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Photo courtesy of Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts Members of the joint Exploring Common Mission Task Force have been meeting regularly via Zoom. What can be done better together than apart? For the two Episcopal…
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A leadership transition is underway at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H. File photo John Koch The center’s…
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The following pastoral letter with COVID-19 guidelines was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on April 15, 2021. Spanish translation available here. Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, Alleluia! Christ is risen! We greet you in the resurrection hope which is ours in…
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The Life Together young adult fellowship program in the diocese is currently recruiting for its next cohort of fellows, and, after what has been, for many, a year of isolation, living in intentional community with other people may be exactly what some need.  …
Parish News
The Church of the Messiah, the oldest Episcopal parish on Cape Cod, has successfully raised more than $2.7 million during its capital campaign to transform its First Church structure, built in 1852, into a new, modern and welcoming Parish and Community Center, the church announced in an April 12…
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In the News
As the pandemic again prevented most Jewish and Christian communities from observing Passover and Easter in person, joyful celebrations continued, infused with the sense of hope exemplified by both holidays — and by the progress toward ending the pandemic. Though faith leaders’ Easter and Passover…
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The Easter and Passover holidays were accompanied Sunday by more relaxed restrictions on houses of worship and gatherings in New England, along with worries about the spread of COVID-19. Many houses of worship required congregants to RSVP for a limited number of in-person service seats. Others…
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The BBC’s “Witness History” program on March 30 featured the Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman in its segment “When the prisoners ran the prison,” recalling the three months in 1973 when prisoners took charge of the daily life of the maximum security prison in Walpole after guards went on strike when…
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Episcopal Bishops of African Descent has issued an open letter for Holy Week speaking out against racism and anti-Asian violence.  Episcopal Bishops of African Descent is a caucus within The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops attentive to issues of race and justice and the voice of people of…