The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
December 13, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

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

December 15, 2020

During advent, we may see the cute, cuddly baby Jesus that adorns our crèches and be tempted to forget who that baby grew up to be – a man who demanded justice and cared for the outcast.

Dean Randy Hollerith reminds us that “the real function of advent is the preparation for the radical entry of God into human history and the creation of something new.”

December 6, 2020: Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

December 6, 2020: Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

December 9, 2020

It’s no secret that the past nine months have been stressful. It’s been a year of juggling responsibilities to ourselves, to our loved ones, and to our work. So often, we worry that we aren’t doing enough. Yesterday, Bishop Mariann invited us to take a step back, let that worry go, and instead focus on love.

“Intentional efforts of love, however small, what they do inside is expand our capacity to love. And so the love that we offer, no matter where, no matter how small, has a way of multiplying.”

November 29, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Adam Hamilton

November 29, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Adam Hamilton

December 9, 2020

Yesterday, on the First Sunday of Advent, we welcomed guest preacher, the Rev. Adam Hamilton from Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

As we're preparing for the arrival of Christ, Rev. Hamilton reminded us that "this whole month is about yearning and longing and remembering, so that we can rightly celebrate, and we can really fully remember, the significance of Christmas."

November 22, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas

November 22, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas

December 9, 2020

“Whatever you did to the least of these, you did to me.”

Canon Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas preached at the Cathedral on Christ the King Sunday, inviting us to affirm the personhood of others, “for it was the case that Jesus saw himself in the face of the weak and the vulnerable, of those on the underside of injustice. It was personal for him. And as it was for him, it is to be for us the way to go.”

November 15, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

November 15, 2020: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

November 17, 2020
“We have not been entrusted with the gospel of Jesus Christ to treat it as a personal treasure, to place on a shelf for our own comfort. No, now is not the time to deny the power of the gospel.”
 
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan preached on Sunday, encouraging us to discern how our lives are connected with God and one another. How will you use God’s gifts to help the vulnerable, fight for justice and build God’s kingdom?
November 8, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

November 8, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

November 17, 2020
"While we are supposed to disagree in this democracy, while we are supposed to argue our competing ideas, we are not supposed to hate one another. That is not the way. Hate is not the way."
 
After a long week Dean Randy Hollerith preached on caring for one another, the work we have ahead and the political implications of the gospel.
November 1, 2020: Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

November 1, 2020: Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

November 17, 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on All Saints' Sunday.

October 25, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

October 25, 2020: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

October 27, 2020

“I sought my soul, but my soul, I could not see. I sought my God, but my God alluded me. I sought my neighbor and found all three.”

Quoting William Blake, Dean Randy Hollerith reminded us on Sunday that in the midst of this pandemic and the upcoming election, our fundamental task as Christians is to love God and love our neighbor.

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.

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