Sermons and Statements from
around the diocese
on the killing of George Floyd

Our clergy are filled with love and joy for the whole world. You can see it on their often smiling faces. But this week they have had to express sobering messages and anger and sadness while hoping to present the peace of Christ into the world. As the Rev. Randy Callender preached on Pentecost, “But it is my responsibility to address the reality of evil, to help you see God’s peace in the midst of chaos. It is my calling to help you fight for air, to fight for breath when the world is causing you to say, ‘I can’t breathe.'”

More pieces will be posted here as we receive them. Click on the photo or name to view each sermon or statement by our clergy.

Bishop Sutton and Ford Rowan

Racial Trauma: a dialogue on how we can heal

Ramelle McCall

The Rev. Ramelle McCall is urban missioner for the Diocese of Maryland and rector of Holy Trinity, Baltimore

Rob Boulter

The Very Rev. Rob Boulter, dean, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore

Grey Maggiano

The Rev. Grey Maggiano is the rector of Memorial, Bolton Hill, Baltimore and co-chair of the diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Randy Callender

The Rev. Randy Callender is the rector of St. Philip’s, Annapolis



Stewart Lucas

The Rev. Stewart Lucas, rector, Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter and president of the Standing Committee

Bob Ihloff

The Right Rev. Robert Ihloff is assisting bishop in the Diocese of Maryland. Read more about Bishop Ihloff.

Rhetta Wiley

The Rev. Henrietta Wiley is priest in charge of Trinity, Towson

Todd Young

The Rev. Todd Young is the rector of St. John’s, Hagerstown.

Anjel Scarborough

The Rev. Anjel Scarborough is the interim rector of St. Thomas, Owings Mills

Steve Holt

The Rev. Steve Holt begins as rector of Guardian Angel, Baltimore at the end of June.