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An abandoned building at Beverly Municipal Airport has been saved from demolition, at least temporarily, to shelter the homeless during extreme weather.Mayor Michael Cahill hesitates to call the “temporary emergency accommodation” a shelter, since it’s available only if there is a need for it —…
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As the New England Patriots prepare for their Super Bowl match-up with the Seattle Seahawks, the bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Olympia have issued a challenge to their respective dioceses to a competition of their own--this one charitable.“As many of us prepare to cheer the…
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Starting on Monday, Jan. 26, Emmanuel Church at 15 Newbury Street in Boston is opening its parish hall on Mondays and Fridays as a temporary day shelter for homeless people who need a place to come in out of the cold.Nearby Old South Church (UCC) opened a similar emergency weekday drop-in space…
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The diocese's ongoing B-PEACE antiviolence campaign is beginning the new year with an action plan focused on gun law reform, youth jobs and leadership training for teens--three areas where the church's participation is needed and ones for which congregations and individuals involved in the campaign…
Reflections
A benediction offered by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the 45th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast on Jan. 19, 2015:With the voice of a prophet did Amos say:  “Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts.” [5:15]  Pray, dear friends, that we would know the evil we must hate,…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates ordained seven new priests on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Trinity Church in Boston.  Courtesy Photo Pictured with Bishop Gates (far left) they are: (front, from left) The Rev. Jeffrey…
In the News
On Wednesday December 10th, partners and staff of the Blackstone Innovation School celebrated a virtual ribbon-cutting at the unveiling of EBSCO, one of the most sophisticated academic databases in the nation.  Blackstone students, faculty and administrators now have access to this incredible…
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The AIDS Action Committee has announced that 300 backpacks filled with daily necessities, such as winter hats and gloves, have been donated to the agency by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in West Roxbury. It is the third year in a row that Emmanuel Church has collected backpacks and donations for street…
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Frances Robinson has 600 books piled up in her guest bedroom. She’s not a hoarder, a book vendor, or even a speed-reader, however. The books aren’t even hers.Robinson, along with fellow parishioners at Trinity Church Boston, volunteers weekly at the Paul A. Dever Elementary School in Dorchester…
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The Board of Trustees of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge announced today that it has accepted the decision of the Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and Dean, to not seek a renewal of her contract when it expires at the end of June."We accept her decision with gratitude…