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What then should we do?

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C December 16, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings Referenced: Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 For better or for worse, we need people in our lives who will … Continue reading

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Giving Out of Holy Poverty

Homily for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B November 11, 2018 St. Thomas Episcopal Church (My Sponsoring Parish for Ordination) Link to Lectionary Texts I remember the day that a few coins broke my heart open. I was just … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

This is a “tale of two sermons” from Proper 14, Year B Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Gospel Lesson: John 6:35, 41-51 Sermon #1:  Saturday Contemplative Eucharist, St. John’s Episcopal Church Additional Reading: Coming to God: First Days by Mary Oliver … Continue reading

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From Scarcity to Abundance

Homily for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12) St. John’s Episcopal Church July 29, 2018 Readings: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Collect for the Day:  O God, the protector of all who trust in you, … Continue reading

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Gathered and Enfolded

A homily for Proper 11, Year B prepared for Westminster Canterbury, Richmond VA Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to … Continue reading

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Holy Time and Holy Space

Sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B June 3, 2018 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lessons Appointed: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   The first time I set foot on the … Continue reading

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Secure Base

A Homily for Ascension (Easter 7), Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church May 13, 2018 One of my very close friends is fond of saying that everything that she has ever managed to ‘let go’ of has claw … Continue reading

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You know us so well…

A Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B April 15, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA In the Price family, Friday night is pizza night. I didn’t invent that tradition. In fact, it was my … Continue reading

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From One Celebration to Another…

A Homily for Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday, Year B Sunday, March 25, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Lectionary Readings   Passing from one celebration to another, from palms and branches let us now make haste, O faithful, to the … Continue reading

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In the Desert

Homily for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Lectionary Readings If you thought you just heard a familiar lesson, you are exactly right: today’s Gospel lesson begins where our past reading from the … Continue reading

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