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.

Living Water

A sermon offered by the Rev. J. Douglas Ousley, honorary assisting priest at The Church of the Holy Trinity on the Third Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2020. Though many churches are closed because of the public health crisis of … Continue reading

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Born again (and again and again)

A sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2020.  The scripture readings are Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17. Listen to the sermon HERE. One of my favorite passages of scripture is read at … Continue reading

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Temptation

A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2020.  The scriptures are Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11. Listen to the sermon HERE. Evelyn Underhill has suggested that “No Christian escapes a taste of … Continue reading

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Falling in Order to Rise

A sermon for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 23, 2020.  The lectionary readings are Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16-21, and Matthew 17:1-9. Listen to the sermon HERE. “They fell to the ground and were overcome by … Continue reading

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Choosing Life

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 16, 2020. The scripture readings are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, and Matthew 5:21-37. Listen to the sermon HERE. In our first scripture reading from Deuteronomy, Moses is … Continue reading

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Centering on Christ

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 9, 2020. The scripture readings are Isaiah 58:1-12], Psalm 112:1-9, (10), 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, and Matthew 5:13-20. Listen to the sermon HERE.  This morning’s first scripture reading is from the Prophet … Continue reading

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Present for God

A sermon for February 2, 2020, called The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, or “Candlemas.” The scriptures are Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 84, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40. Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, I was at … Continue reading

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Catching People: The Rector’s 2019 Annual Report

As is his custom, the rector gave his annual report as the sermon at the worship service on the Sunday of the Annual Meeting of the Parish, January 26, 2020.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 5-13, 1 … Continue reading

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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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