Archbishop John Hughes’ Sermon at the Dedication of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1859

An artist's drawing of the church in 1878, with spires that never materialized.

SERMON ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MISSIONARY HOUSE AND CHURCH OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, NEW YORK, JUNE 19th, 1859. ” Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” These words of the holy prophet, beloved brethren, said the Most Rev. Archbishop, are presented to us [Read More...]

A Sermon on Gratitude, 1915


XLVII.—Gratitude. Luke, XVII., 11-19 (XIII. Sunday After Pentecost.)  It is our strict duty to be thankful to God and men for favors received, and not only to feel our gratitude, but to express it in word and deed. The gospel that I have just now read to you, reminds us of this duty, for in [Read More...]

A New Year’s Day Sermon, New York, 1901


NEW YEAR’S DAY. THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE LORD. “And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus.”—Luke ii.21. To-Day is a day of the greatest importance. To-day we close the octave of the festival of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; to-day we are [Read More...]