Excellent, thoughtful preaching is a hallmark of the Cathedral’s liturgical life.

We believe very strongly in the word of God as dynamic and engaging—a word meant to transform us in profound ways. Reading sermons, praying or meditating with them, sharing and talking about them can all be ways of deepening your faith.

The Cathedral’s preachers include its regular clergy and also lay people and occasional visitors. Here, you will find links to sermons preached throughout the liturgical year. You can read texts of sermons, listen to them, or do both at once.

 

Given to the World

a sermon on John 16:6-19 Saying good-bye is hard. Whether you’re the one leaving or the one being left, the anticipation of missing the ones we love makes us sad as we imagine our lives without them. But saying good-bye isn’t hard just because it’s sad – saying good-bye is hard because it’s a little […]

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You did not choose me, – said Jesus – but I chose you. Which is not often how we think of our faith.  We like to think that we choose whether or not we believe, whether or not we come to church.  ….  how we live our life.  Jesus said :  You did not choose […]

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The Eunuch’s Outrageous Response

HOMILY—3 May 2015—“That Outrageous Eunuch” In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God, now and forever.  Amen. We were often asked when we were studying at Dio which scripture stories best exemplified our personal sense of calling.  For me, there were two: the first was the Road to Emmaus from the end […]

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Resurrection Life

Sermon Easter 3   Luke 24:36b-48, Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Ps. 4 About 2 weeks ago in a Bible study session in the chapel in the prison where I serve as chaplain, we spent some time on the Easter gospel text from John which we heard last week.  As the conversation had drifted into speculation […]

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Do not doubt but believe

Do not doubt but believe. When you were very small you probably dressed up as doctors or nurses, as fire-officers or cartoon characters –my first school even had a dressing up corner at where we could play at being teachers and homemakers and all the rest. Even the youngest children learn by watching and copying […]

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The Resurrection Does Matter

HOMILY—Easter 2015—The Resurrection Does Matter          Alleluia! Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia! Several years ago, when I first began teaching at university, I was assigned several sections of a course called the Psychology of Religion. For those of you who may wonder what that’s about—as I did at first—the Psychology of […]

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We are here to remember

Sermon for Good Friday A couple of hours ago, I and the children of the Cathedral Sunday school told the story of Jesus’ last days in a modified way of the cross service. At each station, we used a refrain: Why are we here? We are here to remember. We are here to remember this […]

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Stepping into God’s time

Sermon for Maundy Thursday We are about to do something really awkward. Really, really awkward. We are about to bare our feet to one another – feet that haven’t seen sun for months and months and months…and months. Feet with callouses and blisters and bunions. Feet with in-grown toe-nails. Tired feet. Ticklish feet. Sore feet. […]

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