Sermons

Father Bradford’s sermons for the current liturgical year (2022–2023) follow. The sermon archives are here.

Advent


Father Bradford explained the liturgical year as follows. There are two “green” seasons, which the American Catholic Church calls “ordinary time.” We call them Epiphanytide and the time after Trinity Sunday. The first cycle, centered on the Incarnation, begins with the Annunciation, includes the Advent season, Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany, and ends with Candlemas. The second is the Easter cycle, which begins with Pre-lent, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week and ends with Ascension, and then Pentecost.