Sermons

VII Pentecost

July 27, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. My mother has been watching the same soap opera since I was a baby in her womb!   Considering that I am now 47 years old, that is dedication.  Now that my father is retired and at home, he has been sucked into the story lines of “The Days of our Lives”. Reading the Bible can sometimes be like...Read More

VI Pentecost

July 20, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. From this morning’s Old Testament lesson: “  And (Jacob) came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.” And after the part of the lesson which describes the dream, we...Read More

V Pentecost

July 13, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I find it interesting when people postulate the idea that Queen Elizabeth could retire and appoint William as her heir.  Perhaps this would be possible.  But, as I understand the way things work, there is little choice in the matter.  When Queen Elizabeth dies, Charles will become the King.  It is only...Read More

Corpus Christi Sunday

June 22, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Jesus changes everything.  I mean this in a good way, of course.  Jesus changes everything.  Jesus fulfills all things.  God makes promises.  God makes covenants.  God gives commandments.  Jesus fulfills it all. Jesus is everything.  For us as Christians, Jesus is at the center of...Read More

Trinity Sunday

June 15, 2014
“Lo, I will always be with you till the end of the Age”. This quote from the Gospel of Matthew reminded me of dark period in my childhood. I was eight-years old, and my mother, who was a nurse at PGH, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, that was almost always fatal. She had to go to a hospital in Baltimore for surgery, and my two brothers and I were very afraid because we were...Read More

Pentecost/Whitsunday

June 8, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Today is Pentecost – often called the birthday of the Church.  It is the day in which we remember the Holy Spirit being given to the disciples.  Today is also a day in which we are going to be baptizing a child into the Body of Christ.  We believe that when we baptize him he will receive the same Holy...Read More

Rogation Sunday

May 25, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. What do an ancient statue, a Christmas tree, a Celtic cross, and Twitter have in common?  I hope by the end of this sermon that you will know the answer to that question and will have some food for thought as well. When missionaries were sent to bring Christianity to the people in the British Isles, after sharing the...Read More

V Easter

May 18, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. During my years as a priest I have done quite a few funerals, so the first part of this morning’s Gospel lesson is very familiar to me and I have spoken about it in many funeral sermons.  Likewise, I have had occasion to preach on Trinity Sunday and have been able to speak about the connection between the Father,...Read More