Easter

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 19:00

“Let him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us…” These words from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins make a profound connection between Christ’s resurrection and our own. As we read the Gospels, we can see that the events in our Lord’s...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 19:00

For me, over these years as a priest and now a bishop, the Great Vigil of Easter has been the most powerful and engaging event of the liturgical year. The dramatic interplay of darkness and light – the darkened church, the new fire, the lighting of...

Thursday, April 1, 2004 - 00:00

Spanish version is available here There is no evil that humankind can commit that Jesus has not taken upon himself and carried freely to the Cross. Through the Cross, evil has been defeated, and life in all its unimagined fullness--animated by God’...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 00:00

April 15, 2003 Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and giving life to those in the tomb. This Easter anthem, drawn from the liturgy of the Eastern Church, appears in our Prayer Book at the conclusion of the Burial of the...

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 00:00

A prayer at Eastertide Risen Christ, in the midst of grief and despair, at the very point when all seemed lost you stood in the midst of your friends in the fullness of your resurrection reality and proclaimed your peace: a peace that reorders...

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Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 20:00

June 1st, 2001 Pentecost, which we have managed to domesticate liturgically, is a dangerous feast for us, just as it was for the disciples. They were hardly ready for Pentecost, even though they had been told to wait in the city for power from on...

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Sunday, April 23, 2000 - 00:00

"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down Death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life." (Orthodox Easter Liturgy) Easter is not simply a recurring feast day in the Christian Calendar: it is the shattering of the known in order to...

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Sunday, April 4, 1999 - 00:00

I am honored to have been asked to preach on this occasion when we call to mind the ecumenical vision of William Reed Huntington, sixth rector of this church, which is symbolized by the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1888. This document has...

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Sunday, April 12, 1998 - 00:00

Resurrection is profoundly unsettling, because it is an overturning of reality as we perceive it and an entrance into what St. Paul can only describe as dying and rising in union with Christ, which is tantamount a "new act of creation." In the...

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