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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…
In the News
With dwindling attendance at religious services among young adults in the U.S., according to data from the Pew Research Center, the topic of church revitalization remains a concern at many houses of worship. Data from the Pew Research Center’s “Religious Landscape Study,” indicates nationally,…
In the News
Fashion models are often viewed as anorexic creatures who seem more like human coat hangers than strong women. Yet for a group of women in Haverhill this month, taking part in a fashion show became an act of empowerment. The “Belle Americana” fashion show featured women who have faced adversities…
In the News
The Chelsea Collaborative hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 15 at its headquarters at 318 Broadway. Collaborative president Gladys Vega and her staff welcomed members of the community, who enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and desserts. There was also a cotton candy station for children…
In the News
The day after Thanksgiving in 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in Allston — just two days before her 35th birthday. Hester was — by all accounts — glamorous, brilliant, and driven. She was also a transgender woman. Her murder has yet to be solved. Twenty years later, roughly 300 people gathered…