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Sabbath Lessons

Homily for Proper 16, Year C August 25, 2019 Note: Today is both my final Sunday at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, VA in 1619. Gospel Lesson:  Luke … Continue reading

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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo…

Homily for Proper 7, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 23, 2019 Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 If you’re familiar with Harper Lee’s To Kill a … Continue reading

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In the picture

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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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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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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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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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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