Sermon: Alcuin of Tours

For this Season of Easter, the opening sentence of any Eucharistic service has been, “Alleluia. Christ is Risen.” Following Pentecost, we’ll go back to, “Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” However, what follows, no matter the season of the church year, is always the same: “Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, […]

Sermon: Easter 6 RCL B – “Chosen”

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip, set up their tent, and fall asleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replies, “I see millions of stars.” “What does that tell you?” Watson ponders a minute. “Astronomically speaking, […]

Sermon: Sts. Philip and James

James Lloyd Breck, his feast day is celebrated on April 2nd, was known as the Apostle to the Wilderness. In the very early days of the church he traveled to foreign countries like Wisconsin and California. In 1842 with two classmates, and under the direction of Bishop Jackson Kemper, he founded Nashotah House and was […]