“Take Up Your Cross”

By guest preacher the Rev. Brandt Montgomery, Associate Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, La. The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 19(B) September 16, 2018 Mark 8.27-38 “[Jesus] said unto them, ‘Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny...
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Proper 17, September 2, 2018

By the Rev. Canon Jeremy M. Haselock, chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17(B) September 2, 2018 Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
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Proper 9B – July 8, 2018

By the Rev’d Andrew C. Mead, rector emeritus of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, NYC Proper 9B 2018 St John’s Newport RI Texts: Ezekiel 2:1-5; St. Mark 6:1-13 In the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.  Amen. Our first lesson from the great prophet...
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Preparing for Death

The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey “Preparing for Death” Year B, 1 Advent (RCL) The Zabriskie Memorial Church 3 December 2017 Mark 13:24-37 “[K]eep awake–for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn…” It’s Advent...
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Justice & Gun Violence

The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey “Justice & Gun Violence” Year A, Proper 27, 23 Pentecost Zabriskie Memorial Church 12 November 2017 Amos 5:24 “Let justice roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Although I was named after that great prophet, Nathan, I have...
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On the Saints

The Rev’d. N.J.A. Humphrey St. John’s & St. George’s Chapel All Saints Day, Year A 1 & 2 November 2017 Catechetical Homily Unlike my wife, I did not grow up in the Episcopal Church, so I came in contact with many of its traditions as a young adult. One of these traditions...
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Hi, Neighbor!

Fr. Martin C. Yost Proper 25 Year A October 29, 2017 In today’s Gospel once again we see Jesus in controversy with the Pharisees. This time it is not a highly charged political question like paying taxes to Caesar, but a question concerning the Torah, the Jewish religious...
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Render Unto God

The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey Zabriskie Memorial Church Year A, Proper 24, 20 Pentecost Matthew 22:15-22 22 October 2017 Imagine the tension around Jesus in the Temple when the crowd heard the Pharisees’ disciples ask him, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” Part of what...
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Proper 22, Year A

By the Rev. Martin Yost The image of a vineyard used by Jesus in telling the parable in today’s gospel would certainly have been familiar to his hearers. They would know the layout, the hedges, the towers, the arrangement with the husbandmen, in ways that we might not in our own...
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