In an April 1, 2013, Easter letter to the diocese, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE invites every congregation to be a bearer of peace, and to consider how each will join one or more emerging efforts of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign focusing on ending gun violence through: youth programs; support for parents and families; jobs for teens and young adults; partnerships with underresourced public schools; and gun reform advocacy.
During the Sept. 11 anniversary observance at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, members of the congregation lit candles in remembrance of those who have died. There was music by the MagnificatBoston choir, directed by Mark Engelhardt, and cellist Kim Hardy, prayers in English and Arabic and meditations on hope and fear given by Tufts chaplain Naila Baloch and Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE.
[img_assist|nid=3965|title=|desc=The seawall at the Church of St. Mary of the Harbor in Provincetown at the height of the storm. The church itself only lost some roof shingles. (Courtesy PHOTO: The Rev.
The summer camp season is wrapping up at the diocese's Barbara C.
By Sharon Sheridan
At her home parish of Christ Church in Medway, teenager Bella had never said more than “yes, please” and “thank you” to Deacon Maggie Geller.
“Her mother describes her as having a real problem with spontaneous language, either expressive or written,” said Geller, an ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
At the diocese’s first Rhythms of Grace liturgy for children on the autism spectrum, however, Bella opened up at one of the activity stations, where she crea
The Diocese of Massachusetts is getting ready to put on its Pentecost red for what promises to be a big, lively, public celebration of Church, capital "C," meaning, God's people, all of them.
It will happen on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St.
This year’s diocesan Spring Learning Event, which annually draws Episcopalians together for learning, resource sharing and inspiration, is flinging its doors open even wider, partnering with Episcopal Village and welcoming neighboring New England dioceses to what’s being called “a village gathering.”
It takes place on Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.
“Think of it as a big-tent or village gathering,” said the Rev.
Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE is inviting everyone in the diocese to join in reading a book together in 2013, The Rich and the Rest of Us by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West.
Bank divestment, criminal justice reform, disaster preparedness and making a response to city street violence were among the issues that eastern Massachusetts Episcopalians put their voices and votes to when they gathered for the diocese's 227th annual convention, Nov. 2-3 at the Cathedral Church of St.
Oct. 30, 2012: The day after hurricane-strength Sandy roared through the region, leaving nearly 300,000 without power statewide, eastern Massachusetts Episcopal churches seem to have come through the storm largely unscathed.