Reflections

Reflections

Following is the text of the sermon given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Christmas Eve 2023 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

Reflections
Following is the text of the sermon given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the funeral service for Bishop Bud Cederholm on Sept. 8, 2023, at Christ Church in Needham. The recording of the service livestream, courtesy of Christ Church in Needham, is linked above. We are so grateful to you, Matt and Dan…
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Following is the text of the sermon given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan for the Celebration of New Ministry with Bishop Carol J. Gallagher in her new role as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Massachusetts.

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Following is the text of the sermon given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the annual diocesan Clergy Conference held in Devens.

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Easter 2023 The refugee fleeing war-torn lands. The parent numbed by schoolchild massacre. The COVID-weary in every home and workplace. The friendship which has healed a loss. The treatment which has healed a wound. The miracle of the emergent daffodil. Amidst our losses, large and small, come…
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Standing in a parish hall in central Massachusetts, a group of Christians from Ghana gazed with surprise at the figures of a nativity scene from their home country. A parish of our diocese–St. Andrew’s in Ayer–maintains a remarkable tradition of displaying over 300 nativities from every corner of…
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A message for Easter 2022 from Bishop Alan M. Gates

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Text of the sermon delivered by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the Clergy Vow Renewal Service on Holy Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

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Constance Perry and Carol Morehead of the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Reparations share, in their own words, what's drawn them to engage in hard, holy work toward reparations. 

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A sermon delivered on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston A primary focus during my sabbatical last year was cooking.  I tried out lots of new recipes and techniques.  Perhaps the greatest challenge for me in cooking has always been the timing. …