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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 Mondays-Saturdays for prayer at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

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Physically Distant Communion the First Sunday of Lent

Congregations will be offering physically distant communion on the First Sunday of Lent (February 21) using the same plan that was in use for the First Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve and Day. Participating congregations are listed alphabetically below by name of city or town. Because the consecrated elements must be consumed during an

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A Prayer Vigil for Peace in Our Nation

The FBI has warned of armed demonstrations planned for Washington D.C. and all U.S. capitals between January 16 and 20. Join Bishop Shannon and the Green Mountain Online Abbey for a Vigil for Peace in Our Nation from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17. Prayers will be said aloud every hour on the hour starting at

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Practice Hope with A Year-End Donation to the Diocese of Vermont

Dear Ones, In my Christmas message, I told you that your faithfulness in ministry gives me hope, especially during these uncertain times. Despite all of the challenges we faced in 2020, we committed ourselves to be faithful stewards, to work for environmental justice, and to dismantle racism. With your support, we can make these commitments real. If

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Hope: Bishop Shannon’s Christmas Message

Christmas greetings, beloved people of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, Hope! The same word that resonated with me this time last year still rings true today, but in a new way. We began the new year with so much hope about our future and ministries. None of us knew that, instead, we would live through

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A Place for Pause and Prayer: St. Peter’s Bennington repurposes a stable

It was high summer when the Rev. Angela Emerson became interim rector at St. Peter’s Church in Bennington. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, complicating her desire to undertake a hospitality initiative. Still, the congregation had certain assets at its disposal. “One of the things that struck me was just how beautiful the church

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