Sunday, March 22, 2015THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
The Gospel reading on this Fifth Sunday in Lent for Year B is John 12:20-33, wherein we have Christ telling his disciples that the hour has come, saying: Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Rector of St Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake. Chair of the Congregational Development Commission, Diocese of New York | 4:00 pm Choral Evensong
Sunday, March 15, 2015THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Laetare)
The Gospel reading on this Fourth Sunday in Lent for Year B is John 3:14-21, wherein we have the famous 3:16 passage followed by this: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Numbers 21:4-9 , John 3:14-21
Canon for Transitional Ministry
Diocese of New York | 4:00 pm Festal Evensong
Sunday, March 8, 2015THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
The Gospel reading on this Third Sunday in Lent for Year B is John 2:13-22, wherein we have Christ throwing the merchants out of the temple, after which he confounds the religious authorities:. Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of New York | 4:00 pm Choral Evensong
Genesis 44:1-17 , Mark 5:1-20
Sunday, March 1, 2015THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
The Gospel reading on this Second Sunday in Lent for Year B is Mark 8:31-38, wherein we have Christ rebuking his disciples who envision a kingdom of this world, and who find it hard to understand that the kingdom is won not by taking, but by self-giving. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
As you contemplate self-sacrifice during this second week of Lent, you might consider these sermons.
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of New York | 4:00 pm Choral Evensong
Sunday, February 22, 2015THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
On the first Sunday in Lent, we ask God to save us in the time of trial -- to think on his mercy and not our many offenses. Always timely.
As you prepare your heart and mind for Lent, you might find these sermons helpful.
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Rector of St James’ Church, New York City | 4:00 pm Choral Evensong