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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…
Reflections
"There are voices in our world, and perhaps even sometimes within our own frightened hearts, which will tell us that our Easter rejoicing is foolishness; that life really is meaningless; that celebrating the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ is folly; that the fellowship and strength…
Diocesan News
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…
Bishop's Blog
'Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.' [John 12:24] This, after all, is the core of our week. This is the arc of the Triduum for which we are heading. This is Jesus’s own summary of trough…
Bright Ideas
In the race to slow the progression of climate change, many efforts are devoted to reducing carbon emissions: solar and wind power, hybrid and electric vehicles, and energy efficient building practices. But scientists and climate change activists are increasingly focusing on carbon sequestration, a…
Diocesan News
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. Frank D. Baker on April 5, 2017.  Frank served at Emmanuel Church, Boston; Emmanuel Church, West Roxbury; and St. Luke's Church, Hudson.A celebration of life…
Reflections
The Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent is the same every year.  Lent begins with Jesus being led (or driven, depending on which Gospel we’re reading) by the Spirit into the wilderness, and with the story of what happens to Jesus there.  This year, I was discussing the readings for the…
Diocesan News
The B-PEACE for Jorge campaign invites the diocesan community to join Bishop Alan M. Gates and other leaders in the diocese at the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 14. The walk is sponsored by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and is designed to raise awareness…
Diocesan News
Listen to the closing presentation by Bishop Alan M. Gates, along with remarks by the Rev. Arrington Chambliss of Episcopal City Mission and the closing litany from "Immigration and The Church 101: The Lord's Song in a Foreign Land," convened by the bishops on March 26 at the Cathedral Church…
Diocesan News
Listen to presentations by guest speakers Alexandra Pineros-Shields of the Essex County Community Organization; Marisa Howe, Esq. of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Toni Machowsky, Esq., of Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).  The presentations were given at …