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Sermon Archive

Sermons are more than speeches. They are that element in the service that helps people connect their daily lives with, and make meaning of, their continuing relationship with the God about whom they have heard in Scripture. Sermons then point people towards the culmination of the liturgy, the consecration and reception of the sacrament in which a they take God’s presence into their bodies and out into the world. Each sermon addresses an occasion. Each reflects the preacher’s concerns and those of the community on a particular day and in a particular place. In this way a sermon is really more of an event than simply a text. You will also find here occasional Pastoral Letters and Reflections that the Rector has shared with the parish.

Please feel welcome to look through our sermon archive. Please also feel welcome, when you are in the neighborhood, to come and experience one in person!

 

 

2014-2015

June 21, 2015 (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Towner)

June 4, 2015 (The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Corpus Christi) (Fr Blume)

May 31, 2015 (Trinity Sunday) (Fr Towner)

May 24, 2015 (Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

May 2, 2015 (At the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection for Carolina “Camilia” Mickey) (Fr Blume)

April 12, 2015 (The Second Sunday of Easter) (Fr Towner)

April 5, 2015 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) (Fr Blume)

April 3, 2015 (Good Friday) (Fr Blume)

April 2, 2015 (Maundy Thursday) (Fr Blume)

March 29, 2015 (Palm Sunday) (Fr Blume)

March 8, 2015 (The Third Sunday in Lent) (Fr Towner)

February 22, 2015 (The First Sunday in Lent) (Fr Towner)

February 1, 2015 (The Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany) (Fr Towner)

January 18, 2015 (The Confession of Peter) (Fr Blume)

January 11, 2015 (The First Sunday of the Epiphany) (Fr Towner)

January 4, 2015 (The Second Sunday of Christmas) (Fr Blume)

December 25, 2014 (The Incarnation of Our Lord: Christmas Day) (Fr Towner)

December 24, 2014 (The Eve of the Incarnation of Our Lord: Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 21, 2014 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent) (Fr Towner)

December 7, 2014 (The Second Sunday of Advent B) (Fr Blume)

November 23, 2014 (The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King) (Fr. Blume)

November 9, 2014 (The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Towner)

October 12, 2014 (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Towner)

September 14, 2014 (Holy Cross Day) (Fr Towner)

 

2013-2014

August 31, 2014 (The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Towner)

August 6, 2014 (The Transfiguration of Our Lord) (Fr Towner)

July 27, 2014 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12a)) (Fr Towner)

June 29, 2014 (Saint Peter and Saint Paul) (Fr Towner)

June 22, 2014 (The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7a)) (Fr Towner)

May 29, 2014 (Ascension Day) (Fr Towner)

April 20, 2014 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) (Fr Blume)

April 13, 2014 (Palm Sunday) (Fr Towner)

April 6, 2014 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

March 23, 2014 (The Third Sunday in Lent) (Fr Towner)

March 5, 2014 (Ash Wednesday) (Fr Blume)

March 1, 2014 (At the Institution of the Rev’d Rebecca A. Barnes as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Inwood) (Fr Blume)

December 25, 2013 (The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day) (Fr Towner)

December 24, 2013 (The Eve of the Incarnation of Our Lord: Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 15, 2013 (The Third Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

December 1, 2013 (The First Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

November 24, 2013 (The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King) (Fr Blume)

November 10, 2013 (The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 27, 2013 (The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 13, 2013 (The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 22, 2013 (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 8, 2013 (The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary) (Fr Blume)

September 1, 2013 (The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 11, 2013 (The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

 

2012-2013

September 1, 2013 (The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 11, 2013 (The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

July 7, 2013 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

May 30, 2013 (The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Corpus Christi) (Fr Blume)

May 12, 2013 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter: the Sunday after Ascension Day) (Fr Blume)

May 5, 2013 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday) (The Rev’d Dr Towner)

April 28, 2013 (The Fifth Sunday of Easter) (Fr Blume)

April 21, 2013 (The Fourth Sunday of Easter) (Fr Blume)

April 14, 2013 (The Third Sunday of Easter) (The Rev’d Dr Towner)

March 31, 2013 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) (Fr Blume)

March 17, 2013 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent) (The Rev’d Dr Towner)

March 10, 2013 (The Fourth Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

February 17, 2013 (The First Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

February 13, 2013 (Ash Wednesday) (Dr Towner)

February 10, 2013 (The Last Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume)

January 27, 2013 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume)

January 13, 2013 (The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord) (Fr Blume)

December 25, 2012 (The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day) (Fr Blume)

December 24, 2012 (The Eve of the Incarnation of Our Lord: Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 16, 2012 (The Third Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

 

2011-2012

February 19, 2012 (The Last Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue) Listen to the webcast here.

