Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

    Revelation Sermon Series

    The Sundays of Eastertide

    On Sunday, April 24, Fr. Terry began a new sermon series on the last book of the Bible, the Revelation to John. Often overlooked or dismissed by Christians as being the exclusive province of fringe prophets, Revelation nevertheless offers the Church a rich and inspiring vision for Christians living amidst spiritual forces that work against God’s good purposes. Over the season of Easter, we will be exploring the highlights of John’s work and learning what this 1st century letter has to say about life in the 21st century.
    The Eastertide services with lessons, prayers, music, and Father Terry’s sermons will be appearing below.

    The 2nd Sunday of Easter

    April 24, 2022

    Prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
    Lessons: Revelation 1:1-8, Psalm 150, John 20:19-31
    Sermon: “Revelation 1:1-8” — Fr. Terry Miller  Print


    On-line Music Message: Danny Corneliussen – “Et introit” by Don Freund and “Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin” by Jehan Alain,  Music 

    The 3rd Sunday of Easter

    May 1, 2022

    Prayer: Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.
    Lessons: Revelation 5:11-14, Psalm 30, John 21:1-19
    Sermon: Revelation 5:11-14, “What’s on your throne?” — Fr. Terry Miller  Print 
    New Music for this morning: This Sunday, in response to the lesson appointed from the Revelation to John, we will be singing the contemporary hymn, “There is a Higher Throne.” To familiarize yourself with the song before we sing it, you can click on the video below.

    “There is a Higher Throne”
    Words and music by Keith and Kristyn Getty
    Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music


    Imaging the Word: The Adoration of the Lamb, 1432, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, is pictured at the right.
    The monumental Ghent Altarpiece by Northern Renaissance painters Hubert and Jan van Eyck is one of the world’s finest art treasures—every student who’s taken Art History 101 knows this piece, and it has been the subject of much scholarship. Read more.
    On-line Music Message: Danny Corneliussen – Chorale Prelude on “Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag”  by Ethel Smyth and Hymn 201, “On earth has dawned this day of days,”  Music 

    The 4th Sunday of Easter

    May 8, 2022

    Prayer:O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
    Lessons: Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30
    Sermon: Revelation Sermon – Revelation 7 and Acts 11, “The Church should look like that — Fr. Terry Miller  Print 


    On-line Music Message: Danny Corneliussen – (Good Shepherd Sunday)  Chorale Prelude on St. Columba by Robin Milford and Hymn 645: “The king of love my shepherd is” Music

    The 5th Sunday of Easter

    May 15, 2022

    Prayer: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
    Lessons: Revelation 21:1-6, Psalm 148, John 13:31-35
    Sermon: Rev. Ross Wright, guest preacher and celebrant, and our former rector


    On-line Music Message: Danny Corneliussen – “Hymn Tune Prelude on Song 13” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Hymn 670, “Lord, forever at thy side”, Music