The sermons on this website were recorded in the services of Holy Eucharist at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church and are made available here for the use of parishioners, friends of the parish and the public.
They were delivered by The Reverend Dr. John A. Cerrato (right). Almost all begin with the last few bars of the sequence hymn, then proceed to the sermon itself.
Preaching in Saint Martin’s and in the Episcopal Church is based upon the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, a weekly arrangement of scripture texts available online (click here for RCL online) and in print form.
The sermons included here are according the RCL, following the current scripture readings of this year’s Church Calendar (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, etc.). To understand the overall framework of the sermons, it is suggested that the lectionary texts be read first, followed by the hearing of the sermon.
Preaching in the Episcopal tradition is often the preacher’s response to the reading of the Sunday gospel, to other texts of sacred scripture, and perhaps to a collect or to a theme in one of the liturgical prayers. The following recordings follow this approach.