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Katerina Katsarka Whitley

Katerina

Katerina Whitley, a native of Thessaloniki, Greece is a long-term writer for these pages. She worked as diocesan editor in the Diocese of East Carolina and as the PR & Communication associate for the then Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief during Bishop Edmond Browning’s tenure. She is the author of seven books in circulation and an active public speaker and performer. She lives in Boone, N.C. where she teaches at Appalachian State University.

Sermons and Bible Studies

The Identity of the Slain, Good Friday – March 29, 2024

March 29, 2024

All of the sermons for Holy Week and Easter are available in a free, downloadable document here. Suitable for use with your congregation, small group, or as personal devotions, each […]

Glory and Theophany, Last Sunday in Epiphany (A) – 2023

February 19, 2023

[RCL] Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 On this last Sunday of the Epiphany season, we are struck by glimpses of glory emanating from […]

He Has Told You, O Mortal, What Is Good, Epiphany 4 (A) – 2023

January 29, 2023

[RCL] Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12 “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!” Micah’s lament, placed […]

The Man of Sorrows, Palm Sunday (C) – 2022

April 10, 2022

[RCL] Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 23:1-49 There are times when the enormity of the Passion Story, in all its stark simplicity, pushes us to our knees and […]

Hunger for the Word, Lent 1 (C) – 2022

March 06, 2022

[RCL] Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13 What strikes the reader and listener of the lectionary this morning is the eternal echo of God’s Word in Scripture. […]

Keeping a Sacred Vigil, The Great Vigil of Easter (B) – 2021

April 03, 2021

RCL:  Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21; Psalm 114; Romans 6:3-11; Mark 16:1-8 Throughout countless centuries, human beings have kept vigil for those they have lost or for causes that demand their awe […]

The Most Difficult Path to Follow, Lent 2 (B) – 2021

February 28, 2021

[RCL] Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 Imagine the scene. You are one of the group of Galileans who have been singled out to follow the most […]

Building Up the Church, Epiphany 4 (B) – 2021

January 31, 2021

[RCL] Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 This sermon, written by Katerina Whitley, originally ran January 31, 2015. The gospel, on this fourth Sunday in the season […]

Born to Be King, Christ the King (A) – 2020

November 22, 2020

[RCL] Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 It would be more appropriate to call this gloriously named Sunday “Christ the Shepherd Sunday” rather than Christ the King. […]

Clinging to the Light, The Transfiguration – 2020

August 06, 2020

[RCL]: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99 or 99:5-9; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36 Transfiguration! Metamorphosis. We recognize metamorphosis, the Greek word that means to change shape or to move from having […]

Comfort in the Midst of Suffering, Lent 5 (C) – 2019

April 07, 2019

On this fifth Sunday in Lent, our thoughts turn to suffering. As they should since we are fast approaching Holy Week and the Walk of Sorrows. This is why the […]

A Ministry of Reconciliation, Lent 4 (C) – 2019

March 31, 2019

An image is formed by these lectionary passages, most especially by the epistle and the gospel story, of a God with open arms ready to receive us in a loving […]

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