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In the News
For worshipers at San Lucas Episcopal Church, the last two years have been just as painful as they feared. All of it falls heavily upon the shoulders of the men and women who gathered in a living room on Cherry Street on a recent rainy evening. It was the first night of Las Posadas (The Inns)—nine…
Diocesan News
Courtesy Photo Chelsea Smith Chelsea Smith has been hired as assistant for governance and administration and will begin in her new position on the diocesan staff on Jan. 7.     She succeeds Laura Simons, who has just begun as…
In the News
St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP) and the Blackstone Elementary School kicked off their ninth year of a formal partnership and readers of all ages celebrated their love of books. One of the signature projects of SSYP is the school library, which [the school] was without for almost a decade before…
Reflections

"The achingly joyous moments of our lives are part of the same journey that includes our deepest fears and sorrows.  God has joined heaven and earth by this Child, and so are we promised God’s abiding presence, from birth to death, and beyond."

Parish News
On a typical week, Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street in Boston has more than 1,500 people come through its doors for a variety of services, both religious and secular. Constructed in 1861, Emmanuel Church is a historic building with historic preservation needs. To meet some of these needs,…
Parish News
In many parish halls and entryways this time of year sit decorated trees that serve as reminders to give to others this Christmas season and to keep in mind those less fortunate. Some are draped in socks, mittens, hats and scarves, looking like a festive coat rack. Others are hung with gift tags or…
Parish News
Courtesy Photo The Rev. Canon Tina Rathbone (standing, far right) with members of the Boston Advisory Council on Ending Homelessness. Every other Wednesday, a council made up of 13 people who are either currently homeless, or…
Diocesan News
Anna Page is in her second year of postulancy for ordination in the Diocese of Massachusetts and her second year of seminary at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. Unlike most of her peers, however, Page is also a commissioned officer in the United States Army, serving in the Reserves while going…
Diocesan News
The diocesan community's prayers and presence are invited for these upcoming services of ordination to the priesthood: • The Rev. Gregory Johnston on Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m., at St. Anne's-in-the-Fields Church (147 Concord Road) in Lincoln; • The Rev. Jennifer Vath on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a…
Diocesan News
Dec. 1, 2018 The following statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry is in tribute to President George Herbert Walker Bush. With a grateful nation, and many around the world, we of the Episcopal Church give thanks to God, the source of life and love, for the life, the…