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Video: Come and see!

The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 
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Bishop Gates to lead delegation to "Unholy Trinity" gun violence conference

Bishop Alan M. Gates will lead a delegation of 13 young people and adults representing the Diocese of Massachusetts and its B-PEACE for Jorge antiviolence campaign to Chicago this month for "Unholy Trinity," a churchwide conference exploring the intersection of racism, poverty and gun violence. 
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Bishop's Blog

Bishop's Blog: Holy Tuesday sermon "Troughs and crests"

'Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.' [John 12:24] This, after all, is the core of our week. This is the arc of the Triduum for which we are heading. This is Jesus’s own summary of trough and crest, of falling and rising again, of dying only to live more fully." 
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Bright Ideas

"Taking care of this gift": EDS student shares a simple step for reducing greenhouse gas

In the race to slow the progression of climate change, many efforts are devoted to reducing carbon emissions: solar and wind power, hybrid and electric vehicles, and energy efficient building practices. But scientists and climate change activists are increasingly focusing on carbon sequestration, a term that encompasses a range of practices that remove the already-present carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  
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RIP: The Rev. Frank D. Baker

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:
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Reflections

Reflection: Out of “the bewilderness” and into resurrection

The Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent is the same every year.  Lent begins with Jesus being led (or driven, depending on which Gospel we’re reading) by the Spirit into the wilderness, and with the story of what happens to Jesus there.  This year, I was discussing the readings for the beginning of Lent with a friend and colleague with whom I sometimes collaborate as we prepare our respective sermons.  He said to me, “I love that term you coined.”  I must have looked a little confused because he explained that as I was talking about the Gospel reading, I kept ref
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Episcopalians invited to join B-PEACE witness at Mother's Day Walk

The B-PEACE for Jorge campaign invites the diocesan community to join Bishop Alan M. Gates and other leaders in the diocese at the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 14. The walk is sponsored by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and is designed to raise awarenessCourtesy Photo about the scourge of violence, to support families who are grieving and to raise money for the institute’s peace-building efforts. 
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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Remarks by Bishop Gates and Closing Litany

Listen to the closing presentation by Bishop Alan M. Gates, along with remarks by the Rev. Arrington Chambliss of Episcopal City Mission and the closing litany from "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants.
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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Presentations

Listen to presentations by guest speakers Alexandra Pineros-Shields of the Essex County Community Organization; Marisa Howe, Esq. of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Toni Machowsky, Esq., of Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).  The presentations were given at "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants.
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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Bishop G. Harris's Opening Remarks

Listen to Bishop Gayle E. Harris's opening remarks at "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants.
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Audio: "Immigration and the Church 101" Presentation by Robert McAndrews

Listen to the presentation by immigration attorney Robert McAndrews at "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston as an opportunity for education and strategizing about the church's response and responsibility in ministry with immigrants.
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