Holy Week & Easter at St. Paul's

Sermons

Sermons

Suffering and Victory

April 14, 2019

There he is. Right there.  Certainly, this man was innocent. Then what is he doing there? Whycouldn’t he save himself? Why wouldn’t he reject all the taunting and ridicule and…


“And they all lived happily ever after”

March 31, 2019

“And they all lived happily ever after.” A fairy tale ending is so satisfying - everybody gets what they deserve: good people are rewarded, mean people are punished or (occasionally)…


Homily for the Requiem Mass of Brother Basil

March 16, 2019

Bishop Bill Franklin, of the Diocese of Western New York, and the Bishop Visitor of the Companions of St. Luke, send you greetings. He wished that he could be here…


Jerusalem or bust

March 17, 2019

Jesus is on a mission. Blues Brothers fans will not need to think twice about what kind of mission this is: he’s on a mission from God. He’s on a…


“The Look of Her Persona was Altered”

March 3, 2019

Faces. Veiled faces and unveiled faces. That’s the image threaded through all three of our scripture readings that claims me this evening (Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36). The…


“Blessed Are Who?”

February 17, 2019

“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” So begins the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus and his Beatitudes. But that’s not how I…


Slaying the demon of unworthiness

February 10, 2019

Peter is a little freaked out by the miraculous catch of fish. It is suddenly clear to him, weighed down by crazy-heavy nets on the shores of the Lake of…


Becoming Pickled

January 27, 2019

For most of us, conversion is slow and subtle. This is as much true for whole communities as it is for individuals. Maybe more so. One of my favorite ways…


Remarks for Shared Homily

January 20, 2019

"Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee” (John 2:1-11). The first of his signs. There are other signs to come across the gospel of John.…


Grace upon grace

January 20, 2019

One of the stops we made early on in our pilgrimage was in the village of Cana, at the church built on top of the church built on top of…