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Cathedral to mark one year in renovated space with art and thanksgiving

On Oct. 2, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston will celebrate the anniversary of its reopening with an event unveiling new art work and giving thanks for all of the people who gave of their time and resources to make the renovation possible.  The event will include the unveiling of dedicatory plaques with the names of many of the people who have given generously to support the cathedral renovation.  Works by two artists will be installed in the cathedral, where they will remain for several months, according to the Very Rev. Jep Streit, Dean.  
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A message from Bishop Alan M. Gates: Giving thanks for women in holy orders

Forty years ago today the General Convention of The Episcopal Church voted to authorize the ordination of women.  For many of us it is difficult to remember or imagine our church without this expression of wholeness. 
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Dartmouth Week: St. Peter's preps for first service in newly renovated church

After spending the summer conducting weekly services in the adjoining Judith Clarke Center for Peace and Justice, the parishioners of St. Peter's Episcopal Church will soon gather in their newly renovated worship space for the first time since an extensive renovation project began earlier this summer.St. Peter's pastor, Reverend Scott A. Ciosek,  said the replacement of the 30-year-old roof is complete, the interior of the church has been painted, and all of the hardwood floors have been restored to their original condition.
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South Coast Today: Peace garden opens in Dartmouth

The new garden outside Saint Peter's Episcopal Church sparkled on Sunday afternoon, a small sea of red, pink, purple and green.The Rev. Scott A. Ciosek smiled to see something beautiful and alive replace a dilapidated playground that was becoming the eyesore off Elm Street.It might be the perfect metaphor for a church on the rebound."We are a changing, growing place," said Ciosek, the priest-in-charge at the Padanaram Village church whose message of inclusion attracts new members every month.
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How can we be the new church God is calling for?: A Q&A with Life Together Exec. Director Kelsey Rice Bogdan

Kelsey Rice Bogdan is the executive director of Life Together, a leadership development and faith formation fellowship program for young adults. This will be Rice Bogdan's first program year as executive director. She sat down for a Q&A to share some of the opportunities presented by the 2016-2017 class of Life Together fellows, memories from her long connection with Life Together and some of her hopes for her new role. How do you describe Life Together? 
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Photos: Boston Episcopal Chinese Ministry celebrates 35 years

The Boston Episcopal Chinese Ministry based at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul is marking its 35th year with a special anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, "Honoring the Past, Serving the Present, Embracing the Future."  "As the present missioner of the Boston Episcopal Chinese Ministry, I thank all the clergy and laity who have been faithfully laboring throughout the past 35 years.  They started from scratch and have built the ministry up," the Rev.
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Boston Globe: The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, rector of Trinity Church, Boston, to retire

The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, longtime rector of Trinity Church in Copley Square, announced this week he will retire in June after two tours totalling nearly two decades as leader of the historic church.In a letter to the congregation released Monday evening, Lloyd, 66, said he had suffered recurrent headaches in the last year. He said that he had responded well to medication and felt vigorous after a good summer but that Trinity needed a leader “at the top of his or her energy level.”
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MA bishops invite youth, Episcopalians of all ages to a pre-election "walk and talk"

With the approaching culmination this fall of an election year that many have found to be especially vitriolic and divisive nationally, the bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are planning to come together as neighbors on Saturday, Oct. 22 to walk a route that stretches through both dioceses and to talk with and listen to young people about their concerns and hopes for the world we live in.
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Wicked Local: Sean Leonard becomes rector of St. Dunstan's, Dover

Sean Leonard is happy to be in Dover, and just as happy to be back in Patriot Nation. Leonard, who was born and raised in Mansfield, returned to the area earlier this month as the new rector of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.He comes from St. Mark’s Church in Orchard Park, N.Y., better known as the home of the Buffalo Bills, one of the Patriots’ AFC East rivals.“I got kidded about it,” he said. “Especially when we’ve been beating them all these years…”
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Diocesan Convention nominations, resolutions due Sept. 9

Those planning to run for election to a diocesan position or submitting a resolution to Diocesan Convention have until Sept. 9 to do so.All nominations, resolutions, proposed constitutional and canonical amendments and committee reports are due in the diocesan Office of Convention and Council by Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.
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