Sermons

The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Matthew 1, given by the Rev. David Cobb

It is a concession perhaps to the constraints of the liturgy- if not to impatient ears- that this Gospel picks up after Matthew has made some major points.   His gospel begins with the genealogy, placing this story firmly in the larger story that began with Abraham- and the unlikely birth of Isaac, and  continued through […]

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Sermon for First Advent. St. Mary’s Convent, 2016, given by the Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan

It was more years ago than I care readily to admit, but I can still remember vividly the morning of my ordination to the diaconate.   Thirty of us had been in silent retreat over the weekend, and now, released from silence, we were chattering noisily if nervously over breakfast.  The archdeacon in charge of […]

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Advent III, given by Sr. Madeleine Mary, CSM

  All through this week I have been pondering how to speak about these lessons, given our present context. I don’t speak about my political leanings very much both because it would be “preaching to the choir” here, and because I think people ought to think for themselves and make their own decisions. But in […]

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The Second Sunday of Advent, given by the Rev. David Cobb

We are of course, right, to treat the word  “judgemental”  as a dark slur-  that is, if we are the ones making assessments- and if we are, as we are wont to do, making judgements on others based on discomfort with things that are simply contrary to our preferences or assumptions. We are right to […]

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 Sermon for First Advent.  St. Mary’s Convent, 2016. Given by the Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan

It was more years ago than I care readily to admit, but I can still remember vividly the morning of my ordination to the diaconate.   Thirty of us had been in silent retreat over the weekend, and now, released from silence, we were chattering noisily if nervously over breakfast.  The archdeacon in charge of […]

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