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.

A Cup of Strengthening

A sermon for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, October 21, 2018. The scripture readings are Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, and Mark 10:35-45. Listen to a version of the sermon HERE. Some of you know Holy Cross Monastery up in West Park, NY. … Continue reading

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Saved

A sermon for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 14, 2018. The scripture readings are Amos 5:6-7,10-15, Psalm 90:12-17, Hebrews 4:12-16, and Mark 10:17-31. Listen to the sermon HERE. The disciples ask Jesus a good question. “Who can be saved?” Though … Continue reading

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Bringing Together Opposites (through the St. Francis Prayer)

A sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 7, 2018. The scripture readings are Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, and Mark 10:2-16.  Listen to the sermon HERE. October 4 was St. Francis Day and most of you know that it’s our … Continue reading

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Cleaning My Side of the Street

A sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 30, 2018. The scripture readings are Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29, Psalm 19:7-14, James 5:13-20, and Mark 9:38-50. Listen to the sermon HERE. Last Sunday’s sermon had to do with distractions and the kinds of things that get … Continue reading

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Dealing with Distractions

A sermon for September 23, 2018. The scripture readings are Jeremiah 11:18-20, Psalm 54, James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, and Mark 9:30-37.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The other day, I was on the First Avenue bus and I began reading an article on my phone. … Continue reading

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A Cross of Humility

A sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 16, 2018.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 116:1-8, James 3:1-12, and Mark 8:27-38.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  On Friday, September 14, churches around the world celebrated what is known as “Holy Cross … Continue reading

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An Inside Job

A sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 2, 2018. The scripture readings are Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9, Psalm 15, James 1:17-27, and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s a great cooking story about a couple who have just gotten … Continue reading

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Clothed by God

A sermon offered on the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 26, 2018.  The scripture readings are Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18, Psalm 34:15-22, Ephesians 6:10-20, and John 6:56-69.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  Gareth Southgate has become known for wearing a waistcoat.  He’s the manager (or coach) … Continue reading

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Tired, Hungry, and Needy

A sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 19, 2018.  The scripture readings are Proverbs 9:1-6, Psalm 34:9-14, Ephesians 5:15-20, and John 6:51-58. Listen to the sermon HERE.  Why is it that food just tastes better sometimes? After a long day at the … Continue reading

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Raised Up

A sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 12, 2018. The scripture readings are 1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, and John 6:35, 41-51. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel and the one for next week put a hymn in my … Continue reading

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