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On Saturday, November 7, about 230 delegates, alternates, clergy, and guests attended the 40th Convention of the Diocese of El Camino Real. The “digital convention” began with morning worship and continued with the bishop’s annual address, followed by the business of the church and special presentations, concluding before 1 pm. In honor of the diocese’s founding in 1980, many attendees wore their favorite Eighties fashion (including Bishop Lucinda Ashby, who broke out a Madonna wig from time to time).
“Who knew?” asked Bishop Lucinda, beginning her first annual address as bishop. “Last year, when you and I met for the first time at convention, who knew of the year that was to come?” Referencing her 2019 convention theme of “A Call to Pilgrimage,” she described how El Camino Real has adapted to pilgrimage in a year of COVID, wildfires, and racial unrest — traveling light, staying in balance, and having the courage to be lost — and approaching discomfort from a place of creativity.