There is a great tradition at Berkeley Divinity School of the senior sermon. Each senior is assigned a Wednesday night to preach at our community Eucharist (the principle celebration of the Eucharist for our community). Last night (9/14/16) I had the opportunity to offer my senior sermon. I was particularly excited to be invited to preach on Holy Cross day as it is the feast of title for my sponsoring parish. I’m still processing the experience, and am still a little surprised at just how nervous I was. Anyway, below is the audio recording of my sermon and a photograph of my outline. How weird that my senior sermon is already done. Here is a link to the readings for Holy Cross Day.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
(Collect for Holy Cross Day)