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Despite condemnation by the Archdiocese of Boston, Harvard chaplains, student religious groups and many alumni and students on campus, an organization of Harvard Extension School students will move forward with plans to host a staging of a satanic “black mass” on campus on Monday. “Just because…
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At an important time of religious and town-wide reflection, Grace Community Church transferred Marblehead Ministerial Association’s covenant documents over to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church during a predominately sung liturgy service Sunday evening.The annual Interfaith Covenant exchange was held…
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Yar Ayuel is happily married, has three children, a college degree, and a good job. It’s a life she could not have imagined when, about 20 years ago, she and her little brother walked for weeks across deserts and through wilderness, trying to elude northern Sudanese militia and wild animals, with…
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Seven Episcopal communities from the Merrimack Valley joined together to celebrate the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 18.  The parishes are part of the Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative and include St. Andrew’s Methuen, St. Paul’s North Andover, St. James Groveland, Trinity Haverhill, St. James…
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For more than 30 years, Medford’s St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and Grace Episcopal Church have joined together to bless palms on Palm Sunday. The Rev. Noah H. Evans, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Chip Hines, pastor of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Parish, presided jointly in…
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 Massachusetts faith leaders are urging legislative negotiators to raise the $8 an hour minimum wage and index it to inflation.Clergy members visited the State House Thursday to meet with legislative staff, carrying a message to Senate President Therese Murray to remain firm in support of indexing…
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The Rev. Alan M. Gates, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Cleveland Heights, was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on Saturday, returning him to the diocese where he was ordained a priest in 1988.
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Episcopalians of eastern Massachusetts on Saturday elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, rector of a large church in Ohio, to succeed Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, who will retire in September after a 20-year tenure. Gates, 56, will lead a diverse and active diocese with 183 congregations and 63,000 baptized…
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The Travel Channel show "Church Secrets and Legends" recently featured Boston's Old North Church. Most people have heard the story of Paul Revere's lanterns--one if by land, two if by sea--but have you heard of John Childs, the man who "flew" from the steeple in 1757?  Click the link to watch the…
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 Lent Madness is pits saints against each other for the coveted Golden Halo. There is a website with weekly video updates and regular blog posts. Every day, thousands of people read about and vote for their favorite saints online. This discipline can help people live out their faith. As Lent…