Be Doers of the Word

The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost James 1:17-27 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt, Honorary Associate Priest For the next five weeks the Epistle readings are from the Book of James, so today I want to introduce you to this Epistle, encourage you to read through the Book of James, and particularly speak about “doing the word of […]

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God’s Bread of Life is Jesus

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost John 6: 24-35 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt Honorary Associate Priest I think most people would agree that the very basic necessities for a human body to survive are water, food and shelter. These are the physical necessities for survival. And, because we have our mind, as a religious person I would […]

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Not At All What I Expected

Pentecost 6 Mark 6: 1- 13 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt I speak to you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Well”, I thought to myself, “This is not at all what I expected. Not at all”. I am sure you can relate to this expression. Whatever the circumstance, you had […]

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Planting Your Mustard Seed

Pentecost 3 Readings for Pentecost 3 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt I speak to you in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. First of all, I want to tell you something that confronts every preacher. And that of course is the scripture! Every Sunday we have three readings and the […]

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Our Deepest Desire

The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd) Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt Honorary Associate Priest As a faithful Christian, what is it that you desire from God the most? I think that we find some answers to this question in three of our scripture readings today. An answer from […]

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Drawing Closer to God

“Drawing Closer to God” February 28, 2021 Lent 2 Mark 8: 31-38 The Venerable Ralph Leavitt Honorary Associate Priest Good Morning. I speak to you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Here we are truly in the Lent season now. It is time to get serious with our […]

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Holy Disruption

Advent 1 The Rev’d Ralph Leavitt I want to start by saying what a joy it has been to become a member of Christ Church Cathedral, and thank you Dean Betrand for inviting me to preach today on Advent One. Happy New Year everyone! I speak to you in the name of the Father, the […]

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