Sermons and Speeches

Bishop Lee’s Easter Sermon

In Bishop Lee’s Easter sermon, he compares this Easter to the first one, when the disciples didn’t know at first what had happened. “Easter is rarely obvious in its reality,” he says. “God is at work even in the midst of this, no less than God was at work in the reality of the cross…


Bishop Lee’s Good Friday Sermon

In his Good Friday message, Bishop Lee says that the grief being experienced across the world right now “can be made endurable when we are sunk deep into the mystery of Christ’s having gone there before us. We follow a Lord who has walked straight into the fearful reality of death and emerged, and emerged…


Bishop Lee’s Maundy Thursday Sermon

In his message for Maundy Thursday, Bishop Lee reflects on the way Jesus’ care for the bodies of his disciples is reflected in the way bodies are held in God’s embrace through the work of caregivers during the pandemic. “Never forget that our call is to tend the body of Christ not just in the…


Bishop Lee’s Palm Sunday Sermon

In his Palm Sunday sermon, Bishop Lee reflects on theologian Robert Capon’s observation that Jesus was crucified because he “did not meet the expectations of what messiah would look like, of what the salvation promised by God would be.” “We’re not fished out of our humanity–that’s not what Jesus came for,” says Bishop Lee. “Jesus…