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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Jan. 10, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Carl P. Ijams in Charlton, Massachusetts, on Jan. 3, 2018. Carl was canonically resident in the diocese for 56 years and served as a rector…
Diocesan News
Parish clergy, wardens, deanery representatives and Diocesan Council members have been invited to three listening sessions, an opportunity for them to give input regarding the creation of a new regional canon staffing structure for the diocese. The recent…
In the News
The Rev. Edward Cardoza — better known as “Father Ed” — may be the spiritual leader of more than 100 families who belong to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.  But he’s also recognized as a supporter and counselor to those who work for social justice and spiritual uplift the world over. Cardoza,…
In the News
Jay Berube looks forward to greeting his breakfast guests with a warm smile and friendly hello every day.  But that morning ritual takes on extra meaning when the city is plunged into the kind of dangerously cold weather that has gripped the region for the past week. “I worry if someone doesn…
Diocesan News
Because of the forecasted snow storm, the diocesan and cathedral offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 4.  The offices are scheduled to re-open on Friday, Jan. 5, with some staff members working from home.
In the News
Churches are traditionally places we think of as not only being sacred, but safe. But that image was shattered after the mass shootings in South Carolina and Texas.  The threat of violence presents a unique challenge for institutions like churches. Unlike schools, hospitals and courthouses,…
Diocesan News
The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling has announced her decision to conclude her term as acting dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Jan. 6. Courtesy Photo The Rev. Nancy Gossling …
Reflections
My parishioner, Ed, was an electrical engineer. During World War II he worked on a highly secret project involving long-wave radio technology. Later he learned the purpose of the technology he’d helped to perfect. It was used to construct navigational beacons placed throughout the Pacific theater,…
Diocesan News
Bishop Gayle E. Harris led her annual mission pilgrimage to the Holy Land Nov. 24-Dec. 6, along with the Rev. Debbie Phillips of Grace Church, Salem. The trip combined visits to holy sites, in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jordan Valley, Nazareth, Galilee, Nablus and Ramallah, with opportunities to…
Bishop's Blog
Following is the text of remarks by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, at the Boston Vigil to #EndGunViolence, sponsored by the diocese's B-PEACE antiviolence campaign and the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, at First Church,…