Several years ago I visited a remarkable church in San Jose, California, called St. Philip's composed of five distinct ethnic and cultural congregations within the larger parish, it is considered among the most multi-cultural churches of any denomination in the nation. Hispanic, Laotian, African American, European American, and Filipino. . . .

The church sanctuary has seating on four sides to represent the four corners of the world; the Jerusalem cross above the altar draws all people, along with their cultures, traditions, languages, and artifacts, into one human family gathered around the Holy God of the Universe.

Anne Rowthorn, Your Daily Life Is Your Temple