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History has become a real teaching mechanism about the machinations of the Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street for those in the leadership and on the Building Commission – as through the pandemic they have learned firsthand of the wisdom of their forefathers in the 1800s who engineered their church…
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The following guidance from the bishops regarding Ash Wednesday was sent to clergy and wardens on Jan. 21, 2021. We approach Lent once again with a determination to observe this season as a time for self-examination, repentance, and the renewal of our relationships with one another and with the…
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The diocesan community's prayers and congratulations go with the latest cohort of newly ordained priests, pictured here at their ordinations in December 2020 and January 2021.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and the number of positive cases around the country continues to grow, one of the populations most affected is older adults. Many are suffering from the effects of  isolation, and many have trouble participating in things virtually due to…
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This message was issued to the diocesan community on Jan. 15, 2021. We approach this year’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday in the wake of the unprecedented national events of the week just past, and looking toward Inauguration Day in the week just ahead amidst circumstances…
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When the diocesan Hispanic Ministries Committee gathered via Zoom this past fall to discern its plan and vision for 2021, part of what members decided on as a goal was to have more joint services and experiences as a way to bring their gifts to the wider diocese and to try to bring people from the…
Reflections
Jan. 9, 2021 Dear people of the Diocese of Massachusetts, I want for a moment to share a word as we draw towards the end of this week – a week in which we have been shaken, infuriated, and appalled. We are shaken by the violence and hatred that played out before us at our nation’s Capitol…
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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry issued this word to the church on Jan. 8, 2021.  Click the image above to watch the video.  The transcript follows below. And now in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. In another time of…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris issued the following call to prayer for our nation on Jan. 6: We decry the violence and insurrection currently playing out in our nation’s Capitol. We pray for a swift end to that violence. We pray for all those serving as peace officers in the…
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On Dec. 22, Governor Charlie Baker issued new limits on gatherings due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.  Places of worship are included in the new limitations, which take effect on Saturday, Dec. 26, and will remain in effect at least through Jan. 10.