Katerina Katsarka Whitley


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

Resisting the Idolatry of the Age, Lent 3 (B) – 2018

March 04, 2018

In this age, when Mammon is worshipped gleefully in the public realm of both politics and of what passes for popular religion, it is bracing to read St. John’s depiction […]

Do Not Despise the Words of Prophets, Advent 3 (B) – 2017

December 17, 2017

Listen to the words of Isaiah: The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind […]

The Mystery Of the Trinity, Trinity Sunday (A) – 2017

June 11, 2017

Today, on Trinity Sunday, we enter the Divine Dance, a dance that pulls us inside the circle of love that is our Triune God. This beautiful metaphor is being used […]

Seeing Through Doubt, Easter 3 (A) – 2017

April 30, 2017

The walk to Emmaus is a lovely story, filled with nostalgia and pathos, and graced with details. It has attracted great artists because only art can do it some justice. […]

God is With Us! Advent 4 (A) – 2016

December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Advent and one wonders: What remains to be said about the season? Year after year, preachers and priests must wonder: How can one tell the story of […]

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray, Proper 12 (C) – 2016

July 24, 2016

Lord, teach us how to pray. “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted […]

Driven by the Spirit, Lent 1 (C) – 2016

February 14, 2016

It is the first Sunday in Lent and it seems as if Advent was just a few days ago. During Advent and Christmas we were confronted with the scandal of […]

The Depths of Despair and the Promise of the Kingdom, Proper 23 (B) – 2015

October 11, 2015

The readings from the Psalm and Job seem to contrast sharply with the gospel and epistle lessons appointed for this day. In Psalm 22 and in Job we hear the […]

Love One Another, Easter 6 (B) – 2015

May 10, 2015

The 15th chapter of John’s gospel is filled with love. These few verses appointed for today form the first part of the three dimensions of a Christian’s life, and all […]

Building Up, Not Puffing Up, the Church, Epiphany 4 (B) – 2015

February 01, 2015

The gospel, on this fourth Sunday in the season of Epiphany, plunges us into the acts and words of one who speaks with authority. The light of Epiphany shines today […]

Who Are the Chosen?, Proper 15 (A) – 2014

August 17, 2014

In today’s passages we encounter the prickly theme of “choseness.” Does God have favorites? Is there really a chosen nation, a chosen people? If God is the Creator of us […]

Jesus of the Scars, Easter 2 (A) – 2014

April 27, 2014

We live in an age of scoffing; the people in today’s lessons lived in an age of belief. Of course, Jerusalem was filled with believers; however inadequate, that was the […]

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