holy cross sermon for the twenty-third sunday after pentecost, october 23, 2016

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen.  “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!’” In today’s Gospel lesson, the Savior gives us a picture of […]

holy cross sermon for the twentieth sunday after pentecost, october 2, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.  Today’s Gospel is rather stark and short. It begins with the Lord’s well-known teaching on faith “the size of a mustard seed.”  “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith […]

holy cross announcements for friday, september 30, 2016

Announcements: Sunday, October 2nd:  The Rector’s Study Group will be on hiatus until Sunday, October 9. On that day we will begin a several week discussion of the basics of Christian practice as outlined in the Bishop’s new guidelines for confirmation. Participation in this series is appropriate for all, and especially those who have not […]

holy cross sermon for holy cross day, september 18, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today we celebrate our “feast of title.” We are the Church of the Holy Cross, and today is the feast of the Holy Cross – the full name of which is the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast, […]

holy cross announcements for friday, september 9, 2016

Announcements: Sunday, September 11th: The Rector’s Study Group will continue to meet at 9:30 Sunday mornings for a six or seven week discussion of the virtues. All are welcome! Sunday, September 18th: we will celebrate our church’s feast of title: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I hope you will all be able to join this […]

holy cross announcements for friday, september 2, 2016

Announcements Sunday, September 4th: The Rector’s Study Group will continue to meet at 9:30 Sunday mornings for a six or seven week discussion of the virtues. All are welcome! The Mass propers will be sung by the Schola Cantorum Stella Solae under the direction of Mr. Brian Bentley. A “champagne brunch” will be served in the parish hall after […]

holy cross sermon for the eleventh sunday in pentecost, july 31, 2016

  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” In today’s Gospel reading, the Lord speaks of the futility and the danger that come from an attachment to […]

holy cross announcements for friday, april 1, 2016

Happy Easter! There will be a festal luncheon served in the parish hall after the Easter Sunday mass. All are welcome! There is no charge. There will be no weekday masses during Easter Week (March 28 – April 2). Low Sunday (April 3) is the first Sunday of the month. We look forward to welcoming […]

holy cross sermon for palm sunday, march 20, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. The best liturgical books say that a sermon “may” be preached at the principle mass of Palm Sunday. This is partly due to this liturgy’s being rather longer than usual. But its also because this liturgy – perhaps more […]

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