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.

Doubt, Desire & Faith

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here: People sometimes get frustrated with the Episcopal Church and … Continue reading

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Easter Day: Faith Through Fear

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here: There’s a lot of fear in this Gospel.  Mary … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Seeing through Darkness

Some of you are familiar with Evelyn Underhill who was an English writer on mysticism and the spiritual life, who died in 1941. More than being just a writer, she was also a practitioner, a person of deep prayer, and … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: Always Enough

The food writer Michael Pollan offers a number of rules or guidelines about eating. He lists them and develops them in his books, articles, and website. His overall rule is simple enough: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” But … Continue reading

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Exciting News for an April 1 Maundy Thursday

Episcopal Task Force Nudges Foot-Washing Towards a Third Sacrament Due to the pandemic, we are not including foot-washing in this year’s Maundy Thursday service. But there is exciting news for the future. The Episcopal Liturgical Sub-Task Force on Reform and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Darkness (for now)

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here: In most years, during Holy Week at Holy Trinity, … Continue reading

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Sacred Service

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here: Every once in a while I meet someone who … Continue reading

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Shielded Joy

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here: There’s a famous story about St. Francis in The … Continue reading

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Turning over Tables (and Temples, too)

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The sermon was given by the Rev. J. Douglas Ousley and can be seen in the 11AM … Continue reading

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Empowered by the Cross

Hear a short recap of the Sunday service: Watch the 11 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Watch the 6 PM Community Eucharist The written version of the sermon is here:   A lot of people have their favorite cross. It … Continue reading

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