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The sermons at St. Hilda St. Patrick are preached by lay and clergy ministers alike. Text, audio, and video availability vary from week to week. Click through below to read, watch, or listen to the latest sermons.

  • June 16: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    In the name of Godin whom we live and moveand have our being.As we settle in to the Season after PentecostOrdinary Time,where the Sundays are ordinalthe nth Sunday after Pentecostwe’re moving into a mostly continuousreading of Mark’s gospel.I’ll change the banners this week.Today we have two illustrationsfor the world Jesus has come to usher in.“The… Read more: June 16: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
  • June 9: The Third Sunday after Pentecost
    I don’t know about you, but I often find that scripture can seem baffling and strange to my modern ears. in this Mark passage, for example, there’s all this talk of Satan and how he seems to be controlling Jesus. And what’s this about Jesus’ family? We don’t often hear about them, so why are… Read more: June 9: The Third Sunday after Pentecost
  • June 2: The Second Sunday after Pentecost
  • May 26: Trinity Sunday
    In the name ofthe Father and ofthe Son and ofthe Holy Spirit. Amen.If you’re hoping fora definitive, rational,post-Enlightenmentunderstanding of the Trinitytry again next year.Maybe I’ll read Katherine Sonderegger’s bookSystematic Theology, Volume 2:The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity:Processions and Personson my sabbatical.You’ve probably heard, rightly,that this is the only liturgical observanceof a doctrine —not a person… Read more: May 26: Trinity Sunday
  • May 19: Day of Pentecost
    When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place.Among the older traditions of Christianity, the feast of Pentecost is, in part, the celebration of the founding of the Church. Before that night, 50 days from Passover and the last supper, the holy catholic and apostolic Church did not exist.… Read more: May 19: Day of Pentecost

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