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Episcopal chaplain Thea Keith-Lucas has been named interim chaplain to MIT, as MIT pauses its search for a full-time chaplain, which launched last fall. “I am honored to serve alongside our dedicated and creative chaplains to support the religious identities, spiritual well-being and…
Diocesan News
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s annual Diocesan Convention, on Saturday, Nov. 7, will take place online via Zoom and livestreaming. Online registration is open, here, until Oct. 30. "When 'Embracing Brave Change' was adopted as the encapsulating theme of our diocesan…
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Aug. 6, 2020   Expanded Stage Two Regathering Guidelines for Communion, Pastoral Visits, Baptism, Youth Ministry The bishops of both Massachusetts Episcopal dioceses have jointly issued expanded guidelines for Stage Two regathering that provide protocols for the administration…
Reflections
July 26, 2020 Texts: Proper 12-A, Track 2: I Kings 3:5-12; Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Today’s Gospel reading from Matthew [13:31-33,44-52] is a smorgasbord of mini-parables.  Most of them relate to obtaining some treasure or some prized commodity: leavened bread, hidden wealth, fine…
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On Wednesday, July 22, the Burgess Committee of Grace Episcopal Church will sponsor a Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Reconciliation and Peace at 7:30 pm at Dennis Alley Park, also known as Waban Park, in Oak Bluffs.  The vigil will incorporate non-sectarian prayers for victims of racial…
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In Chelsea, the hardest hit community in the state, the long tail of the coronavirus still lingers...Nearly 3,000 residents have tested positive for the virus, a strikingly high number in a city of just 40,000. And even as the number of cases now declines, the economic fallout remains staggering,…
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A famous Boston church that was renowned for its place at the center of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride is reckoning with its discovery that its 18th Century congregation was a gathering place for slave traders. Today, the Old North Church & Historic Site is shining a light on its dark history.
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The Rev. Will Mebane of St. Barnabas's Church in Falmouth and the Rev. Deborah Warner of the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole are part of the Falmouth Clergy Association's "Masks" PSA video, which promotes the wearing of the masks that prevent coronavirus infection while removing the "masks"…
Reflections
June 26, 2020 A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,      make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up,      and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level,     …