The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

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Deputy of the Day – Liz Hall

Good heavens – where to begin? We started at 8 a.m. with a legislative session, shortly followed by the opening Eucharist. I now have on my bucket list: selfie with the Presiding Bishop. Wow. My system has not yet adjusted to the hour difference, so I was starving (and wilting) by 11:30. I ran back to my room,…

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Six minutes with Diana Butler Bass: Does the Church have a future?

Church historian and author Diana Butler Bass talks about her new book, Christianity After Religion. In this short Day 1 segment, she talks about Bishop Jeff Lee of the Diocese of Chicago taking “Ashes to Go” on Ash Wednesday to the busy street corners of his city and the surprising response of the people he…

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Greetings and Updates from the Rev. Jack Fles

Dear Episcopal friends and colleagues: It has been almost two months since my 18 year-old daughter gave me 4.2 lbs., or 70%, of her liver on Dec. 20, 2010.  The surgery was done at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington Mass.  Each of us had a team of 12 doctors for the dual operations, which lasted…

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