Second Sunday after Christmas – January 5, 2020 – Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 – Trinity, Winchester Paraphrasing Charles Dickens’s famous first line, it is fitting to say, “The wise men had left, to begin with.” Today’s Gospel tells us of the events following the departure of the Magi. This might seem odd seeing as how tomorrow is … Continue reading Second Sunday after Christmas
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2019 – Luke 2:1-20 – Trinity, Winchester Tonight, from the Gospel according to Luke, we hear the same familiar story that we hear each year on this night: the story of Jesus’ birth. The story of the Word made flesh is the story of God infiltrating humanity. The creator unites … Continue reading Christmas Eve
First Sunday after Christmas – December 30th, 2018 – Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 – Trinity Church, Winchester You can listen to this sermon by clicking here. Today is the sixth day of Christmas. You would likely know that, even if you weren’t an Episcopalian, because of the famous song that reminds us all. Not to … Continue reading Christmas has only just begun
The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord – December 24, 2018 – Luke 2:1-20 – Trinity Church, Winchester Last year a group from my home parish journeyed to the Holy Land to see many of the storied sites of the Bible: Jerusalem, Galilee, Nazareth, Jericho, and of course, Bethlehem. Bethlehem is one of the … Continue reading How far is it to Bethlehem?
December 25, 2016 - Luke 2:1-14 Thanks to the fine folks at my home parish, you can watch me preach this sermon here. The sermon starts at 7:30. Merry Christmas! And what a merry occasion it can be. The good news for us is, even in the silence we can experience it. Eh, maybe music would be nice, … Continue reading Experiencing The Joy