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Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, High Altar

Sung by the Choir of Christ Church, Greenwich, CT, Mr. Jamie Hitel, Director. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Solemn Eucharist
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, High Altar

Sung by the Choir of St. John’s in the Village, Baltimore, MD, Mr. Thomas Hetrick, Director. Sermon by Mother Turner.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, High Altar

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, High Altar

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Moretz.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 AM

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Ian Keatley, Director. Sermon by Fr Moretz.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 AM, High Altar

Sung by The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK, Ms. Sarah MacDonald, Director. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Choral Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Bennett.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Third Sunday After Pentecost
Festal Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Solemn Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by The Choir of Christ Church, Bronxville, NY, Mr. Philip Stopford, Director. Sermon by Fr Spencer.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday fittingly comes one week after the Day of Pentecost, which marked the arrival of the Holy Spirit, who, in the words of the Nicene Creed, "proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified..."

It is actually the Athanasian Creed, not the Nicene Creed or the Apostles' Creed, which most aggressively affirms the nature of the Trinity. We never say the Athanasian Creed in church, but yet it can be found in the 1979 Prayer Book on page 864 in the historical documents section. Here is the portion pertaining to the nature of the Trinity:

And the Catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one, the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost.

The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, and the Holy Ghost uncreate.
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal.

And yet they are not three eternals, but one eternal. As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated, but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods, but one God.

So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords, but one Lord. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by himself to be both God and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion, to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.

So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is afore, or after other; none is greater, or less than another; but the whole three Persons are co-eternal together and co-equal. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshipped.

He therefore that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity.

If you struggle with this doctrine, you're not alone: it took the Church several centuries to clarify its teaching on the nature of the Trinity. These sermons may be of help also:

The Athanasian Creed (2010) by Fr Mead
Love is All You Need (2009) by Fr Mead
The Strong Name of the Trinity (2008) by Fr Mead
The Trinity: The God of Jesus (2007) by Fr Mead
The Trinity is Our Story (2005) by Fr Austin
Three Persons in One God (2003) by Fr Mead
The Holy Trinity (2002) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of thy Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see thee in thy one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Festal Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by The Choir of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Alan Lewis, Director. Sermon by Bp. Andrew St. John.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

Today we mark the arrival of the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Comforter, an arrival which (2,000 years ago) transformed fearful and self-conscious men and women into fearless and selfless evangelists for Christ. Pentecost is, in many ways, the birthday of the Church. But it is not merely that. It is the acknowledgement and celebration of the on-going action of God in our lives, through the Spirit. To gain a richer understanding, consider these sermons: I Believe in the Holy Ghost (2011) by Fr Daniels A Sermon for the Day of Pentecost (2010) by John Polkinghorne The Holy Spirit Gives us a Future (2010) by Fr Austin From Pentecost to Pop Hale to Fifth Avenue (2009) by Fr Mead Three Points about Pentecost (2008) by Fr Mead Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Freedom (2006) by Fr Austin

Collect:

Almighty God, who on this day didst open the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of thy Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Solemn Eucharist
11:00 AM

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Today is Leaving Sunday. The Choir of Men and Boys will return in September 2019. Sermon by Fr Turner.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ascension Day

Ascension Day

As you contemplate the ascension, consider these sermons:
He Ascended into Heaven (2011) by Fr Spurlock
Ascension Day Greetings (2010) by Fr Mead
A Presence within an Absence (2008) by Fr Austin
The Ascension, the Church, and the World (2006) by Fr Austin
The Ascension: Christ Fills All Things (2002) by Fr Mead

Collect:

O Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abideth with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Solemn Eucharist
5:30 PM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Festal Evensong
5:30 PM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday Of Easter

The Sixth Sunday Of Easter

The Sixth Sunday of Easter is often called Rogation Sunday, as it precedes the three rogation days that always fall on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Day. You'll notice hints of prepartion for the rogation days in the morning services today, when at times there is an emphasis on God our creator and provider. For example, pay attention to the words of the psalm and the hymns. See also the words of the collect, which, through petition and gratitude, approaches God as the provider of all things.

Among the sermons in the archive that can help you understand God as creator and provider, consider these:

The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth (2011) by Fr Spurlock
On Providence (2010) by Fr Austin
Bread and Life, Freedom and Friendship (2009) by Fr Austin
All Ours as Gift (2008) by Fr Austin
Food in the Wilderness (2003) by Fr Mead

Collect:

O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards thee, that we, loving thee in all things and above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sung Eucharist
9:00 AM

This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. The music is sung by the congregation and incense is used. For the 9am service only, worshipers are invited to sit in the choir stalls behind the choir in the chancel, or (as always) in the pews below […]

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Choral Evensong
5:30 PM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Choral Evensong
5:30 PM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Choral Evensong
5:30 PM

Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Choral Evensong
5:30 PM

Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday Of Easter

The Fifth Sunday Of Easter

The Gospel appointed for the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter is John 14:1-14, in which Jesus tells his disciples, "In my house are many mansions..I am the way, the truth and the life." As you try to contemplate the meaning of this alongside the disciples, consider these sermons: Reservations in the Father's House (2011) by Fr Mead Is Jesus the Only Way? (2010) by Fr Austin A Presence within an Absence (2008) by Fr Austin Pope Benedict and Jesus (2008) by Fr Mead Freedom from Fear (2005) by Fr Mead With God, at Rest and not at Rest (2005) by Fr Austin Religion: Vertical and Horizonton (2002) by Fr Mead +++ At the morning services on this Fifth Sunday of Easter, we have John's Gospel in which Christ describes himself as the true vine: "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." Consider reading these past sermons for some help in understanding this lesson: Christ the Vine (2008) by Fr Mead The True Grapevine (2005) by Fr Mead A Sermon for Confirmation (2002) by Bishop Sisk

Collect:

O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sung Eucharist
9:00 AM

This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. The music is sung by the congregation and incense is used. For the 9am service only, worshipers are invited to sit in the choir stalls behind the choir in the chancel, or (as always) in the pews below […]

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