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Bishop Gayle E. Harris ordained six transitional deacons on Saturday, June 3 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  Pictured with her, from top left, they (and their sponsoring congregations) are:  The Rev. Daniel Bell (St. Stephen's Church in Lynn), The Rev. Emily Garcia (Episcopal…
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The diocesan Treasurer’s Office distributed 2018 assessment calculations to congregations on June 1 using a new assessment formula adopted by Diocesan Council in April.  The new formula is a response to requests from congregations for assessment relief, voiced during the mission strategy listening…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:May 23, 2017Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Harold R. Bronk Jr. in Milton, Mass., on May 20, 2017. Over the course of nearly 63 years of ordained ministry, Ray served numerous congregations…
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[Episcopal Divinity School-Union Theological Seminary news release]: Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates will travel to the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania, May 22-June 2, in order to meet Tanga's bishop, the Rt. Rev. Maimbo Mndolwa, and become better acquainted with ministry partnerships and health-care and school projects that the Diocese of Massachusetts and several of its…
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Last fall, the Diocesan Convention adopted a new mission strategy that calls the people and congregations of the Diocese of Massachusetts to embrace brave change by reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.The Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team is now at…
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In this video, Bishop Alan M. Gates invites everyone to become more familiar with the new diocesan mission strategy and find their own connections to it and to its call to embrace brave change by reimagining our congregations, building our relationships and engaging our world:  How will we share…
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The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will be a live viewing site for the May 16 webinar at 3 p.m., in which Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, will discuss this new initiative. …
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Donald T. Isaac on April 13, 2017. Donald served as curate at St. Mark’s Church, Westford for three years and as rector of Trinity Church, Rockland for 16…
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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. "I…