Amy Richter

The Rev. Dr. Amy Richter is an Episcopal priest, currently living in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. She is the author and editor of several books, including Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship and Saving Words: 20 Redemptive Words Worth Rescuing, published by Cascade.

Sermons and Bible Studies

It Is Finished, Good Friday – 2013

March 29, 2013

“It is finished.” Many said words like those that day. Pilate pushed himself up from the judgment bench and sighed, “Jesus is finished, another political troublemaker out of the way.” […]

This One Thing, Proper 11 (C) – 2013

July 21, 2013

Just when we think we have the formula all worked out, the path to success all laid out, the one easy answer for earning us an A-plus for discipleship, Jesus […]

Throwing Off the Cloak, Proper 25 (B) – 2012

October 28, 2012

“Throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.” In today’s reading from the Gospel of Mark, we may imagine the cloak was given to Bartimaeus by his […]

Speaking With Strangers, Day of Pentecost (B) – 2012

May 27, 2012

As a child, were you ever warned not to speak to strangers? This warning can be very helpful, and keeping our children safe is so important. Today, though, we hear […]

What Would We Say?, Christmas Eve – 2011

December 24, 2011

Part of the wonder of this night is the possibility of the meeting of worlds, the coming together of time. We sing, “the hopes and fears of all the years […]

Today’s Gospel Lesson…, Proper 18 (A) – 2011

September 04, 2011

Today’s gospel lesson is part of Jesus’ teaching about our life together in community, how it is that we are to live and love within the Christian community, especially when […]

It Didn’t Help…, Proper 9 (A) – 2011

July 03, 2011

“Come to me, all you that are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and […]

How Blessed Is This Night…, Great Vigil of Easter (A) – 2011

April 23, 2011

“How blessed is this night, when earth and heaven are joined and we are reconciled to God.” These are the words of the church, sung in the Exsultet with which […]

The Church Makes Many…, Epiphany 6 (A) – 2011

February 13, 2011

The Church makes many claims about God – about who God is and what God does and what God is like. We make big claims, and the biggest of all, […]

Happy Advent! Today Marks…, Advent 1 (A) – 2010

November 28, 2010

[RCL]: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 Happy Advent! Today marks the beginning of Advent, the season when we prepare for the coming of Christ, a season when […]

What Do You Think Heaven Is?, Proper 21 (C) – 2010

September 26, 2010

What do you think heaven is? A man told this story of his experience just before his father died. The man and his sister were taking care of their father […]

The Repentance Trip, Advent 2 (C) – 2009

December 06, 2009

The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. What MapQuest had indicated was a real road was, in fact, […]

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