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"Last week, the Rev. John Floberg, the Episcopal priest serving on the North Dakota side of the Standing Rock reservation, issued a call to clergy across the country to join with him for an action against the proposed Dakota pipeline, which crosses sacred Lakota lands and threatens the water of the…
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Some two dozen Massachusetts pastors joined more than 500 clergy from around the country Thursday and Friday to protest the construction of an oil pipeline that could endanger the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.The Rev. Noah H. Evans, rector of Grace Episcopal…
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On the eve of the presidential election, parishioners at Grace Episcopal Church say they believe the United States has lost its way because of its lack of civility in the campaign.About two dozen parishioners met in silent prayer for about an hour Monday night in the historic church at the corner…
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BROOKLINE — They sat in silence in the old stone church, deep in thought, the turbulence and traffic of the world outside reduced to shadows and light at play on the walls.They prayed for the nation. They murmured a beloved psalm: I lift up my eyes to the hills/From where is my help to come? And…
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Exhibits by many organizations and ministries were on display, including the Life Together young adult fellowship program…
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From Bishop Gates's address to convention: "To seek that gentle victory over fear and despair that Christians have always sought.  To claim salvation in sharing the reconciling ministry of Jesus Christ.  Now there's a vision statement:  a vision for our national decisions; a vision for our diocesan…
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Bishops from both the Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts Episcopal dioceses two weeks ago lead followers on a rainy seven-mile pre-election walk from Northboro to Southboro. It was billed as an opportunity for adults to get the youth perspective."The grasp of the issues by our young people was…
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the 231st annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Watch the video of the address here. Most of you know that, during our 18-year sojourn away from Massachusetts, my family and I…
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As one of the most divisive and controversial presidential elections in American history comes to a close, many Cape and Islands churches hope to provide spiritual support for voters and an opportunity to offer prayers for the nation.  The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has called for a…
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In an effort to quell the anxiety of the presidential election, All Saints Episcopal Church in Belmont is holding an Election Prayer Vigil on Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All Saints the Rev. Cheryl Minor said the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts asked all parishes to hold a similar event around…