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I am thinking about blue, a color of sadness. In common parlance, blue is associated with sorrow and discouragement.  A blue mood is a gloomy mood.  In my childhood there was a popular song called “Love is Blue,” in which the singer pines for his departed sweetheart.  Curiously,…
Parish News

A refugee family from Afghanistan designated for resettlement in Dartmouth has yet to arrive, but already has a friend in Martin Costa, a member of St. Peter’s Church and that parish’s designated point person for organizing some support.

Parish News

At St. Paul's Church in Newburyport, preparing the way this Advent means just that. The parish has spent the early days of December getting ready to become the temporary home for an Afghan family of nine who arrived this week, to be followed by a second family of 13 expected in coming days.

Parish News
Courtesy photo New Advent paraments at St. Paul's Church in Dedham feature stars of silver and gold thread and crystals symbolizing "hope in God's glimmering parament of the night sky." The night sky and its heralding signs in…
Diocesan News
The diocesan community’s prayers and virtual presence are invited for these upcoming ordinations to the priesthood in December 2021 and January 2022: • The Rev. Marcia Chanta Bhan on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)/1:30 p.m. (Central) at All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Tex.; …
In the News
Padanaram businesses and a local mother’s group hope a new holiday tree will buoy seasonal spirits. The tree will be made of buoys painted by area individuals and organizations to create a nautical-themed holiday look organizers say is appropriate for the town and the tree’s location at the…
Diocesan News

Join Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Manny Faria for “Encounters in the Holy Land,” a mission pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine, Oct. 17-28, 2022. 

Parish News

What was formerly a blank brick wall on the Fifth Street side of 472 Broadway in Chelsea is now a colorful procession through the community's history.  Just below the blue folds of the Salvadoran dancer Carmen Villalta's costume, we see the Rev. Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte, the vicar of St. Luke's-San Lucas Church.  He's wearing his COVID mask and helping other members of the community distribute food to hungry neighbors.  They're among those brought together in "Chelsea Resilient: Call and Response Through the Ages," a new 80-foot mural by David Fichter that traces Chelsea's history across four centuries.

In the News
The Rev. James E. Curry brought a hammer and tongs to the backyard of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday to show a small crowd how to bang and bend shotgun barrels into garden trowels and spades. As he fired up a portable forge to turn 7-inch lengths of gun barrels white hot, Curry talked about…
Diocesan News

The following message with COVID-19 requirements and recommendations was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on Nov. 15, 2021.