The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
July 10, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

July 10, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

July 12, 2022

"It is great to feel mercy and compassion, but we are called to act when someone’s in need."

On Sunday, the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope preached on the story of the Good Samaritan. Just like the anonymous stranger, we are called to live into an active faith. 

July 3, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

July 3, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

July 5, 2022

“The politics surrounding immigration in this country are deeply contested and complex, but the response required of us as Christians in the face of such a scenario is decidedly clear and simple. We are called to show hospitality, to offer food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, welcome to the stranger, clothing to the naked.”

The Rev. Patrick Keyser invites us to consider our call to mission and ministry as followers of Jesus. 

June 26, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

June 26, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

July 5, 2022

Dean Randy Hollerith preached on June 26, 2022.

June 19, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

June 19, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

June 20, 2022

“There are many throughout history, even when claiming to be followers of Jesus, that have tried to separate Jesus from liberty. They've used his name to put folk down instead of lifting folk up.”

Preaching on Juneteenth, the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. reminded us that although freedom has taken the scenic route in this nation, liberty cannot be separated from Jesus.

June 12, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Winnie Varghese

June 12, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Winnie Varghese

June 13, 2022

“If this kind of change frightens you, don't worry. Our fear is younger than wisdom in the timeline of creation.”

As we celebrated Trinity and Pride Sunday, the Rev. Winnie Varghese preached, telling us not to be afraid of the work we must do in our society. We have wisdom and God on our side.

June 5, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas

June 5, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas

June 7, 2022

“It is time to lead the way to a nation, a society where the violence of injustice and inequity, bigotry and hate, of guns and more guns, are no more.”

On Pentecost Sunday, the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas encouraged us to, “be the Church that was blown in by the spirit of Pentecost” as we do the messy work needed bring God’s kingdom to earth.

May 29, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

May 29, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

June 1, 2022

"Jesus wants us to know that we are all connected. We are all one in Christ. These deaths are our deaths. This grief is our grief. Like it or not, we are all in this together."

After a devastating week, Dean Randy Hollerith reminded us of our essential connection to our neighbors.

May 22, 2022: Sermon by Dr. Catherine Meeks

May 22, 2022: Sermon by Dr. Catherine Meeks

June 1, 2022

“Do you want to be well?”

It was a question asked to a sick man in the gospel, and it’s asked to us today in a larger context. Do we want to be healed? Do we want to see things in a new light? Dr. Catherine Meeks tells us that each time we make the decision to be healed, we in turn help the collective to become stronger.

May 15, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

May 15, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

May 16, 2022

“I believe to the core of my being that if you look for the light, you will see the light.”

On Sunday, the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope provided several examples of Cathedral community members who recently inspired her. The love they showed is “more powerful than hate or fear or anything that seeks to divide us.”

May 8, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

May 8, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

May 10, 2022

“The 23rd Psalm bears witness to the way the heart of Christ thirsts for every soul as if it were the only soul ever created.”

 

God’s love is not passive. God actively pursues us and, as the Rev. Canon Dana Corsello says, “God always takes the initiative with us.”

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