INTRODUCTION “Breath of God” at Priory of the Holy Spirit, Oxford, for Pentecost 2021 This homily comes from the hand of the former Master of the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Friar, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP. With a simplicity style, Fr. Timothy emulates the...
St. John Chrysostom
INTRODUCTION St. John Chrysostom (chrysostomos - the 'Golden-mouthed' in Greek), Archbishop of Constantinople from 397-404, was one of the great giants of the high patristic era of the 4th-6th centuries. A champion of Nicene orthodoxy, he is accorded the title Doctor...
Here, Arnold lays out the theological rationale for a common life, which is rooted not in the optimism of socialism, but in the power of God to recreate a community out of fragmented society.
Bishop Robert Barron
We need to work to discern his call through our deafness and the noise of our culture. God is not one voice among many, but a hidden and mysterious voice that is difficult to discern even in the best of conditions. We are called to listen closely for God’s voice and to look for the modern-day Samuels.
John Jasper, prominent slave preacher and founder of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, gave this sermon in 1878. The dialect representations are part of the 1882 publication. This sermon was one of his landmark sermons. It is celebrated as one of the more powerful sermons in the early foundation of the Black Church in the American context.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon “A Knock at Midnight” addresses the need for all Christians to align their hearts to the work of God. The message from this sermon left many Christians living in America asking themselves about the purpose of religion in their everyday lives.
These first verses of Genesis are often rife with controversy. In this sermon, Edmonson reminds us that these verses are foundational for our faith, giving us a pattern for God’s mighty acts throughout history. In them, we not only find revealed truth about how God created in the beginning, but a pattern for how God will redeem his world, and save his people.
The faith Christ taught us is what we see in Saint Joseph. He did not look for shortcuts, but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it. Joseph’s attitude encourages us to accept and welcome others as they are, without exception, and to show special concern for the weak, for God chooses what is weak.
“The root of racial irreconciliation is the disconnect of the image of God in us with a relationship with God himself.”
Father Maxym Lysack
“What is the Lord asking us to do? He’s asking us to love those who don’t love us at all. This is not the natural level. This is Christianity.”