The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
October 18, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

October 18, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

October 19, 2020
“Have I really thought about who is first in my priority, who is at the center of my life and who is at the center of all of my joy?”
 
Sundays provide a chance to prepare ourselves for the week ahead. As Canon Missioner Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. said in his sermon yesterday, Sundays are also a time to ask ourselves what we can give to God.
October 11, 2020: Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

October 11, 2020: Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

October 13, 2020

“If it’s your turn, step up to the plate. Take the bull by the horns. Put a bell on that cat. In that moment you may feel alone, but you are not. The communion of saints is behind you. The people who love you surround you and the Spirit of the Lord is upon you because God has anointed you for this.”

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde preached on Sunday, reminding us that God has given us the confidence and strength to do more during these stressful times.

October 4, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

October 4, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

October 6, 2020

“We cannot preach that we are all made in the image of God and then muzzle ourselves when our civic leaders maneuver to secure white patriarchy, subjugate the black and brown vote, and obfuscate our nation’s history.”

Yesterday, Canon Vicar Dana Colley Corsello preached, stressing that we as Christians still have work and repentance to do.

September 27, 2020: Sermon by The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

September 27, 2020: Sermon by The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

September 28, 2020
“We cannot surround our love with barbed wire so that only those with the password can be its recipients. We are God’s people. It is God who chooses, not us.”
 
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, joined us to help celebrate the Cathedral’s 113th birthday.
September 20, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

September 20, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

September 21, 2020

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like…”

2020 may not look much like the Kingdom of Heaven, but we’ve survived challenging times before. Provost Jan Naylor Cope hopes that, “when generations after us look back, they will see how we met the moment – loving God and loving our neighbor.”

Sermon date: September 20, 2020

September 13, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

September 13, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

September 15, 2020

“God forgives you and me for every wrong we have ever done in life. God does so freely and extravagantly. But in return, God expects…that we do our very best to forgive others, not once, not twice, but endlessly.”

Dean Randy Hollerith preached on Sunday, reminding us that forgiveness takes time and effort. As hard as it may be, forgiveness allows us to recognize the humanity in ourselves and others.

Sermon date: September 13, 2020

September 6, 2020: Sermon by Marc H. Morial

September 6, 2020: Sermon by Marc H. Morial

September 8, 2020

“To say that America’s soul is diseased is not to criticize the mighty nation. It is to call the might nation…and say that we must account and that we must, in this generation, meet the challenges of these times.”

Marc Morial, President and CEO of National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, preached on Sunday about the pandemics of racism, economic inequality, COVID-19, and the fracturing of the American spirit.

August 30, 2020: Sermon by The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

August 30, 2020: Sermon by The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

September 1, 2020

"This is it. This is the touchstone, the foundation, the point of it all: Jesus loves you, unconditionally and completely. Jesus loves all whom you love; all whom you struggle to love; all whom you would name as your enemy or consider you one. Jesus loves and calls us to love."

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde preached on Sunday and asked, in these difficult times, how do we show love?

August 23, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

August 23, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

August 25, 2020

“Who do you say I am?”

There’s no escaping the question – who we say Jesus is matters, especially as we continue to confront institutionalized racism and the spread of COVID-19. In her sermon on Sunday, the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan explained that, “at some point, the question of who Jesus is becomes personal.”

Sermon date: August 23, 2020

August 16, 2020: Sermon by The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

August 16, 2020: Sermon by The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

August 18, 2020

The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., Cathedral Canon Missioner, reminded us that "faith is more of a verb than it is a noun" in yesterday's sermon. Hear his message about faith and action.

Sermon date: August 16, 2020

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