Monthly Archives: May 2011

Backdated: Ascension (again)

As promised, here is the next installment in a three-week/three-year sweep of Ascension sermons. This one was preached on May 12th, 2010, the Eve of the Ascension, at the Choral Evensong of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH, using the Year C … Continue reading

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Backdated: Ascension stories

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and it’s getting busier, so while I still can, I’m dipping into the archives again. This week’s homily time travels from Evensong at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, on the Eve of the Ascension 2009, … Continue reading

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A Sighting

Yesterday, rounding the corner, I saw my brother standing on the sidewalk, dressed as ever in his soft gray t-shirt and rough, sloppy jeans, his scarred, shaven head bruised with stubble, sucking in cigarette smoke with the sharp, spring air, his cheeks drawn … Continue reading

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Backdated: Easter for the lost and the lonely

This was the post I had intended to use today, you know, before today happened. This sermon was preached on “Low Sunday” last year, April 11th 2010, at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, Ohio: Do you remember this story?  A … Continue reading

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Victory trembles

  Someone whispers, Peace. Triumph and fear shout aloud. Victory trembles.

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