The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

St. Columba’s Boothbay Harbor

From General Convention – July 5

Good morning from a hazy Austin. Today marks the first official day of General Convention. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at this opening worship at 9:30 a.m. It’s live-streamed and will be available for on-demand viewing at the Media Hub. (Click on the worship tab for a selection of videos) Today lots of committee hearings on…

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Deputy of the Day – the Rev. Maria Hoecker

Greetings from the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church! As I’m typing out a few thoughts to share with all y’all, the fireworks are popping just over the skyline of downtown Austin. From my big picture window I can see the tops of the neon-colored flashes of light and hear the big bangs. Happily,…

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Ash Wednesday stories from beyond our church doors

On Ash Wednesday, February 14, clergy and lay people in ten Maine communities shared the start of the Lenten season with their neighbors by offering Ashes to Go on street corners, along the road, and in the public square. Tim Higgins, the rector of St. Ann’s in Windham, was joined by Deacons Wendy Rozene and…

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