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Lament Lights the Path to Wholeness: A Message from Bishop Shannon

Dear people of God in the Diocese of Vermont: Honestly I’m not sure what emotion to feel or express. Anger.Deep sadness.Frustration.Helplessness.Fear.Numbing grief. I feel them all, and it is a horrifying thing. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting I remember thinking, “surely our nation will change after the loss of so many children, innocents.”

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Praise and the Path: Bishop Shannon’s Christmas Message

“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.” Luke 2:20 During this Christmas season, when we praise God for the child in the manger, may we find strength to return to our own challenging and ever-unpredictable path together. It is an honor to

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Convention Continues Saturday, November 6

The bishop’s address, worship, and other programming will take place online via Zoom and YouTube tomorrow, Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All members of the diocese are encouraged to attend. In addition to worship and the bishop’s address, the Saturday session will include presentations by Dr. Catherine Meeks of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Bishop Sean Rowe of

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Online Interfaith Pride Service on September 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Cathedral Church of St. Paul for this year’s Vermont Pride Interfaith Service, which will take place online tomorrow (Thursday, September 2) at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Stan Baker served on the planning committee and will participate in the service. The Planning Committee also included clergy and members from UVM Interfaith Center, Vermont Zen Center,

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Zoom Memorial Services: A Reflection from the Rev. John Morris

Zoom Memorial Services: A Reflection from the Rev. John Morris

The Rev. John Morris has written the following reflection on attending memorial services held on the Zoom platform: Recently, I have had two opportunities to participate in Zoom memorial services for retired clergy who died. The first was for The Rev. Al Cramer, who died on November 23, 2020 (just one week short of his

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A Year of Living Generously Begins January 5

A Year of Living Generously Begins January 5

A TENS Program Designed for Members of the Diocese of Vermont During 2021, lay leaders and clergy from across the diocese will gather each month online for A Year of Living Generously, a program from The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) designed especially for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Find dates and register online for

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