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Maurice L. Harris Announces Departure from Diocesan Communications Minister Role

Dear People of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, Please join me in thanking Dr. Maurice L. Harris for his service over the past three-and-a-half years and wishing him well on the next chapter of his journey. Maurice has served as our full-time communications minister since 2016 and as a volunteer co-facilitator of the diocese’s racial …

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A Season of Hope, Anticipation & Longing: An Advent Message from the Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown

Please download and print this PDF for those who do not have online access. My dear people of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, I remember sitting in this very room following the discernment retreat nine months ago, wondering what life might be like here with you. I could see and feel your spirit of wonder, …

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Transcript of Bishop Shannon’s Sermon from the 26 October 2019 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in Vermont

Note: Video of Bishop Shannon’s sermon is available at https://vimeo.com/369225587. [00:00:07.4] May the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight. O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. [00:00:13.42] Amen. [00:00:25.33] As we come to the end of our first convention together, less than a month after I …

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Watch the Consecration on Television, Purchase Copies Courtesy of Burlington’s Channel 17

NEWS RELEASE The Ordination and Consecration of Vermont Episcopal Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown was recorded on 2019-09-28. *WATCH ON TV : * You can watch this program on Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television, on Comcast Cable and Burlington Telecom at the following times: Thursday October 10, 1:00 PM Thursday October 17, 8:00 PM Friday October 18, …

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Shannon MacVean-Brown Ordained and Consecrated as Bishop of Vermont

By Maurice L. Harris | Diocesan Communications Minister The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown is now the 1,122nd bishop of The Episcopal Church and the first African American to serve as Bishop of Vermont. Her September 28 ordination and consecration were witnessed live by approximately 900 people at Ira Allen Chapel and overflow seating areas on …

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Watch the Video Replay of the Historic Consecration of Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown

A video replay of the Ordination & Consecration of Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown is now available on YouTube. The historic event was filmed live on location at the University of Vermont’s Ira Allen Chapel on September 28, 2019. Click here to view the service on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h-Cy0IVS7E  Download the service bulletin if you’d like to follow along.

Claiming the Blessing Honors Bishop Ely with Inaugural ‘Voice of Witness’ Award

MEDIA RELEASE As the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely concludes his tenure as the 10th Bishop of Vermont, Claiming the Blessing (CTB) today gives thanks for his work, witness and leadership by naming Bishop Ely the inaugural recipient of the CTB Voice of Witness Award. With gratitude for his vision, compassion and persistence CTB recognizes …

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Statement from Bishop Thomas C. Ely in Response to the Tragic Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

Dear People of The Episcopal Church in Vermont: Once again, we are a nation in mourning due to acts of gun violence in which over 30 people were killed, many others injured and families, friends and communities torn apart by the latest mass shooting tragedies this past weekend. Certainly, my heart and prayers, and those …

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Ordination of Kathleen Adams Moore, August 18

By the grace of God andwith the people’s consent The Right Reverend Thomas Clark ElyBishop of Vermont will ordain Kathleen Adams Moore to the Sacred Order of Deaconsin Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church Sunday, August 18, 201910:00 a.m. St. James’ ChurchArlington, Vermont Your prayers and presence are requested Reception to followColor: Green Download …

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