Sermon Podcast: Dec. 19, 2016 – The Fourth Sunday in Advent

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The Fourth Sunday in Advent 2016 – The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Trinity Cathedral Today we hear the story of Joseph, who is perhaps the most neglected character in the Christmas saga.  We worship the baby Jesus and exalt his mother Mary.  We marvel at the angels, search with the shepherds, and stand in awe of the magi.  The innkeeper embarrasses us, and we easily hate Herod.  However, Joseph rarely gets any attention in the traditional Christmas drama.  In fact, he is sometimes presented as an afterthought.  Not so, for the Gospel of Matthew; this Christmas story is told from…

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Sermon Podcast: Dec. 4, 2016 – The Second Sunday in Advent

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A Sermon delivered by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind on the Second Sunday in Advent November 27, 2016. The Very Rev. Tracey Lind Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland “In the middle of the journey of my life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, wherein the direct way was lost.  It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that wood was, so that thinking of it recreates the fear.  It is scarcely less bitter than death: but, in order to tell of the good that I found there, I must tell of the other…

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Sermon Podcast: Nov. 20, 2016 – The Rev. Canon Greg Jacobs

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A Sermon by The Rev. Canon Greg Jacobs on Nov. 20, 2016. The Rev. Canon Greg Jacobs, Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Newark, and former canon of Trinity Cathedral returned to preach 0n Sunday November 20th, 2016. The Rev. Canon Gregory “Greg” Jacobs since 2008 has served as the Canon to the Ordinary & Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, which covers the northern-most third of New Jersey. In that capacity, he serves as the principal advisor to the Bishop on matters involving policy, transition ministry, and program involving clergy and congregations in the…

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Sermon Podcast: Nov. 13, 2016 – The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

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A Sermon by The Very Rev. Tracey Lind on Nov. 13, 2016. Proper 28A Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 – Matthew 25:14-30 November 13, 2016 I feel like we’re living in a different world today than we were last Sunday as we celebrated Trinity’s bicentennial. Life in this nation feels like it has changed since Tuesday’s presidential election. I’ve heard from you by phone, in-person, by email and on Facebook. You’ve sent me articles and editorials and asked for reflection from the pulpit. Many of you are grieving, angry and frightened. Others are concerned but curious. Some are…

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Sermon Podcast: Nov. 9, 2016 – Bicentennial Evensong

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A Sermon by The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. Bishop of Ohio The 200th Anniversary of the Organization of Trinity Parish Sunday, November 9, 2016 On Nov. 9, Trinity cathedral held a wonderful Bicentennial Evensong Service, featuring the long-awaited premiere of an original David Conte choral setting, commissioned just for this occasion. Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. was our homilist, delivering a timely sermon on how reclaiming our parish identity can help us navigate our present divisions. Read the transcript of Bishop Hollingsworth’s homily here.   To subscribe to this and other Trinity Sermons podcasts copy and paste the following into iTunes or other…

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Sermon Podcast: Nov. 6, 2016—On the Occasion of Trinity Cathedral’s Bicentennial

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On the Occasion of Trinity Cathedral’s Bicentennial A Sermon Preached by The Very Rev. Tracey Lind 11th Dean of Trinity Cathedral Sunday, November 6, 2016 Two Sundays ago, I walked through a portion of Central, the neighborhood just south of us where Marion Sterling School and Trinity’s Urban Farm are located. Accompanied by an organizer from Greater Cleveland Congregations and a journalist from the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, I talked with residents about criminal justice reform, neighborhood concerns, and the importance of voting. It was a great experience, and every person with whom I spoke knew of Trinity Cathedral and our…

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