Sermons

“Making Connections” – The Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain

As a general rule, I believe that those preachers who serve within a liturgical tradition guided by a lectionary should allow the seasons of the Church year and the proper assigned texts of the day to guide the basic content of their average sermon. That is, and again as a general rule, I neither believe […]

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The Third Sunday of Easter (B): April 19, 2015 by the Rev. Dr. Julia M. Gatta

The Easter gospels do more than proclaim that Jesus is risen from the dead; they also show us how the risen Lord is present with us.  He comes when his disciples are not expecting him.  They are unprepared and often unaware, at least at first, that Jesus is even there.  Although solidly corporeal, the Lord […]

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EASTER 2B 2015 sermon by the Rev. Dr. Robert Hughes, III

ALLELUIA: CHRIST IS RISEN! The story in the second half of our gospel reading is so familiar and powerful, and so appropriate for this second Sunday after Easter, that it is easy to jump to a sermon about Thomas.  I am sure we have all heard many sermons on this story. One of my favorites […]

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“Lent is a Time to get Real” by The Reverend Julia Gatta

March 1, 2015: Lent 2B                                                                St. Mary’s Convent, Sewanee “It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord […]

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Saturday After Ash Wednesday- The Rev. Patricia Marie Kellam

Isaiah 58:1-17; Matthew 9:10-17; Luke 5:29-39   “A Lenten Fast” Both in yesterday’s Old Testament lesson and the Gospel lesson and the Old Testament and the Gospel lesson for today that we find the reference to the practice of fasting.  The devout Jew understood this practice to indicate an act of penitence for sin and/or […]

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