Labyrinth echos

Of Labyrinths and Lawns

I feel like my sabbatical has begun in earnest now. The first few weeks were dedicated to a series of errands and tasks around the Rectory. Then there was a conference in Atlanta and a family wedding in Rhode Island I had the privilege to officiate. A short time ago, I arrived in Cochecton, NY where the remainder of my sabbatical will take place. Read more

Getting ready for my second Sabbatical

Six years ago I went on my first Sabbatical. I traveled from South Africa to England to different parts of Europe visiting sacred sites, Cathedrals, Monasteries, the Taizé Community and many other places. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip and chronicled in my previous blog, Aelred’s Garden. Read more
Diane Sammons in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, February 2012.

Sermon: Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Good Morning. It is a privilege and an honor to be invited by the Absalom Jones Committee for Black History and Culture to speak to you today and offer some thoughts about the Voting Rights Act. Read more
Ulysses Dietz

Sermon: Thoughts on Marriage in the wake of 10/21 (with video)

“For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) What does marriage mean? (Why does my opinion matter?) Read more

Sermon: All Saints

It was a pleasure to see the Trick or Treaters this year. It’s always fun to see the costumes and listen to the good natured shrieks as they go from house to house trying to scare each other and anyone else they can. But this year wasn’t marred by a ferocious Hurricane or any other storm that prevented this ghoulish holiday fun. Read more

Sermon: The Great Why

Now, O Lord, take my lips and speak through them; take our minds and think through them; take our hearts and set them on fire with love for Yourself, Lord Jesus. Amen. Anyone who has witnessed the ‘great inquisition’ of a toddler can easily recall (or worse, may be currently experiencing) the great WHY. Read more
Paul Shackford

Sermon: Stewardship and Signs of God's Grace

Last month I was asked to lead a service of Morning Prayer at my parish, St. Andrew’s in Harrington Park. For my homily I decided I would talk about Signs of God’s Grace. And so I asked those in the pews that day, “Where have you seen a sign of God’s grace in the past few days?” Read more

Stewardship Kick-Off Sermon: What St. George's Means to Me

Money is not a four-letter word. And we are here today to talk about our relationship to that word, money. This Sunday is our kick-off for the stewardship campaign to support the church’s budget in 2013. Read more

Sermon: David and Absalom

The lesson from Samuel this week continues the David stories that we've had for several weeks. This one, however, takes place many years after the segments from the past few weeks. Read more
Brother Josias Morobi, OHC

Sermon: Juneteenth

Guest preacher Brother Josias Morobi, OHC is from Mariya uMama WeThemba Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa. Read more