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

We Have Been on a Journey, Great Vigil of Easter (B) – 1997

March 29, 1997

We have been on a journey this night. The scripture, prophecies, psalms, canticles, and stories have brought us through the long journey, the history of God’s intervention in the lives of his people. And the message that came through loud and clear in all this history is clear. Even through the darkness of death we […]

Warnings, Admonitions, Promises, and Pleadings, Advent 4 (C) – 1997

December 21, 1997

In this lovely time of the year, we are reminded that what will happen on Christmas Day, what did happen 2,000 years ago, was foretold for centuries. Not foretold in a way that means looking into the future, but foretold in the way of preparation. We cannot look at the Christmas story without realizing that […]

Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day (B) – 1997

November 27, 1997

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. It contains within it charming customs, optimism, the gathering of family, the offering of thanks. Like most national holidays, it is based on some facts and a lot of myths. But it remains attractive for the most part. Thankfulness is an very human, healthy expression. It would be terrible […]

A Single, Poor, Blind Man Matters to Jesus, Proper 25 (B) – 1997

October 26, 1997

The lectionary passages today continue with the magnificent words of Isaiah, the stern words in Hebrews, and the simply told stories of the Gospel according to Mark. Isaiah, the poet-prophet paints a vivid picture of a depraved society that has turned away from God, a whole community that is contaminated by sin and injustice. There […]

A World That Is Turned Upside Down, Proper 24 (B) – 1997

October 19, 1997

The gospel today is a powerful reminder that all the ambitions that confront us in the office, on the job, in the community, all the pettiness that poisons our days, and all the jealousies that we feel are not something unique to us nor to our age. Even the disciples knew these emotions. Let us […]

Upside Down, Proper 24 (A) – 1996

October 13, 1996

The portion of this scripture must be read in conjunction with the section of Acts 17 where Paul’s work in the city is first mentioned. Paul and Silas had left Philippi where they had established a church, and where they had had such dramatic encounters in jail and in the agora, the marketplace, and had […]

90 records

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Sermons That Work podcast to hear this sermon and more on your favorite podcasting app! Recordings are released the Thursday before each liturgical date.

Receive Free Weekly Sermons That Work Resources!


Christopher Sikkema


Click here