“No More Regrets”

Due to the Bishop of Maryland’s March 12, 2020 pastoral directive “that all churches in the Diocese…must shut down public worship services beginning this Sunday, March 15,” I am not able to preach the following sermon at Grace and Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore on the Third Sunday in Lent at the invitation ofContinue reading ““No More Regrets””

“A Christmas Carol (2019)”

The following sermon was preached at the 10:00pm Festal Mass of the Nativity on December 24, 2019 at Saint James Chapel on the campus of Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 Collect: O God, You have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness ofContinue reading ““A Christmas Carol (2019)””

“Having Faith in Transition”

The following homily was preached on March 22, 2019, being the Friday of the Second Week in Lent, during the 10:00am daily chapel service at Ascension Episcopal School’s Sugar Mill Pond Campus in Youngsville, Louisiana. Reading: Genesis 12.1-4 Image: The Seal of Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland The Lord said to Abram, “Go fromContinue reading ““Having Faith in Transition””

“Return, Redemption, and Rejoicing”

The following sermon was preached on March 31, 2019, being the Fourth Sunday in Lent, also known as “Laetare Sunday,” at the 8:30am Rite II and 11:00am Rite I Eucharist services at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Readings: Joshua 5.9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5.16-21; Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32 Collect: Gracious Father,Continue reading ““Return, Redemption, and Rejoicing””

“God Bids Us Welcome”: A Sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday

The following sermon was preached at the 8:30am and 11:00am Rite II Eucharist services on March 3, 2019, being the Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Quinquagesima), at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Readings: Exodus 34.29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2; Luke 9.28-36 Collect: O God, who before the Passion of YourContinue reading ““God Bids Us Welcome”: A Sermon for Quinquagesima Sunday”

“Service Above Self”

The following sermon was preached at the 11am Rite I Choral Eucharist at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, New York on October 21, 2018, being the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24B) Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ You have revealed Your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of YourContinue reading ““Service Above Self””

“Take Up Your Cross”

Featured Image: Grave of Peter Quire (1806-1899), the Lay Founder and first Benefactor of the Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist in Newport, Rhode Island, in “God’s Little Acre,” the historic African-American section of Newport’s Island Cemetery. The following sermon was preached at the 8:00am Low Mass and 10:00am High Mass at theContinue reading ““Take Up Your Cross””

“The Body and Blood of Christ”

The following sermon was preached on August 19, 2018, being the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, at the 8:30am and 11:00am Rite II and 6:00pm Rite I services at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, You have given Your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, andContinue reading ““The Body and Blood of Christ””

“The Lamp of God”

The following sermon was preached for the Ascension Episcopal School 2018-2019 Opening Faculty Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on August 3, 2018, being the Feast of George Freeman Bragg, Jr. (Priest, 1940) Collect: O eternal God, bless Ascension Episcopal School, that it may be a lively center for soundContinue reading ““The Lamp of God””

“Faith on the Other Side”

The following sermon was preached at the 10:00am Rite II and 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist services on July 1, 2018, being the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, You have built Your Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ HimselfContinue reading ““Faith on the Other Side””