Category Archives: Sermons

Out of our Sleep

A short homily offered at the Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The choir sang a wonderful anthem a few minutes ago called “Out of your sleep” by Richard Rodney … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth & the Moment of Magnificat

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018.  The scripture readings are Micah 5:2-5a, Canticle 15, Hebrews 10:5-10, and Luke 1:39-55.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  If you go to the Metropolitan Museum this season and walk … Continue reading

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The Simple Good News of John the Baptist

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2018. The scripture readings are Zephaniah 3:14-20, Canticle 9, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel reading is one that almost makes me laugh. John … Continue reading

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Out of the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018.  The scripture readings are Baruch 5:1-9, Philippians 1:3-11, Canticle 16, and Luke 3:1-6.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The year before I was born, Maurice Sendak published his children’s book, … Continue reading

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The Gringo and Guadalupe

People make pilgrimages to all kinds of places. Baseball fans travel to Cooperstown, architects go to see famous buildings, and stage performers often recall their first, life-changing visit to Broadway. People even make a kind of pilgrimage to New York … Continue reading

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Escape to the Present

A short sermon for the First Sunday of Advent (since the worship service is especially full with The Great Litany and a Choral Eucharist.)  The scriptures are Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-9, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and Luke 21:25-36.  Listen to the … Continue reading

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Christ Our King

A sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018. The scripture readings are Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8, and John 18:33-37.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today we celebrate the Feast of … Continue reading

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A Priesthood of Believers

A sermon for the Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, November 18, 2018.  The scripture readings are Daniel 12:1-3, Psalm 16 , Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25, and Mark 13:1-8. Listen to the sermon HERE. Between the fires in California, the continuing recovery … Continue reading

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Crazy Generosity

A sermon for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, November 11, 2018.  The scripture readings are 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, and Mark 12:38-44.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Michael Curry became known to many as “that crazy preacher” … Continue reading

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Saints: People who have our back

A sermon for All Saints’ Sunday, November 4, 2018. The scripture readings are Ecclesiasticus 44:1-10,13-14 , Psalm 149 , Revelation 7:2-4,9-17 , and Matthew 5:1-12. Because of technical difficulties, the sermon was not recorded today. Every once in a while, … Continue reading

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