Sermons

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ May 21, 2017

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The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. May 21, 2017 The Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21   Transcribed There are moments in our life in which you are in the midst of an everyday activity and then suddenly, out of nowhere you realize that you are surrounded in something incredibly mysterious, something profound, [...]

The Fifth Sunday in Easter ~ May 14, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. John 14:1-14 Transcribed One of the most amazing things that I have when I do what I do as a priest is I have the ability, and the privilege, and the joy, and the honor of being able to bear witness to so much beauty. My calling [...]

Earth Day Weekend ~ April 23, 2017

Dr. Norman Wirzba Earth Day Weekend Sunday, April 23, 2017 Transcribed I was raised by German immigrants in western Canada. Many of these folks had been living in the Blood Lands, which is the region between Germany and Russia. They were mostly farmers. After the war, of course, their lands were confiscated, which meant that [...]

Palm Sunday ~ April 9, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday Matthew 27:11-54 Transcribed There are moments in your life when you have an encounter with somebody. And that encounter changes you forever. There are probably moments, I think, in everybody’s life, but also in each year, and maybe even each month, where [...]

THe Fifth Sunday in Lent ~ April 2, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. John 11:1-45 Transcribed When I was first ordained I was spending a lot of time introducing myself to people and telling them a little bit about myself. It was a way to kind of find my way in the church. I’d have to fill out different applications [...]

The Second Sunday in Lent ~ March 12, 2017

The Rev. Manisha Dostert John 3:1-17 Transcribed What a delight to see all of you here! I can actually see you. There’s electricity. It’s amazing. It is so bizarre when things are taken away from you, and you have to learn how to live in this different way of being. But it’s kind of also [...]

The First Sunday in Lent ~ March 5, 2017

  The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Rector March 5, 2017 The First Sunday in Lent   Transcribed   Until I became the rector of Christ Church Cranbrook two-and-a-half years ago, I always had a balance in my life. I was a professor of ethics and then I was a priest. And I [...]

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany ~ February 26, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. Rector February 26, 2017 Matthew 17:1-9 Transcribed When I was 14 years old, I went to a nice school and it had a beautiful library, and I kind of discovered this library. I was from a small town in Connecticut and going off into that library was [...]

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ February 12, 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr. February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:21-37 Transcribed About eleven years ago, I had this incredible moment in my life. I had been working and teaching at a university in Tennessee, in a small town, and I was offered this incredible position. I was offered a tenure and a [...]

Epiphany 5A, Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Sermon Manuscript prepared and preached  by the Reverend Manisha Dostert Epiphany 5A (Feb 4/5), 2017 at Christ Church Cranbrook