April 1, 2004

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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’s mercy and truth, God’s justness and...

April 1, 2004

No existe ninguna clase de perversidad que la humanidad pudiera ser capaz de cometer que no haya sido voluntariamente cargada por Cristo en la cruz. Allí fue derrotado el mal. Y la vida, en toda su espléndida plenitud, animada por la misericordia y la verdad divina, y por la paz y justicia que...

April 15, 2003

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 Dead. It is to be sung as the...

March 31, 2002

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 and...

May 31, 2001

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 high. They had gathered innocently in the...

April 15, 2001

April 15th, 2001

Alleluia. Christ is Risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. As we acclaim with joy the resurrection of Jesus, let us give thanks as well that we too have been raised with Christ. The resurrection of Jesus is our own resurrection: our being set free from imprisoning...

April 23, 2000

"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 make way for what is real. And the...

April 4, 1999

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 become the foundation upon which all Anglican...

April 12, 1998

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 Eastern tradition the mystery of...