They Are Now Us: The Mystery of the Epiphany

Father Cramer’s sermon from tonight, the Feast of the Epiphany: The Manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, drawing from the epistle reading from Ephesians 3:1-12 and asking how God is at work, even today, making manifest God’s plan to draw together a humanity as divided as ours.

The audio of the sermon is available below:

The video of the sermon is available below as well:

The Refugee King, a Hostile World, and a Complicit Religion

Father Jared Cramer’s sermon for the Second Sunday after Christmas Day, drawing from the Gospel Reading of Matthew 2:13​-15,19-23, the story of the Annunciation to Joseph and the Flight into Egypt. He explores the essentiality of the royal emphasis of Matthew’s infancy narrative and then how that narrative is subverted by the social location of the Holy Family as refugees and immigrants, asking how this should push the church to be more faithful in our own time.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees, please connect with Episcopal Migration Ministries online at https://episcopalmigrationministries.org​. Also, Catholic Relief Services works specifically with aid to Venezuelan refugees, as mentioned in the sermon. You can support that work online here: https://support.crs.org/donate/crisis…

The audio of the sermon is available below:

The video of the sermon is available below as well:

A Faith You Can Hold Touch

Father Jared Cramer’s sermon for today, our parish patronal Feast of St. John the Apostle & Evangelist, drawing on the epistle reading for today from 1 John 1:1-9 and exploring the importance of the incarnation, not only for our salvation but also for our lived experience of faith today.

The audio of the sermon is available below:

The video of the sermon is available below as well:

Wicked Shepherds and Fat Sheep

Fr. Jared Cramer’s sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, commonly known as Christ the King Sunday, on the Hebrew Bible reading from Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, exploring the nature of kings and shepherds in the ancient world and what these texts can tell us about God… and our own calling today.

The audio for the sermon is available below:

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A Tale of Women Who Rose Up when Men Hesitated or Stood Back

The audio of today’ sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28, Year A, on the Hebrew Bible reading from Judges 4:1–7, the story of the Prophet Deborah and the heroism of Jael is available below:

The video of the sermon is available below as well: