Sermons

img_0815The 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). 

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 recordings follow this approach.

To listen to the recorded sermons, move the cursor to start button at the left of each bar below and click on it. There may be a slight delay before the sound begins. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022, The Third Sunday of Easter. Gospel: Jesus seeks out his disciples at Lake Tiberias where they are fishing, then bids Peter to affirm his love of Christ and recover his calling to serve.

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022, The Second Sunday of Easter. Gospel: Jesus appears to his gathered disciples and greets them with Shalom, Peace. Thomas is absent and doubts, then encounters the risen Lord.

 

Sunday, April 17, 2022, Easter Day, The Sunday of the Resurrection. Gospel: Mary Magdalene lingers weeping at the empty tomb after Peter and John have departed. She encounters the risen Christ.