Trinity 13

Finding the Lost “What woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?” In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. When I spoke to you two weeks ago about God’s love […]

Trinity 11

Two loves Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers…” (Hebrews 13:1). In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Three weeks ago I spoke to you about fear, and I closed with this verse from […]

Trinity 8

From Fear to Faith Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. There are two kinds of fear in Scripture, one a virtue, the […]

St Benedict

“A life shaped by the Gospel” Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. We have just heard sobering words. A ruler came to Jesus, asking, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” And he heard that, for him, […]

Trinity Sunday

“God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us.” Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano God grant us the grace to think worthily of him, to love him with purity and passion of heart, and may I speak In the name of the Father, and of the […]

Easter 6

“During the night, Paul had a vision.” Sermon preached by the Rev’d Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Throughout this season of Easter, we spend a considerable amount of time reading through the Acts of the Apostles. We are looking at the early […]

The Sunday before Lent

“They were terrified when they entered the cloud.” Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Zachary Guiliano There are times in the year when we can stop and survey what’s coming ahead and what’s gone before, as if we are standing atop a high mountain, with a whole landscape stretching out in every direction. This is […]

Candlemas

“He is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap…” Sermon preached by the Revd Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen  He is like a refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap… These words of Malachi the prophet, foretelling the sudden coming of the Lord to his […]

Epiphany 4

“The ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the Law…” Sermon preached by the Rev’d Dr Zachary Guiliano In the Name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Epiphany. That’s the season we’re in right now, in the Church. Epiphany — a word that means revelation, manifestation, a […]

Epiphany

“They knelt down and paid him homage.” Sermon preached by the Rev’d Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. What does it mean to kneel down and pay homage? These are not commonplace words or experiences. I wonder if you can think of […]

Advent II

“I am confident of this: that the one who began a good work in you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” Sermon preached by the Reverend Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Preparation. The whole world around us […]

All Saints

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. On Wednesday, in between some appointments in London, I managed a visit to the British Library’s exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War. I’d […]

Trinity 18

“Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” Sermon preached by the Rev Dr Zachary Guiliano In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Sometimes, when you talk to a friend, you just know something’s wrong. Their […]