The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
June 13, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

June 13, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

June 14, 2021

"Can you hear me now?"

As we reemerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. reminded us yesterday that we cannot return to a new normal. We need to hear God’s call and put in the work to help create a world full of love.

June 6, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

June 6, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

June 7, 2021

“We have to deal with the sin that is so much a part of our human fabric.”

The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope reminded us yesterday that in order to be repairers of the breach and help heal the soul of the nation, we first need to understand what is broken and how it came to be.

May 30, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

May 30, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

June 1, 2021

“Faith is more than belief. It is more than the quest for the right ideas about God. Faith means inviting Jesus Christ into your life. It means falling on your knees and asking Christ to draw closer to you than you are to yourself.”

Dean Randy Hollerith preached on Sunday and discussed Nicodemus, who, like many of us, had trouble turning his spiritual curiosity into a religious faith.

May 23, 2021: Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

May 23, 2021: Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

May 24, 2021
“Love is ecumenical. Love is interfaith. Love is bipartisan. Love is multiethnic. Love embraces and includes us all.”
 
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry celebrated Pentecost Sunday with us yesterday, reminding us that Pentecost is an extension of the incarnation, and a revolution of the Spirit and love.
May 16, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

May 16, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

May 18, 2021

“There’s power in prayer.”

A simple message, but one that we often need to be reminded of. The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. preached yesterday, emphasizing the importance of putting prayer into action.

May 9, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

May 9, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

May 17, 2021

“This is not love as an emotion. It isn’t the command to feel a certain way. It is love as action, as concern, as care for each relationship and the well-being of each person.”

Jesus’ ministry was not about moral purity. As Dean Hollerith reminded us in his sermon yesterday, to love as Jesus loved, we need to do more than hold kind feelings for others.

May 2, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

May 2, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

May 3, 2021

“We are born from love into love, not from sin and shame.”

Canon Vicar Dana Colley Corsello reminded us yesterday that love is at the core of who we are. Even if it’s scary or imperfect, as children of God, we are called to love.

April 25, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

April 25, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

April 26, 2021
“As people of faith seeking to follow Jesus, it is a call to lay down our lives for one another. To allow what needs to be given up to be given up, so that new life can emerge in ourselves and in this country, so that children are no longer killed, so that children no longer have to be forced to grow up with no parent, so that Black and Brown bodies are no longer killed by the police.”
 
The Rev. Patrick Keyser preached yesterday on what it means to be a good shepherd. How are you laying down your life for others?
April 18, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

April 18, 2021: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

April 19, 2021

“Resurrection is real. It can happen for all of us, not once, but over and over. Not only after we die, but in this life as well.”

Dean Randy Hollerith preached on the resurrection yesterday. Resurrection isn’t a sign of spiritual purity. It’s coupled with our pain and our wounds. Even our brokenness has a place in the resurrected life.

April 11, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

April 11, 2021: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

April 19, 2021

Provost Jan Naylor Cope preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on April 11, 2021, the Second Sunday of Easter.

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