Featured Sermon Resources

Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free and high-quality sermons, Bible studies, and bulletin inserts since 1995. Every week, it is our pleasure to source, review, and publish these pieces; we hope they are edifying as you hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest these and their corresponding scriptures.

We are proud to present a compilation of this year's Holy Week sermons from some of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church. It is our sincere hope that as you read these sermons—alone, in a small group, over coffee in a crowded shop, or in a quiet place—you would take stock of the reality of this most important story. While you read, we hope you would see the ways that Jesus entered and continues to enter this noisy, chaotic, confusing, beautiful, and beloved world. We hope you will walk humbly and bravely toward the cross, knowing that even when things are most out-of-control and confusing, that the love of God remains the most powerful force in the world. Above all – among the very real and very cruel and very painful events of this week – we hope that you will remember how the week ends: in majesty, in glory, and in new light.

Sermons for Holy Week 2019

  • Palm Sunday: Protestors, by the Rev. Anna Tew
  • Monday in Holy Week: Faithful Friends, by Prof. Susan Butterworth
  • Tuesday in Holy Week: The Hero Revealed, by the Rev. Amy Richter
  • Wednesday in Holy Week: Two Resurrections, by the Rev. Jason Cox
  • Maundy Thursday: A People of Love, by the Rev. Deon Johnson
  • Good Friday: The Rock and the Handmaiden, by the Rev. Whitney Rice
  • The Great Vigil of Easter: The Angels’ Question, by the Rev. Joseph Pagano


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