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Homily for the First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 16, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8   [Of note: In the Children’s Sermon immediately preceding this … Continue reading

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My Red Balloon

A sermon for Pentecost Sunday 2019 (Year C) St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lessons appointed: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-27   Come, Holy Spirit. Come as wind and cleanse; come as fire and burn; convert and consecrate our … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for Us

A Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after the Ascension), Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church June 2, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 Psalm 97 One week ago today, I was wrapping … Continue reading

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New and Good

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church May 19, 2019 Some of you may know that I’m a part of CirclesRVA, which is a poverty-alleviation program that was recently formed here in the City … Continue reading

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Shepherd Me…

A homily for Good Shepherd Sunday (Easter 4) Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA May 12, 2019 *Note: Homily preached on my first Sunday following ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests in the The Episcopal Church Texts: … Continue reading

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Everything

Homily for Maundy Thursday Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church April 18, 2019 Readings for Maundy Thursday Last year during lent, I met my colleague and friend Saba for coffee over at Panera on West Grace Street. Saba was one … Continue reading

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Right Neighborhood, Wrong Tree…

Homily for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Texts: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Psalm 27 Spring is starting to come into full bloom after some very chilly winter … Continue reading

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Remember that you are dust

Homily for Ash Wednesday Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA That particular winter afternoon in upstate New York started out pretty much like most others: I trudged through the snow, making my way from my East Hall women’s … Continue reading

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Holy Words and Holy Work

Homily for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50 Luke 6:27-38 Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 It took me a full year to realize that the … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to Love

Homily Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA February 4, 2019 Lectionary Readings Love is in our lectionary today, just as we flip over our cultural calendar into a month where another … Continue reading

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