“Samuel D. Ferguson, George F. Bragg, and W.E.B. DuBois” (August 2, 2017: Wednesday after Pentecost VIII–Proper 12A)

The following sermon was preached at the weekly Healing Eucharist of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00pm. Gospel: Luke 18.1-8 “And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tellContinue reading ““Samuel D. Ferguson, George F. Bragg, and W.E.B. DuBois” (August 2, 2017: Wednesday after Pentecost VIII–Proper 12A)”

“Anamnesis” (April 13, 2017: Maundy Thursday)

The following sermon was preached on April 13, 2017, being Maundy Thursday, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Readings: Exodus 12.1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116.1, 10-17; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; John 13.1-17, 31b-35  Collect: Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before He suffered, instituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood:Continue reading ““Anamnesis” (April 13, 2017: Maundy Thursday)”

“Once Blind, Now Seeing” (March 26, 2017: The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare)

This sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 26, 2017, being the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare). Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore giveContinue reading ““Once Blind, Now Seeing” (March 26, 2017: The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare)”

“Hail Mary!” (March 25, 2017: The Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary)

This sermon was preached during the 2017 Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana Christian League of Episcopal Youth (CLEY) Conference Eucharist at the Chapel of the Holy Family at Camp Hardtner Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Pollack, Louisiana on March 25, 2017, being the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed VirginContinue reading ““Hail Mary!” (March 25, 2017: The Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary)”

“It’s the Talk of the Town” (March 19, 2017: The Third Sunday in Lent)

This sermon was preached at the 8:30am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm Eucharists at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 19, 2017, being the Third Sunday in Lent. Readings: Exodus 17.1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5.1-11; John 4.5-42 Collect: Almighty God, You know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardlyContinue reading ““It’s the Talk of the Town” (March 19, 2017: The Third Sunday in Lent)”

“I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)

The following sermon was preached on March 1, 2017, being Ash Wednesday, during the 2017 Ascension Episcopal School Mardi Gras Mission Trip at the Centro Diocesano Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, You hate nothing You have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent:Continue reading ““I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)”

“On Gesimas, the Transfiguration, and Grace” (February 26, 2017: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima)

This sermon was originally prepared to be preached at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday, February 26, 2017, being the Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima. As a result of human imperfection and misreading the clergy preaching rota, I ended up not preaching the sermon that follows. I offer itContinue reading ““On Gesimas, the Transfiguration, and Grace” (February 26, 2017: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima)”

“What’s It Gonna Be?” (February 12, 2017: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany–Septuagesima)

The following sermon was preached on February 12, 2017, being the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Septuagesima), at the 10:30am principal Eucharist at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Montevallo, Alabama. Collect: O God, the strength of all who put their trust in You: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good withoutContinue reading ““What’s It Gonna Be?” (February 12, 2017: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany–Septuagesima)”

“My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)

The following sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on December 21, 2016, being the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Everliving God, who strengthened Your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in Your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt toContinue reading ““My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)”

“Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)

This sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist on November 27, 2016, being the First Sunday of Advent, and the fourth anniversary of my ordination as a Priest, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon usContinue reading ““Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)”