By STEPHANIE MURRAY @StephMurr_Jour Saturday, November 19, 2016 EASTHAMPTON — A week and a half after racist and hateful graffiti was discovered on top of Mount Tom, faith leaders and concerned citizens gathered to cleanse the mountain with prayer. Some 40 people trudged up the mountain for a 30-minute interfaith ceremony. Members of the crowd […]
By Brian Steele | email@example.com Follow on Twitter on November 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM EASTHAMPTON – In response to hateful graffiti found on Mount Tom, nearly 50 people hiked up to the site on Saturday for an interfaith prayer and blessing service. Earlier this month, anti-Semitic phrases and racial slurs were spray-painted on […]
By Mary Serreze | Special to The Republican Follow on Twitter on November 14, 2016 at 5:04 PM EASTHAMPTON — The discovery last week of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on Mount Tom inspired a strong community response, with volunteers hiking in over the weekend to remove the hateful words by hand. Now the Episcopal Diocese […]
For people of faith, the greater reality is God’s love. Our congregations have provided the space and silence for intense prayer leading up to this election. Today we are waking to a new reality as a nation with a new President-elect. Now, our congregations must be places where political opponents can worship together in peace. […]
November 9, 2016 Hello. We’re filming this on Election Day before the results of the Presidential and other elections are in. But there’s some thoughts I wanted to share with you, and a prayer I’d like to offer. Twenty-five years ago Robert Fulghum published a book, All I Needed to Know I Learned in […]
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – As the hours wind down on Election Day, people have turned to prayers. Vigils were held across western Massachusetts on Tuesday for people who wanted to pray for the country, and for the outcome of this election. As the clock ticks, some people wanted to take a step back, take […]
[Episcopal News Service] In the hours leading up to the Nov. 8 general election and all during Election Day and evening, Episcopalians across the United States are voting and praying and welcoming fellow voters into their churches. Many congregations held vigil services on Nov. 7 and many are hosting services on Nov. 8 with still […]
By Lisa Wangsness GLOBE STAFF NOVEMBER 08, 2016 BROOKLINE — They sat in silence in the old stone church, deep in thought, the turbulence and traffic of the world outside reduced to shadows and light at play on the walls. They prayed for the nation. They murmured a beloved psalm: I lift […]
By Winston W. Wiley Telegram & Gazette Staff Do not let the election, whatever the results may be, deter you from attending the meeting on Wednesday … However it may go God rules and the country is safe.” That assurance by an unknown author written in a church bulletin, reads like something that could […]
By Derek Gentile,firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH ADAMS – The circle of hope was small on Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Park. But the prayers spoken by a half-dozen clergy and parishioners were powerful: God, help those battling opioid addiction, their families and loved ones. “Sustain those who have begun their journey to recovery and healing,” said the […]
By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 16, 2016 at 11:04 AM, updated October 16, 2016 at 11:21 AM SPRINGFIELD – The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is a woman with many titles – Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, lecturer and teacher – that all converge around the issue […]
By Winston W. Wiley Telegram & Gazette Staff As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign touts putting “the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” Episcopalians are marking the 40th anniversary of officially “breaking the stained-glass ceiling” that barred women from being priests and bishops. “We are delighted to be celebrating 40 years of officialdom, […]
Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and the Eastern Coast of the United States For the last several days we have been watching with people in the path of this storm. Today “Matthew” makes landfall in Florida. No congregation in our diocese will fail to hold the victims and the emergency responders in prayer this Sunday. Click […]
By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 05, 2016 at 12:10 PM, updated October 05, 2016 at 2:24 PM EPISCOPAL CHURCH Retired Episcopal Bishop Andrew Wissemann’s death announced Retired Episcopal Bishop Andrew Wissemann remembered as ‘much beloved figure’ Alan Gates elected bishop of Episcopal Diocese […]
Episcopal Bishops Call for 48-Hour Election Vigil As our nation approaches its Election Day on Nov. 8, we have a deep yearning for the Holy Spirit to be present in our national life. Individually, we express this yearning in a variety of ways according to personal conscience. Collectively, we are called to express this yearning […]
By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican Email the author | Follow on Twitter on October 01, 2016 at 1:07 PM LONGMEADOW — An interfaith forum on climate change will be held Oct. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Church of Christ of Longmeadow. The meeting is being sponsored by the recently […]
The party featured homemade food, arcade and lawn games Rachel FazioPublished: September 24, 2016, 9:30 pm Updated: September 24, 2016, 10:46 pm EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A community block party brought several hundred neighbors together Saturday. St. Mark’s church in East Longmeadow held a block party that was attended by over 300 members […]
By Don Treeger | email@example.com on September 23, 2016 at 5:59 AM, updated September 23, 2016 at 6:01 AM For Gina Nelson, a meal is a stepping stone. She organized a weekly free lunch for veterans at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 485 Appleton St. in Holyoke in the hopes that a meal will foster […]
By Craig S. Semon Telegram & Gazette Staff WEBSTER – Downtown Webster’s new sober home, Reconciliation House, officially opened its doors Saturday with a blessing and dedication ceremony. And if you listened to the Rev. Janice C. Ford’s inspiring words very closely, you would swear that it sounded like the doorman and security guard for […]
Reverend Aileen DiBenedetto poses for a photo in front of Christ Episcopal Church in Leicester. Photo/Matthew Healey Posted Sep 17, 2016 at 6:00 AMUpdated Sep 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM By Winston W. Wiley Telegram & Gazette Staff LEICESTER — If there is an approach that will mark the Rev. Aileen E. DiBenedetto’s three-year term as priest-in-charge of Christ Episcopal Church, it may be her […]
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