Sermons

Christmas Eve sermon 2014

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable to you oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer. In our second reading we heard these words from Paul’s letter to Titus, “When God’s generosity . . .

2014 Dean’s Installation

Sermon preached by Bishop Breidenthal on the occasion of Dean Greenwell’s Installation, April 26, 2014 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” The passage from John’s Gospel that we just heard (15: 12-17) . . .

2014 Easter

Sermon preached on Easter Day at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, April 20, 2014 Let me begin with a confession. I escaped this brutal winter by spending my sabbatical in Mendocino, California, a remote coastal village about 150 miles north of . . .

2013 Easter Day

A Sermon Preached on Easter Day, 2013, at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati I invite us to reflect this morning on the passage we heard a few moments ago from Paul’s first letter to the fledgling church in Corinth. “As by . . .

2012 Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve sermon Preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio on Dec. 24, 2012 O great mystery, And wonderful sacrament, That animals should see the new-born Lord, Lying in a manger! Blessed be the Virgin, Whose body was worthy to bear . . .

2012 Easter

Preach faith until you have it Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral on Easter Sunday, April 2012 Hail thee, festival day! On Easter Sunday, everything is over the top. The music soars, the organ is accompanied by trumpets and tympani, . . .

2011 Consecration of R. William Franklin

Sermon from consecration of R. William Franklin as 11th bishop of Western New York Bishop Breidenthal had on April 30, 2011, the honor of preaching the sermon at the consecration of friend and General Seminary colleague R. William Franklin as . . .