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The Diocese of Massachusetts and friends and colleagues across The Episcopal Church are remembering and celebrating the life and witness of the Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman, who died peacefully, according to his family, on April 2, 2024, at home in Framingham, Mass. He was 81. Ed Rodman was known churchwide as a strategist, advocate and activist for social and racial justice, and as an educator and mentor across generations in The Episcopal Church.

Reflections

A message for Easter 2024 from Bishop Alan M. Gates

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World religious leaders, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, have released a Holy Week letter on war in the Holy Land.  Bishops of the Diocese of Massachusetts, Alan M. Gates and Carol J.W.T. Gallagher, together with the bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts,…
Reflections

Following is the text of the sermon delivered by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the annual Holy Tuesday Service for Renewal of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Chrism, on March 26, 2024, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

In the News
As part of the island's Interfaith Climate Action Team, the Rev. Stephen Harding, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven, meets with a group of a dozen or so people who have gathered regularly since COVID to brainstorm ideas around climate and ecology, and turn those ideas into action…
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The Transition Committee has announced the scheduling of a series of open meetings around the diocese May 7-11, giving the people of the diocese an opportunity to meet and learn more about the nominees for election as the diocese's 17th bishop diocesan. 

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The diocesan Racial Justice Commission is undertaking its work this year with a renewed focus on invitation as it continues in its efforts to help move the diocesan community closer to the ideal of Beloved Community. The commission gathered with Bishop Alan Gates and facilitators on Feb. 17 at St. Mary's Church in Newton Lower Falls for a work retreat . "One of our goals this year is to not only do the work that we're doing, but also to do more intentional work around both getting the word out and inviting people to participate."

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The Reparations Subcommittee of the diocesan Racial Justice Commission has released a substantive new history report, “And You Will Know the Truth, and the Truth Will Make You Free: A Historical Framework (1620-1840) for Understanding How the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Benefits Today from Chattel Slavery and Its Legacy.”  

Reflections
Gabriel M. Colombo, a member of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard, was among those who took part in the March 7, 2024, diocesan pilgrimage to Pocasset Wampanoag land and offers this reflection on his experience. Photo:…
Diocesan News

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts on March 15 announces a preliminary slate of four nominees for election as the 17th bishop diocesan and opening of March 15-22 petition period.