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.

Washed and Renewed

A sermon for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ, January 12, 2020.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, and Matthew 3:13-17. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today we remember … Continue reading

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What will you bring?

A sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, observed on January 5, 2020. The scripture readings are Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7,10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today we basically complete this year’s celebration of Christmas … Continue reading

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Outside In

A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, December 29, 2019. The scripture readings are Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, and John 1:1-18. Listen to the sermon HERE.  If you think about it, we do a strange … Continue reading

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What would Jesus want?

A sermon for Christmas Day 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12), and John 1:1-14. (Because of Christmas exhaustion and the need to hit the road quickly after church, today’s sermon is not recorded. Merry Christmas, … Continue reading

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Shepherds Bedeviled but Never Overcome

A sermon for Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, December 24, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20. Listen to the sermon HERE. Two Sundays ago, I was treated to a special Children’s Christmas pageant.  Originating … Continue reading

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God Calling

A brief reflection offered in the Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, December 24, 2019 at 7 PM.   Listen tot he sermon HERE. The week before last, I was in Mexico City for the Feast of Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Dancing like Joseph

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25. Listen to the sermon HERE. For some reason, this year, I’ve been seeing Nutcrackers everywhere … Continue reading

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Hope in the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. This week, there’s been a lot of Handel at Holy Trinity. … Continue reading

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Faith like Noah

A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44. Listen to the sermon HERE. On the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum, there’s a gallery … Continue reading

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Christ the (unusual) King

A sermon for November 24, 2019, celebrated as The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.  The scriptures are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  In the United States, paying attention to … Continue reading

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