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.

Dancing with Protest and Promise

A sermon for Trinity Sunday, June 7,2020. The scripture readings are Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Matthew 28:16-20. You can watch the sermon HERE. This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about dancing. Not about going dancing or about taking some kind … Continue reading

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Preaching Faith in a Fearful World

An article for the May 3, 2020 edition of News from 316, the weekly notice from Holy Trinity. “Fear not,” we read in scripture. Though it varies with the translation of the Bible, God or a messenger of God says … Continue reading

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The Strong Peace of Christ

A sermon offered at Easter Day Evensong, April 12, 2020. Because our church is closed to the public during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, our worship services have been adjusted, streamed live, and recorded. The scriptures are Psalm 114, Isaiah 51:9-11, … Continue reading

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Sacred Tears

A sermon offered on Easter Day, April 12, 2020. Because our church is closed to the public during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, our worship services have been adjusted, streamed live, and recorded. The scriptures are Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43 and … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Never Alone

A sermon offered at Evensong on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Because our church is closed to the public during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, our worship services have been adjusted, streamed live, and recorded. The scriptures are Psalm 22, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, and John … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: Making our Communion

A sermon offered at Evening Prayer on Maundy Thursday. Because our church is closed to the public during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, our worship services have been adjusted, streamed live, and recorded. The scriptures are Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, Psalm 116:1, … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Christ’s Obedience & Ours

A sermon offered at Vespers on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. The church is closed for public worship during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and the service (and sermon) take place in that context. The scriptures are Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11. … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Waiting and Watching

A sermon offered in the service of Morning Prayer on April 5, 2020. The scriptures are Matthew 21:1-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, and Matthew 27:11-54. You can watch the sermon HERE. Last Monday, in the little video I did, I mentioned … Continue reading

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Raised to New Life

A sermon offered on March 29, 2020, the first Sunday with the church closed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The scriptures are Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130,Romans 8:6-11, and John 11:1-45. You can watch the sermon HERE. Every once in a … Continue reading

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Healed to see with new faith

A sermon offered on March 22, 2020, the last Sunday we were able to offer public worship before closing due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The scriptures are 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14, and John 9:1-41.  The sermon can be … Continue reading

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