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The Diocese of Vermont includes 46 congregations and more than 5,000 Episcopalians across the Green Mountain state. Led by Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, we draw our inspiration from the story of the apostle Peter, who stepped out of his boat and followed Jesus into the midst of a storm. Together we are putting our trust in God and finding new ways to serve, worship, and care for creation. Join us.

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From the Bishop

Daily Prayer with the Green Mountain Online Abbey

I didn’t expect to start a congregation at the outset of the pandemic. But in an emergency situation, you gather and you pray together. Since March 2020, that’s what we have been doing in a community we now call the Green Mountain Online Abbey. Join us for prayer at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Diocesan Racial Justice Pilgrims Visit Civil Rights Sites

From May 12 to 15, members of the Diocese of Vermont and students at Rock Point School traveled to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama and Atlanta on a diocesan racial justice pilgrimage. Their journey included visits to the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, the

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Be Not Afraid: Discerning a Future at Good Shepherd

Last February the diocese released a manual to help congregations examine their future vitality and sustainability, but Good Shepherd in Barre was already ahead of the game. The parish had begun considering such an examination before the pandemic, and Bishop Shannon’s request that parishes “consider your current ways of life as God’s gathered people in

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Pilgrimage In the Holy Land: November 25 – December 5

From November 25 to December 5, join Bishop Shannon for a diocesan-sponsored pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by the Rev. Kim Hardy of St. James, Essex Junction and the Rev. Dr. Fred Moser of Trinity, Shelburne. Hardy, Moser, and local guides Canon Iyad Qumri and Rami Qumri will lead pilgrims on visits to the Dome of

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