Author Archives: John F. Beddingfield

About John F. Beddingfield

Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City on East 88th Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave.

Crossing Out Fear

A sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 25, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Jeremiah 20:7-13, Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20, Romans 6:1b-11, and Matthew 10:24-39.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The other day I saw a little girl who was wearing a … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Christian Pride

The other week, our church’s Facebook page invited parishioners and friends to join with others from the Diocese of New York for this Sunday’s parade demonstrating support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  The event is commonly … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi

A sermon for the Sunday commemorating the Holy Eucharist, The Body and Blood of Christ: Corpus Christi.  The lectionary readings are Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Psalm 34, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 16-17, and John 6:47-58. Listen to the sermon HERE.  The other day I … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

On Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017, The Church of the Holy Trinity offered one worship service so that everyone could be together for the visitation of the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Assistant Bishop of New York.  The music included … Continue reading

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Being Pentecostal

A sermon for the Day of Pentecost, June 4, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:25-35, 37, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, and John 20:19-23.  Listen to the sermon HERE. When I was in high school, there were two girls in our classes who … Continue reading

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Inviting the Spirit

A homily for Evensong on the Eve of Pentecost, June 3, 2017.  The readings are Exodus 19:1-8, 16-20 and 1 Peter 2:2-10. Listen to the homily HERE. The late comedian and actor Robin Williams was also an Episcopalian and during the height … Continue reading

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Prayer Ascending

A sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, May 28, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, and John 17:1-11. Listen to the sermon HERE. On Thursday, the Church celebrated Ascension Day, the … Continue reading

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God with Skin On

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21, 2017. The lectionary readings are Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:7-18, 1 Peter 3:13-22, and John 14:15-21.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s scriptures remind me of an old preacher’s story about a little girl who … Continue reading

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Christ our Dwelling Place

  A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 14,2017.  The lectionary readings are Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, 1 Peter 2:2-10, and John 14:1-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel includes a passage that often gives a word of hope and … Continue reading

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The Gate that’s Always Open

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, “Good Shepherd Sunday,” May 7, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25, and John 10:1-10. Listen to the sermon HERE. This Sunday is often nicknamed “Good Shepherd Sunday,” because of the … Continue reading

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