Ascension Episcopal School
“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 sound… Continue reading
“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
“Chandler the Reverse Theologian” (September 14, 2016: Holy Cross Day)
The full text of the sermon below was preached at the Wednesday 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on September 14, 2016, being the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. An abridged version was preached earlier that day at the bi-weekly campus Eucharist at the Sugar Mill Pond… Continue reading
“Known and Unknown” (February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday)
This sermon was preached on February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday, during the Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus 2016 Mission Trip at the Chapel of Casa Christo Redenter in Aguas Buenos, Puerto Rico. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and… Continue reading
“Boasting In the Cross of Christ” (September 13, 2015; The Installation of Paul M. Quick as Head of Ascension Episcopal School, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)
“May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Galatians 6.14 In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. During the course of my final year at my previous parish in Tuscaloosa, a couple of my campus ministry students and I took… Continue reading
“Time Is of the Essence” (January 7, 2014; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)
For the Spring 2015 semester, during daily chapels at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana, there will be a special sermon series on the Gospel According to Saint Mark. Below is the first of the several sermons i have been assigned to preach as part of the series. “And a… 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.