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The Occasional Pilgrim: San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral

The Occasional Pilgrim is an online feature from the staff of Religion News Service, highlighting pilgrimage destinations from around the world.

SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) Grace Cathedral is the spiritual home of San Francisco’s Episcopal community and is almost as old as the city itself. It was established as Grace Chapel in 1849, when the city pulsed with Gold Rush fever. That church fell to the massive fire that followed the 1906 earthquake. Today’s Grace Cathedral, begun in 1928, is now an epicenter of spirituality in the City by the Bay. Fifty years after its formal completion, the landmark cathedral attracts pilgrims from around the world.

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Click below to listen to Grace Cathedral’s sound, courtesy of Grace Cathedral and made possible by SoundCloud.

About the author

Kimberly Winston

Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the author

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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