Sermons on Ordination

Sermons on Ordination

“Service to God with a will to work for men”

This is the sermon the Rev. Ted H. Clarkson, rector, St. Andrew’s/St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Churches, Darien, GA, gave at the ordination of his son, Ted Clarkson, to the diaconate, December 18, 2020. ————–  I am always amazed at the aspect of the human condition that allows us to make the same potentially foolish choices over and over again.  Ted is a bright young man: well educated (at Allison and my expense) at Southern Methodist University, yet he made the foolish…

Continuing the story

This is the sermon the Very Rev. Ronald D. Pogue preached at the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Paula Jefferson, December 15, 2020, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. —————– December 15, 2020 Today, Paula, we gather as the Church to affirm your Christian experience, which has led you to discern and accept the call to the Sacred Order of Priests. You stand before us better equipped and with a richer experience than many people receiving Holy Orders in this…

“Feed the sheep with justice”

This is the sermon Dr. Steven Bishop preached at the ordination of Corrie Cabes to the priesthood, June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. ——————— Corrie Cabes Ordination Sermon June 29, 2020 Steven Bishop, PhD All Saints Episcopal Church Fort Worth, Texas Hello. I want to thank Corrie for inviting me to preach on this exciting occasion of her ordination to the priesthood. I bring greetings to you, Corrie, and to Bishop Meyer and the Diocese of Fort Worth…

“. . .the rich tapestry of God’s Church”

This is the sermon the Rev . Christopher Jambor preached at the ordination of Maddie Hill to the priesthood, June 29, 2020. Corrie Cabes was ordained that same day. ———————– Ordination, Maddie Hill         June 29, 2020              All Sts/FW                  Fr. Jambor Maddie… Corrie… welcome to the club! You’ve made it.  You’ve arrived.  You did it! Well done! Whoops! I’m sorry.  I confused this with your graduation from seminary…or your graduation from college… or passing the bar…or being certified as a master…

Deeply loved by the shepherd

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson preached at the ordination of the Rev. Leslie Guinn to the priesthood on June 18, 2020. ——————– Suzi Robertson The Ordination of the Rev. Leslie Guinn to the Sacred Order of Priests June 18, 2020 In the name of the one God, the Holy and Undivided Trinity.  Amen. So, Leslie, here we are in the middle of a global pandemic where hundreds of thousands are dying, where millions are unemployed, where…

“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, YALLA!”

This is ther sermon the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge preached at the ordination of Paula Jefferson to the diaconate on June 11, 2020. ——————- Homily for the Ordination of Paula Jefferson June 11, 2020 Feast of St. Barnabas “The kingdom of heaven has come near, cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.” I’m here at the Seminary of the Southwest very happy to be preaching today, connected with you all by technology, across the…

What does God want from us?

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Elaine A. Heath of Duke Divinity School preached at the ordination of Lainie Allen to the priesthood on June 11, 2020. ——————— Hello, everyone, and especially Lainie. Greetings, loving, celebratory greetings. This is a momentous day for you to be ordained to the priesthood. You have persevered over the years in answering God’s call discerning the pathway. You really have walked a pilgrimage. I’m thinking about pilgrimage today as I think of what…

What is a deacon?

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the ordination to the transitional diaconate of Lainie Acridge Allen, Corrie Maddon Cabes, Leslie Joan Guinn, and Mary Madeleine Hill on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Watch the sermon below or on YouTube.  Read the text of the sermon below the video.   Sermon Ordination to Diaconate FW                                                        November 23, 2019 We are gathered here today to celebrate the ordination of Lainie Allen,  Corrie Cabes, …