February 12, 2012 (The Feast of the Dedication) (Fr Blume)

January 29, 2012 (The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume)

January 22, 2012 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume)

December 24, 2011 (The Eve of the Incarnation of Our Lord: Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 25, 2011 (The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day) (Fr Blume)

December 4, 2011 (The Second Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

November 27, 2011 (The First Sunday of Advent) (Dr Towner)

November 20, 2011 (The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

November 13, 2011 (The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

November 6, 2011 (The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints) (Fr Blume)

October 30, 2011 (The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 23, 2011 (Saint Ignatius of Antioch: The Patronal Feast) (Fr Blume)

October 9, 2011 (The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 25, 2011 (The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 18, 2011 (The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Dr Towner)

September 11, 2011 (The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

 

2010-2011

August 14, 2011 (The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 7, 2011 (The Feast of the Transfiguration (tr.)) (Fr Blume)

July 31, 2011 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost) (Dr Towner)

June 19, 2011 (Trinity Sunday) (Fr Blume)

May 29, 2011 (The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Rogation Sunday) (Fr Blume)

April 24, 2011 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) (Fr Blume)

March 13, 2011 (The First Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

January 30, 2011 (The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany) (Fr Blume)

December 24, 2010 (The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

November 21, 2010 (The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King) (Fr Blume)

November 14, 2010 (The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost) (Ms Barnes)

November 7, 2010 (The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints) (Fr Blume)

October 31, 2010 (The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 24, 2010 (The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 10, 2010 (The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost) (Ms Barnes)

September 29, 2010 (Michaelmas) (Fr Blume)

September 26, 2010 (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 12, 2010 (The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost) Fr Blume

 

2009-2010

August 8, 2010 (The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost) Fr Blume

August 6, 2010 (The Transfiguration of Our Lord) Fr Blume

July 4, 2010 (Independence Day) Fr Blume

May 30, 2010 (Trinity Sunday) Fr Blume

May 23, 2010 (Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost) Fr Blume

May 16, 2010 (The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day) Fr Blume

April 4, 2010 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) Fr Blume

February 7, 2010 (The Feast of Dedication) Fr Blume

January 24, 2010 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany) Fr Blume

January 17, 2010 (The Second Sunday after the Epiphany) Deacon Kahn

December 24, 2009 (Christmas Eve) Fr Blume

December 20, 2009 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

December 17, 2009 (At the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection for Donald Craig McCall) (Fr Blume)

December 6, 2009 (The Second Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

November 22, 2009 (The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King) (Fr Blume)

October 26, 2009 (The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 18, 2009 (Saint Ignatius of Antioch: The Patronal Feast) (Deacon Kahn)

October 4, 2009 (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 21, 2009: The Rector’s Pastoral Letter to the Parish as We Approach Flu Season

September 13, 2009 (The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 6, 2009 (The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

 

2008-2009

August 30, 2009 (The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 23, 2009 (The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 16, 2009 (Saint Mary the Virgin) (Fr Blume)

August 9, 2009 (The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 2, 2009 (The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

July 12, 2009 (The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

June 7, 2009 (Trinity Sunday) (Fr Blume)

May 3, 2009 (The Fourth Sunday of Easter) (Ms Witt)

April 26, 2009 (The Third Sunday of Easter) (Fr Blume)

April 12, 2009 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) (Fr Blume)

March 29, 2009 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

March 22, 2009 (The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare) (RoseSunday/Mothering Sunday) (Fr Blume)

March 8, 2009 (The Second Sunday in Lent) (Fr Blume)

March 1, 2009 (The First Sunday in Lent) (Deacon Kahn)

February 25, 2009 (Ash Wednesday) (Fr Harding)

February 15, 2009 (The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany) (Ms Witt)

February 8, 2009 (The Feast of the Dedication) (Fr Blume)

January 25, 2009 (The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle) (Fr Blume)

January 18, 2009 (The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle) (Fr Blume)

December 28, 2008 (The First Sunday after Christmas) (Fr Blume)

December 25, 2008 (The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day) (Fr Blume)

December 24, 2008 (Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 7, 2008 (The Second Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

November 30, 2008 (The First Sunday of Advent) (The Rev’d Canon Andrew McGowan)

November 16, 2008 (The Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

November 9, 2008 (The Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

November 2, 2008 (The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints) (Fr Blume)

October 26, 2008 (The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost) (Ms Witt)

October 19, 2008 (Saint Ignatius of Antioch: The Patronal Feast) (Fr Blume)

October 12, 2008 (The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost) (Deacon Kahn)

October 11, 2008: Pastoral Letter from the Rector on the Current Economic Crisis

October 5, 2008 (The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

September 21, 2008 (The Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle) (Fr Blume)

September 7, 2008 (The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Fr Blume)

 

2007-2008

August 31, 2008 (The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 17, 2008 (The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

August 15, 2008 (The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin) (Fr Blume)

August 6, 2008 (The Feast of the Transfiguration) (Fr Blume)

July 27, 2008 (The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

July 13, 2008 (The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

July 6, 2008 (The Eigth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Harding)

June 29, 2008 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

March 21, 2008 (Good Friday) (Mother Swain)

February 17, 2008 (The Second Sunday in Lent) (Mother Swain)

January 6, 2008 (The Epiphany of Our Lord) (Fr Blume)

December 30, 2007 (The First Sunday after Christmas) (Fr Harding)

December 25, 2007 (The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day) (Mother Swain)

December 24, 2007 (Christmas Eve) (Fr Blume)

December 23, 2007 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

December 2, 2007 (The First Sunday of Advent) (Fr Blume)

November 18, 2007 (The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost) (Mother Swain)

November 11, 2007 (The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

November 4, 2007 (The Sunday within the Octave of All Saints) (Fr Blume)

November 1, 2007 (The Feast of All Saints) (Mother Swain)

October 28, 2007 (The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)

October 21, 2007 (The Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch) (Fr Blume)

September 30, 2007 (The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) (Fr Blume)
Our Rector’s last sermon at the Church of the Advent, Boston