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The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts welcomes you to visit our congregations online. Please consult local church websites for additional services, special Holy Week and Easter service schedules, more information and contact details. All listings are subject to change.  Weekly Livestreams: …

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The Rev. Will Mebane, the rector of St. Barnabas's Church in Falmouth, has been nominated by the Cape Cod Times for inclusion in the USA Today Leaders of Change project, lifting up his lifelong stand for racial equality. From the Aug. 31 profile:  "The Rev. Will Mebane’s first glimpse of…
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Sept. 3, 2020 Additional COVID-19 Resources  (Please direct questions to Canon Parnell at bparnell@diomass.org or 617-482-5800, ext. 205.) Many of our clergy and lay leaders have requested additional guidance about risk factors related to the transmission of COVID-19, especially with…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: August 25, 2020 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. David Eastman Allen, SSJE in Cambridge, Mass., on Aug. 17, 2020.  David was the last member of the Society of St. John the…
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Aug. 24, 2020 Dear Friends, I write to announce some important changes in the diocesan staff. In 2018, as a response to our diocesan mission strategy, we undertook a reorganization of the diocesan staff in ways that were designed to help us accompany our congregations effectively, including the…
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In an effort to open dialogue and work to educate the community on issues of racial justice, Falmouth Community Television will present a new program titled "THE Conversation." Co-hosted and co-produced by the Reverend Will Mebane and Onjalé Scott Price, the program will provide a timely dialogue…
Reflections
Thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord: Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.       Amos 5:16a, 23-24; New Revised Standard…
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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…
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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…