Sermons from the Bishop's Online Chapel

The Bishop's Online Chapel provides weekly sermons specific to each Sunday that clergy can use to incorporate into their online services. They are available as video, audio-only and text.   

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Schedule/Rota

1/17/2021 Second Sunday after the Epiphany The Ven. Deacon David Curtis, Archdeacon, St. John's, Richmond
1/24/2021 Third Sunday after the Epiphany The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary
1/31/2021 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop
2/7/2021 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop
2/14/2021 Last Sunday after the Epiphany The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority
2/21/2021 First Sunday in Lent The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of Maryland
2/28/2021  Second Sunday in Lent The Rt. Rev. Phoebe Roaf, Bishop of West Tennessee
3/7/2021 Third Sunday in Lent The Rev. Sean Cavanaugh, Chaplain, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
3/14/2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent The Rev. Michael Hinson, Chaplain, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
3/21/2021 Fifth Sunday in Lent The Rev. Joie Baker Pierce, Chaplain, St. Margaret's School, Tappahannock
3/28/2021 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Mr. Ed Keithly, Diocesan Vocational Development Minister
     

Choosing the right format for your church

If you currently livestream: The YouTube sermon links will be best for those using Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube Live. To show these video, you will need to screen share during your live service. In order to screen share on Facebook Live or YouTube Live, you will need to record on zoom and link that live feed to your streaming platform. YouTube links can also be shared with your congregation as a standalone sermon video.

If you pre-record your video or audio worship service: Download the video or audio files from Dropbox and edit the clip into your service. If you have not edited video clips together for your services before, this can easily be done on Apple products using iMovie or on PC products using various programs. If you post audio files of sermons on your website, you can download from this folder and upload however you normally do that. 

Podcast link: If sharing the audio sermon using a link works best in your context, you can use the podcast links to do so. 

Written version: A downloadable PDF of each sermon is available for those who would prefer to share the text of these sermons to their congregation. 

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Please note: Sermons for each week will be posted by noon on Thursday.

Second Sunday after Epiphany | The Ven. Deacon David Curtis, Archdean, St. John's, Richmond

First Sunday after Christmas | Diocesan-Wide Worship Service

  • Share a link to the service on YouTube or Facebook (premieres at 8:00 a.m.) The service will be available to view from either platform at any time following the 8 a.m. premiere time. (Specific links will be posted by December 21.) 
  • Host a Watch Party from your church's Facebook Page to gather your congregation at your weekly worship time.
  • Access the service bulletin. Readings are available in Spanish and Korean.
  • Access the full service recording on Dropbox. (Tip: If you are hosting your church's Zoom service, download the service video by Saturday night. Playing the video from a local file will help improve the video quality for your congregation.)

Fourth Sunday of Advent | The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary

Third Sunday of Advent | Mr. Celal Kamran, Candidate for Holy Orders, Senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria

Second Sunday of Advent | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

English Version

Spanish Version

Children's Sermon

First Sunday of Advent | The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop

Last Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Deacon David Curtis, Archdeacon, St. Mark's, Richmond

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost | Diocesan-Wide Worship Service

The Bishops encourage congregations to use the November 14 Convention Worship Service as their Sunday service the following day, so that all members of the Diocese can share in the joy of the diocesan-wide gathering. The preacher is the Rt. Rev. Phoebe Roaf, Bishop of the Diocese of West Tennessee. Bishop Goff will celebrate the Holy Eucharist while we partake in spiritual communion. Click here for more information. 

  • Share a link to the service on YouTube or Facebook (premieres at 8:00 a.m.) The service will be available to view from either platform at any time following the 8 a.m. premiere time. 
  • Access the service bulletin in English, Spanish or Korean. Please note that the translations of the service in Spanish and Korean will be available on YouTube later next week. 
  • Access the full service or sermon-only recordings on Dropbox

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost | The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop

All Saints | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost | Mr. Santiago Rodriguez, Candidate for Holy Orders, Senior at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas

English Version

Spanish Version

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Sean Cavanaugh, Head Chaplain, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria

  • Access online through this YouTube link.
  • Downloadable audio and video files are available on Dropbox.
  • Share audio files online with this Podcast link.
  • Please note: There is no written version this week. 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Joie Baker, Chaplain, St. Margaret's School, Tappahannock

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Sarah Brockenbrough, Diocesan Transition Minister

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Sean Cavanaugh, Head Chaplain, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria

  • Access online through this YouTube link.
  • Downloadable audio and video files are available on Dropbox.
  • Share audio files online with this Podcast link.
  • Please note: There is no written version this week. 

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Dr. Sandra Montes, Episcopal Church Foundation and Union Theological Seminary/EDS, New York

English Version

Spanish Version

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Diocese-wide service, the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff Preaching

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Whitney Z. Edwards, Upper School Chaplain, St. Christopher's School, Richmond

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Sean Cavanaugh, Head Chaplain, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Dr. Dorothy White, Priest Associate, St. John's and St. Mark's, Richmond

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost | Mr. Ed Keithly, Diocesan Vocational Development Minister

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Becky McDaniel, Chaplain, St. Catherine's School, Richmond

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost | The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

This week's sermon comes to us from the United Thank Offering's Monthly Sermon Series. The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering, offers this week's sermon in text only.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary

Third Sunday after Pentecost | The Rev. Whitney Z. Edwards, Upper School Chaplain, St. Christopher's School, Richmond

Second Sunday after Pentecost | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

This week's sermon is provided in Spanish only. 

Trinity Sunday | The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop

Pentecost Sunday | The Rev. Sarah Brockenbrough,  Transition Minister

Seventh Sunday of Easter | The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop

Bishop Brooke-Davidson preaches on this week's reading from Acts.

Ascension Day | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

Sixth Sunday of Easter | The Rev. Deacon David Curtis, Archdeacon

Fifth Sunday of Easter | Julie Simonton, Minister for Congregational Development & Stewardship

All-Ages Sermon

Children's Sermon

Fourth Sunday of Easter | The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

All-Ages Sermon

Children's Sermon

Third Sunday of Easter | The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary

Second Sunday of Easter | The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop