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.

The Wideness of God’s Love

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, 2019.  The scriptures are Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21:1-6, and John 13:31-35.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, a former colleague of mine from Washington, DC was consecrated Bishop … Continue reading

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With Dorcas in mind

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019, also the secular celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States.  The scripture readings are Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30.  Listen to the sermon HERE. … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for Peter (and for Us)

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, May 5, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 9:1-6, (7-20), Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, and John 21:1-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  When someone tells you a “fish tale,” it usually means … Continue reading

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The Faithful Way of Doubt

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, and John 20:19-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  Sometimes I hear people—both religious and non-religious—who will explain something they’ve … Continue reading

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Making room for Resurrection

A sermon for Easter Day, April 21, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 10:34-43 , Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24,  1 Corinthians 15:19-26 , and John 20:1-18.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s a new movie out that imagines the life of Mary … Continue reading

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Witnessing

A sermon for Easter Eve, April 20, 2019.  The scripture readings used for the Easter Vigil include Luke 24:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. In 2016, Pope Francis made an effort to get the story straight about Mary Magdalene. It … Continue reading

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Looking through death

A sermon for Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25, and John 18:1-19:42.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  I saw a friend last week who said that he would be spending this … Continue reading

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God in the Now

A sermon for Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019.  The scripture readings are Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 , Psalm 116:1, 10-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and John 13:1-17, 31b-35.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, I wandered into Eli’s Market on Third … Continue reading

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In place of palms

A brief sermon for The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.  The scripture readings are Luke 19:28-40, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 23:1-49. Listen to the sermon HERE. This year we read the Palm Gospel … Continue reading

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Christ our Friend

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 7, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, and John 12:1-8.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The scriptures today invite us to get ready, to heighten all … Continue reading

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