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Grace Church in Vineyard Haven--with its stained-glass windows honoring first African-American diocesan bishop John M. Burgess and first African-American priest Absalom Jones, and its chapel mural by revered African-American artist Allan Crite--has recently been added to the African-American…
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Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the president of the Episcopal Church's General Convention House of Deputies, issued a call Jan. 22 for the Episcopal Church to spend Lent and beyond examining its history and how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual…
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The basement of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham was packed Monday morning, its walls lined with 50-pound bags of rice and 20-pound boxes of raw pasta.  Hundreds of parishioners from across the South Shore donned hair nets and measured ingredients, and boxes were…
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The Rev. Edward Cardoza — better known as “Father Ed” — may be the spiritual leader of more than 100 families who belong to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.  But he’s also recognized as a supporter and counselor to those who work for social justice and spiritual uplift the world over…
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Jay Berube looks forward to greeting his breakfast guests with a warm smile and friendly hello every day.  But that morning ritual takes on extra meaning when the city is plunged into the kind of dangerously cold weather that has gripped the region for the past week…
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Churches are traditionally places we think of as not only being sacred, but safe. But that image was shattered after the mass shootings in South Carolina and Texas.  The threat of violence presents a unique challenge for institutions like churches. Unlike schools, hospitals and courthouses,…
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A group of Martha's Vineyard clergy gathered Thursday morning, Dec. 14 in Owen Park, to march and stand in vigil on the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn…
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Four years ago and shortly after arriving in Dartmouth, the Rev. Scott Ciosek looked at empty space at St Peter’s Church’s 351 Elm Street location, and was determined to fill that void with something that made a difference in people’s lives…
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With overnight temperatures starting to dip below freezing, a small but dedicated group of volunteers is mobilizing to ensure that the community’s homeless population has a warm place to sleep…
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The online Advent calendar AdventWord, which draws together people’s prayers and meditations around a daily theme, is to operate again in the run-up to Christmas. AdventWord offers 23 meditations and images with an encouragement for people to share pictures and thoughts in response. Last year it…