R.B.G. and Nino–A Lesson in Friendship

The following homily was preached on September 23, 2020, being Wednesday after the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, at the Daily Chapel service at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. Reading: Psalm 119:105-108 Collect of the Day: Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, whileContinue reading “R.B.G. and Nino–A Lesson in Friendship”

“A Homily for the Feast of Philander Chase”

The following homily was preached on September 22, 2020, being the Feast of Philander Chase, at the Daily Chapel service at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. Reading: Luke 3:15-22 Collect of the Day: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the pioneer and perfecter of our faith: We give you heartfelt thanks for theContinue reading ““A Homily for the Feast of Philander Chase””

“God Love You. I Know I Do.” (A Sermon in Memory of Melinda Waller Mangham)

The following sermon was preached on May 3, 2020, being the Fourth Sunday of Easter, at the 11:00am Rite II Private Eucharist at Saint James Chapel at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Readings: Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10 Collect of the Day: O God, whose Son Jesus is the goodContinue reading ““God Love You. I Know I Do.” (A Sermon in Memory of Melinda Waller Mangham)”

“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””