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The Parish of the Messiah has announced that some of the proceeds from its spring fundraising drive resulted in the purchase and donation of five copies of the Episcopal “Book of Common Prayer” to the Protestant chaplaincy at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before the parish’s donation, no copies of the…
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Digging and more digging had turned the cramped backyard of a centuries-old North End home into a hole-pocked jumble of back-filled earth that most tourists passed without a glance on their way to Old North Church. But this blemish behind the 18th-century Clough House proved to be a blessing for…
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The Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Ave., Auburndale, recently welcomed Tinka Perry, the Episcopal Relief & Development’s Diocese of Massachusetts coordinator, as a guest speaker at a Sunday morning service.
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Local and state campaigns to increase Massachusetts’ eight dollar an hour minimum wage are under way even as U.S. Rep. John Tierney pushes for Congress to pass his proposal to boost the federal minimum wage. The Salem Democrat on Friday said he is co-sponsoring a bill to boost the federal wage from…
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When employees at the Marlborough Senior Center looked around a few years ago, they realized that the people who were showing up for the “blue plate special’’ lunches on Mondays and the weekly cribbage games did not look like the community outside its doors. “We knew our community is comprised of…
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Growing up the son of a foreign services officer, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church assistant rector, the Rev. Oliver Jones, 59, has led an eclectic life — and that is a good thing both for him and his flock, since he is an ordained Lutheran minister. “The Mass will always seem the same really, whether…
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She graduated from all-female Bryn Mawr College in 1995, where she came out as a lesbian and also as a woman called to the priesthood. After college, she graduated from Harvard Divinity School, married her girlfriend, became an Episcopal priest, changed her name — and changed her gender.
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The Nights of Hospitality will be able to continue serving Wareham’s homeless with a $2,000 grant that will help the organization purchase and install carbon monoxide sensors to bring the shelters up to code.
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A growing number of mainline Protestant churches in New England are calling upon their denominations to divest from fossil fuel companies in an effort to cast unlimited coal, oil, and gas production as immoral as well as environmentally unsustainable. 
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As the country's citizens and legislators continue to debate gun law restrictions, members of faith-based communities in the Lexington area gathered to talk about how gun violence has affected their lives. A group of mroe than 50 people gathered in the First Parish Church of Lexington Wednesday.