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 like Joseph

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25. Listen to the sermon HERE. For some reason, this year, I’ve been seeing Nutcrackers everywhere … Continue reading

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Hope in the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. This week, there’s been a lot of Handel at Holy Trinity. … Continue reading

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Faith like Noah

A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44. Listen to the sermon HERE. On the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum, there’s a gallery … Continue reading

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Christ the (unusual) King

A sermon for November 24, 2019, celebrated as The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.  The scriptures are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  In the United States, paying attention to … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Survival Kit

A sermon for November 17, 2019, the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Malachi 4:1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:5-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about living in an age of … Continue reading

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Staying Centered

A sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, November 10, 2019. The scriptures are Job 19:23-27a, Psalm 17:1-9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Some of you are familiar with the practice of Centering … Continue reading

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With All the Saints

A sermon for November 3, 2019, celebrated as All Saints’ Sunday. The scripture readings are Daniel 7:1-3,15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, and Luke 6:20-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Not too long ago, I met someone at a gathering who … Continue reading

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No Comparison

A sermon for October 27, 2019, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Sirach 35:12-17, Psalm 84:1-6, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, and Luke 18:9-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. A couple of Saturdays ago, several of us from Holy … Continue reading

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Perseverance

A sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 20, 2019.  The scripture readings are Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The Collect of the Day prays that we might “persevere … Continue reading

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The Blessing Right Here

A sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 13, 2019, which included the Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant.  The scriptures are 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c, Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s … Continue reading

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