The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Posted on April 21, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 20:1-18 Why does so much of Christianity have to hinge around the idea that the tomb was empty, that Jesus rose from the dead Easter morning? Isn’t it enough to think that Jesus was a wonderful man who said great things? Why do we need to proclaim so loudly–He is risen? If […]

The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

Posted on April 20, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 19:38-42 One of the gifts of the National Cathedral, as it is with many cathedrals around the world, is the way in which the biblical story and our contemporary stories are captured in art—stone, glass, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, wood, iron, needlepoint and transformative music. The story depicted in today’s gospel lesson is no […]

The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

Posted on April 19, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 13:36-38 A great deal has happened before we reach these four short verses in the 13th chapter of John’s gospel. Jesus has gathered his friends for a final meal, washed their feet in an act of servanthood, and commanded them to love one another as he has loved them. He has announced […]

The Rev. Andrew K. Barnett

Posted on April 18, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 17:1-26 The man was on death row, and this was his last evening with friends. He could have spent the whole night in anger, in fear. He could have saved his nastiest words for Pilate, that Governor who was more concerned with protecting his political fortunes than with the administration of justice. […]

The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

Posted on April 17, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 12:27-36 There are moments and seasons in our lives when we are listening more intently, observing our unique individual circumstances ever more attentively and reflecting on life with great wonder. These past few days and weeks we know as the Lenten Season, have presented an opportunity to listen, observe and reflect so […]

The Rev. Melissa Hollerith

Posted on April 16, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 12:20-26 Whoever serves me must follow me. I have been a Chaplain and teacher for over 25 years. In my ministry one way I have tried to follow Jesus is by serving in boys’ schools and caring for the young men in my midst. Schools are full of young people that need […]

The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello

Posted on April 15, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 12:9-19 It’s Monday morning, and my guess is that the tune to All Glory, Laud and Honor still hums in your head. The scripture appointed for today’s meditation is about so much more than the death warrants for Lazarus and Jesus and even Jesus’ triumphant ride into Jerusalem. The last bit of […]

The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Posted on April 14, 2019

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 21:12-17 The Temple in Jerusalem was built to be a house of prayer, but it became an important place for commerce as the faithful exchanged Roman coins for Temple currency in order to purchase animals for sacrifice. Jesus became angry and tossed the tables because he realized that commercial priorities were replacing […]

The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope

Posted on April 13, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 11:28-44 Some years ago on one of our trips to the Holy Land, my husband John and I went to Bethany to the “traditional site” of the tomb of Lazarus. I can remember the very narrow and dimly lit stairwell that one had to descend to enter the tomb. Once inside, the […]

The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

Posted on April 12, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 11:1-27 I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord. Whoever has faith in me shall have life, even though he die. And everyone who has life, and has committed himself to me in faith, shall not die for ever. (BCP) Jesus’ words in today’s gospel are reflected in the familiar […]

The Rev. Andrew K. Barnett

Posted on April 11, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 10:19-42 Jesus says, “If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father” […]

The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.

Posted on April 10, 2019

Today’s Gospel: John 10:1-18 In the passage for today, Jesus continues a conversation with the crowd that had assembled. It is clear as he shares with this crowd that Jesus desires to clarify his life’s purpose and deepen the faith relationship of those that claim to believe in God. As Jesus speaks, he lifts the […]