Our rector wins the “John Hines Preaching Award”

Our rector, the Rev. Mike Angell, has been named recipient of Virginia Theological Seminary’s 2020 John Hines Preaching Award. The award is given annually to the outstanding preaching entry “where prophetic voice is central within the sermon.”

Named in honor of the former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, John Hines, the award celebrates the ministry of preaching and its importance in our Church by recognizing outstanding sermons that are deeply grounded in scripture and focused on the seen and unseen needs of the worshipping community, the nation, and the world. 

“The prophet is the person who brings a word from God to a moment. This is an obligation on the church,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president.  “It is exciting to see sermons that are clearly doing this hard work. Rev. Mike Angell is a worthy recipient of this important prize.”

The sermon from November 19, 2019, is entitled “Moral Courage” and can be found on our Youtube Channel here.
A transcript is available on the rector’s blog here.