New England’s largest Christian music festival, with acts spanning multiple genres and workshops that restore your soul and help you grow!
An Evening with Ellen
It’s an evening out with your friends. A time to relax and unwind. A time to connect with other women. A time to sing and worship God. A time to soak in some good teaching.
Whatever walk of life you’re in right now, we have something really good for you.
Please join us for this very special night with Ellen Garland, where she will be sharing about +ONE Leadership: Leading Better Together.
Ellen is the keynote speaker at our annual Leadership Retreat from April 21-23, 2023. We would love to have you join us! But we realize that not everyone can get away for the whole weekend, so we’re offering this special event on Saturday night that is open to everyone, even if you’re not attending the retreat.
If you are attending the retreat, then there is no need to register for this one! The special event with Ellen is included in your retreat registration.
Our night together will also include light refreshments, fun activities to help us connect, meaningful worship, and an opportunity to help a good cause:
Baby Goods Wanted! Clearway Clinic is seeking new, unused, gender-neutral baby items.
Freedom Concert 2023
The Freedom Concert is a Fundraiser to End Trafficking and Support survivors. It will be held Saturday, April 1st at Christ the King Church in Cambridge. The Freedom Concert is a night of music, food, and storytelling dedicated to helping raise awareness and advocacy for women in the sex industry and survivors of trafficking. The Freedom Concert has proven to be a safe space for other survivors and supporters to attend and embrace healing. Additionally, it is an invitation to the community of Greater Boston to participate in this fight to end trafficking. All funds raised from this event will go directly to Route One Ministry, a local anti-trafficking effort.
All-Night Vigil for St. Richard of Wessex
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA invites you to experience a unique event – a Byzantine rite All-Night Vigil (Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy served together) commemorating St. Richard of Wessex, one of the great saints of early medieval England.
While St. Richard is celebrated on the Greek Orthodox calendar, the full liturgical office for him, save for a lone Latin antiphon, was only recently composed and first celebrated last year.
Come and share this unique blessing with us – an All-Night Vigil commemorating a saint of the British Isles who died in Italy traveling to Jerusalem, celebrated today by a Greek Orthodox community in New England, with an office composed in English specifically for Greek Orthodox use, that will be sung according to the tradition and practice of Byzantine chant.
And if your name is Richard – come celebrate your name day with us!
A BRIEF LIFE:
St. Richard of Wessex (+722 A.D.) was a king in Anglia who, with his wife St. Wuna, raised his children Ss. Willibald, Winnibald, and Walpurga in the Christian faith, but remained focused on his own worldly concerns and privileges as king.
Eventually, St. Richard’s children lovingly reproached him. They implored him to set a Christian example for them, just as Noah had first entered the Ark ahead of his children, and to heed the words of our Lord to give away all that he had and follow Christ.
St. Richard heard his children’s rebuke and repented. With tears in his eyes, he cast off his crown and distributed his wealth. His sons convinced him to go with them on pilgrimage to visit holy sites in Rome and Jerusalem, and they set out on the journey.
In Lucca, Italy, St. Richard fell ill and reposed in the Lord. Ss. Willibald and Winnibald buried him at the church of Saint Frigdian (San Frediano).
Miracles and healings began to occur at St. Richard’s tomb, leading to his veneration and glorification as a saint. His son, St. Willibald, became bishop of Eichstätt in modern-day Bavaria, and had relics of his father translated to his cathedral there as well.
All-Night Vigil for St. Richard of Wessex
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