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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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Majesty and Power that Transformed the World: Bishop Shannon’s Christmas Message

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 On this holy night, Jesus came into the world in the most ordinary place, in the most ordinary way imaginable. Out of

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Diocesan Advent Devotional Now Available

The Rev. adwoa Wilson, the Green Mountain Online Abbey‘s vicar for discipleship and formation, has created a diocesan Advent devotional booklet (updated version as of 11/25/22) for parishes and individuals. “In it, many voices from across the diocese will be represented as they wrestle with the hope and discomfort of Revelation,” Wilson says. Titled “Even Now, Come Lord Jesus,”

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Helping Refugee Families Make a New Home

By Annie Landenberger The apartment had been intended as temporary shelter, but eight months after a family of Afghan refugees moved in, it shows signs of hominess, especially when Zakira, a first-year high school student, whose family fled Afghanistan at the end of the U.S. war there, set out pistachios and olives for tea. “School

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