“In Christ Is Found Our Unity”: Sunday, January 27, 2013 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Septuagesima Sunday)
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”—I Corinthians 12.27 In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen! In the late 1930s, when swing music was becoming increasingly popular throughout the American musical stage, jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman was widely considered among his professional colleagues and jazz fans… Continue reading
Spring 2013 Preaching Schedule
Lately, many people have asked about when and where I will be preaching. Below is my (current) guest preaching/celebration schedule for the Spring 2013 semester. If any of you are around in these areas, you are more than welcome to attend. Peace and love! Spring 2013 Guest Preaching/Celebration Schedule February 3–Guest Lecturer, “Singing a Faithful… Continue reading
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made”: Sunday, January 13, 2013 (The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of Our Lord)
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”—Isaiah 43.1b[i] In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen! I am a huge lover of jazz—specifically of traditional standards and songs associated with the Great American Songbook. One particular song that I enjoy was first written… Continue reading
The Rev. Brandt Montgomery is the Chaplain of Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, having previously served at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana as Chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School from 2014-2017, then as Associate Rector and All-School Chaplain from 2017-2019. From 2012-2014, Fr. Montgomery was the Curate at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, his first parochial appointment following his ordination by the Bishop of Alabama.
Fr. Montgomery received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, specializing in Trumpet Performance, from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama in 2007. He received the Master of Divinity (cum laude) in 2012 from The General Theological Seminary in New York City, for which he wrote the thesis “Time’s Prisoner: The Right Reverend Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter and the Civil Rights Movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.” In 2021, Fr. Montgomery received the Doctor of Ministry degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, his thesis titled “The Development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Saint James School of Maryland.”
Fr. Montgomery’s scholarly interests lie in the areas of American religious history, Episcopal Church history, the Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism, the Civil Rights Movement, and practical theology.