It is our hope and intention that the Cathedral should always be a place to hear excellent preaching. In 2015, we were blessed to hear many different voices: the Rev. David Copley, head of Mission Personnel for the Episcopal Church; Brother Robert Sevensky from Holy Cross Monastery; the Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies; and the Rev. Mark Bozutti-Jones from Trinity Wall Street, New York City.
2016-2017 Guest Preachers
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, October 2
Well-known peace and social justice advocate, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is one of the founders of the New Monastic movement, which emphasizes an intentional life of prayer, seeking consensus and full engagement in the world. He is the author of over a dozen books, including the recent The Third Reconstruction: The Story of Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, written with the Reverend Dr. William Barber II . Jonathan also serves as associate minister at the historically black St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in his Durham, North Carolina neighborhood. Jonathan will preach at the 9 AM and 11 AM service as well as speak at our Adult Forum that day.
Becca Stevens, November 6
Episcopal priest Becca Stevens is one of the premier preachers and speakers in the United States today. She is the author of several books, including the Cathedral’s Summer Common Read, Letters from the Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life. She is the founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She also founded Thistle Farms, which produces a line of natural body care products and employs 50 recent Magdalene graduates. The Rev. Stevens was named one of “15 Champions of Change” in 2011 by the White House. She will preach at the 9 AM and 11AM services and she and some of the women from Magdalene will speak at the Adult Forum between the two services.
The Rev. Susan Copley, February 19
The Rev. Susan Copley will preach at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Sunday, February 19 at 9 AM and meet with the Cathedral youth group traveling to El Salvador in April to study with Cristosal. Copley is the Rector of Christ Church, Tarrytown and has been active with Cristosal as well as with the Diocese of New York. Prior to her ordination in 2003, she served as an Episcopal missionary in Bolivia and as a medical missionary in Liberia.