Welcomes You

Sermons

Because the Episcopal Church welcomes many different points of view, the sermons offered during an Episcopal service may vary widely from congregation to congregation. And it's not just the clergy who preach; in many small congregations, lay leaders deliver the sermons more often than not.

To assist these small congregations, the Episcopal Church offers new sermons each week for Sundays and major feast days throughout the year. The idea of supplying congregations with sermons or homilies dates back to the Articles of Religion, which were established during the English Reformation in the sixteenth century. Article 35, “Of the Homilies,” lists 21 homilies that were considered “godly and wholesome” for congregational use (Book of Common Prayer, pp. 874-875).
 
Carrying on that tradition, the Episcopal Church has been offering "Sermons That Work" online since 1995. Browse its archives of over 1,000 sermons, grouped by lectionary years (A, B, C).
 
For Spanish sermons, visit "Sermones que iluminan," with weekly lectionary-based sermons written in Spanish by Latino/Hispanic church leaders specifically for Latino/Hispanic congregations.