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 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
THE REV. CHRISTOPHER CARLISLE Director, Cathedral in the Light Friday, September 02, 2016 (Editor: The following is a submission to The Recorder’s weekly column titled “Faith Matters.” Each Saturday, a different faith leader in Franklin County offers a personal perspective in this space. For information on becoming part of this series, email email@example.com or call […]
With the approaching culmination this fall of an election year that many have found to be especially vitriolic and divisive nationally, the bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are planning to come together as neighbors on Saturday, Oct. 22 to walk a route that stretches through both dioceses and to […]
By REV. HEATHER BLAIS Pastor, St. James Episcopal People do not know what to do with me at a party. And not just because my jokes are pretty lame and I insist Birkenstocks remain the latest hot fashion footwear. The real reason is because my two favorite topics are religion and politics. I loved them […]
VESTRY PAPERS / Buildings & Grounds [& Mission] Reconciliation House By Janice Ford, part of the Vestry Papers issue on Buildings & Grounds [& Mission] (July 2016) For the past four years I have been volunteering two days a month at the Worcester County House of Correction (WHOC) in West Boylston, Massachusetts, providing spiritual direction, […]
Episcopal Bishops Support Commonwealth’s AG on Enforcement of Assault Weapons Law Healey is “working to remove weapons of war from our communities” July 29, 2016 [Springfield, Mass.] — The Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have issued a joint statement of support for Attorney General Maura Healey. In her Op Ed published in the […]
Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro joins Cathedral staff With the Rev. Tom Callard I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro as Christ Church Cathedral’s first “Rabbi in Residence” effective September 1. He will teach adult education classes, preach periodically at the Sunday liturgy and offer his wisdom on a host of […]
In Christ all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw terrible violence and lost his life for speaking the truth to our nation. I find myself wondering what he would say to us today. His way of nonviolence – Jesus’ way – meant that we had to watch Selma […]
By Anne-Gerard Flynn | Special to The Republican June 23, 2016 at 1:09 PM, updated June 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM SPRINGFIELD – The Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, has issued a statement on the upcoming presidential election encouraging “our church leaders to urge people to vote, to […]
More death. More Words. And no action. They lurk in ambush in public squares and in secret places they murder the innocent; they spy out the helpless. Psalm 10:8 I write to you again in response to yet another mass shooting in America. Elementary schools, high schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, office buildings, churches […]
After a year of repairs and 'tens of thousands' of dollars, St. Paul's Episcopal Church organ is good as new (video, photos)
By Rebecca Everett | firstname.lastname@example.org on June 02, 2016 at 10:37 AM HOLYOKE — Playing the organ is no simple feat; in addition to two keyboards, there are a set of pedals that can be played like a keyboard, pedals to change the volume and swell, and many other buttons to change the how the […]
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