The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks selected as Recipient of the 2013 John Hines Preaching Award.
The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks, the Rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Port Royal, Virginia, has been named recipient of Virginia Theological Seminary’s 2013 John Hines Preaching Award. The award is given annually to the outstanding preaching entry “where prophetic voice is central within the sermon.”Click here to read the sermon
.Preaching Award Guidelines
1. Who is Eligible?
All Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Laity of the Episcopal Church in America. Sermons preached outside the United States by clergy who are canonically resident in a diocese of the Episcopal Church USA and by lay people who are parishioners in an Episcopal Church USA congregation will be acceptable entries for the award. 2. What Type of Entries Are Accepted?
The prophetic voice must be central within the sermon. Only one sermon per preacher can be submitted, and it should be in text form. Entries can be sent by email as a Word document attachment to: HinesAward@vts.edu
or by mail to the Seminary.3. How Is the Winner Determined and Who Are the Judges?
The John Hines Preaching Award Committee will evaluate and judge each entry without knowledge of the identity of the entrant. Entries should be sermons delivered to a congregation sometime between Advent 2011 and the end of the last Sunday of Pentecost 2012. Entries must be received by the Committee by January 15, 2013. The award recipient will be announced in the spring of the year 2013. 4. What Is the Award?
A cash prize of $2,000 will be given to the winner for his/her use. The sermon will be printed in the Virginia Seminary Journal. 5. When is the Presentation Made?
The presentation will be made in the year that the award recipient is announced. It is hoped that the Awardee will be able to spend several days at the Seminary, preaching and meeting with students, faculty, and alumni/alumnae. The presentation of the award would occur at that time.