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 into Holiness

A sermon for the Day of Pentecost, May 20, 2018.  The scripture readings are Acts 2:1-21,  Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:25-35, 37, and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  Some years ago I was at a Quiet Day (a mini-retreat) with a small … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays

A sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 13, 2018.  The scripture readings are Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, Psalm 1, 1 John 5:9-13, and John 17:6-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. For many of us today, our hearts are heavy, but our hearts are … Continue reading

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The Cross that Conveys Christ’s Love

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6, 2018. The scripture readings are Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1-6, and John 15:9-17. Listen to the sermon HERE. Listen to the entire service (1hr, 20min) HERE.  I heard a story a few … Continue reading

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The Way of Christ

A brief sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter offered at the Community Eucharist at The Church of the Holy Trinity on April 29, 2018. The key scripture the sermon reflects upon is  Acts 8:26-40. Listen to the sermon HERE.

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The Good Shepherd

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018.  The scripture readings are Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, and John 10:11-18.  Listen to the Gospel &  sermon HERE.  There’s an old preacher’s story about a priest who was traveling with … Continue reading

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Saved by Food

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2018. The scriptures are Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, and Luke 24:36b-48.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  How many times has food saved the day? You’re at a business meeting or an … Continue reading

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Faithful doubt

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 8, 2018.  The scripture readings are Acts 4:32-35, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-2:2, John 20:19-31. Listen to the sermon HERE. Though the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of New York is up on 110th Street … Continue reading

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Seeing Resurrection through Tears

A sermon for Easter Day, April 1, 2018.  The scripture readings are Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, and John 20:1-18. Listen to the sermon HERE. One of my favorite people in Christian history is a fifteenth-century woman named Margery Kempe. Margery … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity to Reopen Swimming Pool

When St. Christopher’s House (the first building of The Church of the Holy Trinity) opened in 1897, the New York Herald described classrooms, a gymnasium, and in the basement, a “plunge bath,” that worked as “part swimming pool and part communal bath.” … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Story

A sermon for the Easter Vigil, with the first celebration of the Resurrection. The Gospel is Mark 16:1-8. Listen to the sermon HERE.  Whenever I work on a sermon or whenever I write something, I tend to start at the end.  … Continue reading

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