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Reflections
Our Advent this year has been unlike any other.  Our waiting has an acute focus as we yearn not only to hear again the message of Christ’s birth, but we yearn–very tangibly–for this pandemic to come to an end. We are missing so many of our customary holiday traditions, though I cannot…
Diocesan News
Everyone is suffering under the duration of the ongoing pandemic as it extends into the coming new year, and, according to the COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people in their teens are particularly at risk from numerous direct and…
Diocesan News

In a year that has not just encouraged reinvention, but demanded it, congregations across the diocese are coming up with creative and safe ways to tell the familiar story of the birth of Jesus anew.

Reflections

This time of the year, and now during the three pandemics of COVID-19, of racism and of distortions and conspiracy theories, we experience growing darkness in the world, and at times within ourselves. The season of Advent invites us to take some time to find those places within us that are dark only because we are not willing to see and grasp the light of God’s love, shining upon and within us. Jesus is the Light that lightens the darkness around and in us.

Diocesan News
The diocesan community’s prayers and virtual presence are invited for these upcoming ordinations to the priesthood: The Rev. Luke Ditewig, SSJE on Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., at the monastery of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge; Find livestream details here.   The…
Diocesan News
Dec. 4, 2020 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Marshall William Hunt in East Harwich, Mass., on Dec. 1, 2020. Marshall served as rector of St. Anne’s Church in Lowell from 1969 until 1992. He served the diocese as a member of the…
In the News
When President Trump had protesters cleared from Lafayette Square near the White House in June, so that he could stand on the steps of St. John’s Episcopal Church and display a Bible for the cameras, he did not give the church’s clergy the opportunity to speak. Given what happened next, however, he…
Reflections
A General Thanksgiving Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the…
In the News
Faith in humanity has been restored at Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleborough. For about a year, the front steps of the church were blocked off with a chain. During the summer, Rick Mabie had in Foxborough completing a mason job. He drove through North Attleborough to go to a bank, when he…
Parish News
Onjalé Scott Price Beginning Nov. 29 through Epiphany (January 6), St. Barnabas's Church presents the "Lights of Advent"-- a colorful display designed to brighten lives of Falmouth residents and visitors during these dark times of the pandemic.  …