San Diego, CA 92107

(619) 223-6394

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