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The online Advent calendar AdventWord, which draws together people’s prayers and meditations around a daily theme, is to operate again in the run-up to Christmas. AdventWord offers 23 meditations and images with an encouragement for people to share pictures and thoughts in response. Last year it…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:…
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Kenneth Thopsen lived in Florida until Hurricane Irma forced him out. At 45 years old, he journeyed north to Massachusetts — losing his luggage in the process — to stay with family members in the Berkshires…
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From the kitchen, Dennis Bates peeked at the crowd of hungry people enjoying the meal he’d been preparing for hours. The Stoughton resident was back at Christ Episcopal Church on Quincy Avenue for the annual Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. His 27th year providing hearty meals to the…
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A year after the election of President Donald Trump, immigrant communities in the United States continue to face a barrage of uncertainty and fear. The pending executive actions and court cases that could affect the status of millions of immigrants and refugees are difficult to navigate, and it is…
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This is an edited version of the mission strategy presentation at the 2017 Diocesan Convention, given by members of the Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team and others. Read the team's written report to convention here.  Learn more about the mission strategy process here. 
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This year's Diocesan Convention voted a "We Are Still In" response to climate change--calling on "congregations and every person of faith to set a moral example by making decisions of integrity in our energy choices and holding our leaders accountable to likewise reduce carbon emissions"--and it…
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The 232nd annual Diocesan Convention got underway with Holy Eucharist and Bishop Gates's address…
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Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts bishops the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates and the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, along with Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts bishop the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher are members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, which issued the following statement on Nov. 6 in…
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the 232nd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts…