The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
March 13, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

March 13, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Patrick Keyser

March 15, 2022
"If we are willing to follow Jesus and engage with the struggles of our own lives, we too will find moments of transformation for ourselves and for our world."
 
As the Rev. Patrick Keyser reminded us on Sunday, Lent is a time to take stock of our lives, contend with sin and reorient ourselves toward's God's loving embrace.
March 6, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

March 6, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

March 8, 2022

“Even when we feel trapped by that wilderness, our Lord is ever there, watching and waiting and working to redeem that which we think is irredeemable.”

Do you journal? Dean Randy Hollerith shared his experience journaling and reflecting on the difficult times in his life. He found that even in his darkest times, he could look back and see God’s presence.

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February 27, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

February 27, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

March 3, 2022

"As we sit in the safety of the sanctuary and you listen from the sanctuaries of your own home, may we hope and dream for the people around the world who are shrouded in war, poverty and oppression."

On Transfiguration Sunday, Canon Vicar Dana Corsello called on us to live into our baptismal vows.

February 20, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd

February 20, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd

March 3, 2022

"Today we gather to celebrate HBCU Sunday, and articulate their importance, advocate their relevance, confirm their resilience, validate their value, cite their contributions individually and collectively and substantiate their significance." 

We were thrilled to have the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd preach on HBCU Sunday!

February 13, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

February 13, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

February 14, 2022

"If we look for the light, we will see the light."

The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope preached about drawing strength from the inspirations around you and from the light that came into the world to shatter the darkness.

February 6, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

February 6, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

February 14, 2022

"What are we becoming? We are asking this question not only of ourselves, but also of our families, our communities, our nation, and - dare I say - the world."

As the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. reminds us, something powerful happens when we invite Jesus to occupy the center of our lives. Like Simon (later, the apostle Peter) and the fishermen at Gennesaret, we are called to follow Jesus from shallow waters into the deep and have faith that we, too, can become all that we were created to be.

January 30, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 30, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 31, 2022

"The question is, can we accept God’s love for us, and thereby in turn, love ourselves?"

Being broken and being loved are not mutually exclusive. As Dean Hollerith reminds us, the Bible is filled with stories of love for the broken, the flawed, and the sick. #NationalCathedral #SundaySermon

January 23, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

January 23, 2022: Sermon by the Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

January 24, 2022

"Jesus comes to us today here and now. He is not lost in our past or hidden in an unknown future."

Jesus's message is the same today as it was when he preached in the synagogue all those years ago – bring good news to the oppressed, bind up the broken hearted, who proclaimed freedom and release. Watch Canon Rose Duncan's full sermon now!

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January 16, 2022: Sermon by Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

January 16, 2022: Sermon by Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

January 18, 2022

"Dr. King was not just a dreamer. He was a doer. You and I have the same spiritual power that King had. The power that got Jesus up out of the grave is available to you and I when our lives are rooted in Christ."

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner preached on MLK Sunday, asking us to make loving God a priority. 

January 9, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 9, 2022: Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 10, 2022

“As I stand here this morning in the light of the Epiphany, reflecting on the importance and the meaning of our baptisms, I can't help but wonder – what responsibility do we have as Christians to protect the health and welfare of our democracy?”

Remembering Jesus’s baptism and the first anniversary of the January 6th attacks, Dean Randy Hollerith reflected on our role as Christians in protecting democracy.

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