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 

9/27/2020 17th Sunday after Pentecost The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary
10/4/2020 18th Sunday after Pentecost TBD
10/11/2020 19th Sunday after Pentecost The Rev. Sean Cavanaugh, Chaplain, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria
10/18/2020 20th Sunday after Pentecost The Rev. Joie Baker, Chaplain, St. Margaret's School, Tappahannock
10/25/2020 21st Sunday after Pentecost TBD
11/1/2020 All Saints The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority
11/8/2020 23rd Sunday after Pentecost The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assisting Bishop
11/15/2020 24th Sunday after Pentecost The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary
11/22/2020 Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King The Rev. Deacon David Curtis, Archdeacon, St. John's, Richmond
11/29/2020 First Sunday of Advent TBD
12/6/2020 Second Sunday of Advent The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority
12/13/2020 Third Sunday of Advent TBD
12/20/2020 Fourth Sunday of Advent The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary
12/27/2020 First Sunday after Christmas TBD
     

We will continue to provide sermon relief through the end of the calendar year. The schedule of upcoming preachers will be updated here as it is decided.


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. 

Access Sermon Files

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

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