Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons from April 2020

In Commemoration of Pandita Ramabai – Alan Amos

Homily at the Thursday Eucharist 30th April 2020   At the Thursday Eucharist at Holy Trinity,  when I am presiding,   I try to commemorate whichever saint or teacher occurs in the Church of England calendar.   It is a kind of self-education for me in a way, because through this I learn something more about the great richness and variety of the expressions…

So shall my walk be close with God – Chris Welsh

The gospels contain no eyewitness account of the resurrection itself. Jesus’ followers are convinced by an empty tomb and, overwhelmingly, by the encounters they had with the risen Christ, convincingly alive and in their midst. We know how diverse those meetings are, unexpected of course, many characterised by an incapacity to recognise who it is before them. There are triggers, Mary’s name…

His grace is there ahead of us to provide for us in ways that we cannot imagine in advance Thursday Eucharist in Easter Week 16th April 2020

Easter Collect    Almighty God, who through thy only begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life;We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us, thou dost put into our minds good desires:So by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord;  who…

Easter Sunday

Supposing him to be the gardener… It seems to be a very long time ago now, but at the beginning of Lent, shortly before our lives shifted so strangely, some of you were beginning to explore a Lent course that I had written.  It was called Opening the Scriptures: Setting our hearts on fire. When I was originally invited to write the…

Good Friday Sermon – Dr Clare Amos

In Clare’s sermon she refers to the hymn There in God’s Garden at a couple of points and quotes the words from it. It’s a powerful piece and there is a stunning recording of it – link below I expect that some of you may know the book ‘Peter Abelard’ written by Helen Waddell. It is one of the great classic texts…

Good Friday Revd Richard Cole

The assimilation of our crucified Lord with a great high priest is as ingenious as it is intriguing. The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews – almost certainly not Paul, judging from the style and vocabulary of the Greek – conjures up images of this privileged caste at the temple in Jerusalem. These priests were equally revered, as descendants of the…

Good Friday – Dr Peniel Rajkumar

Psalm 22:1-11 In his poem entitled ‘Saturday People’, the Indian theologian Stanley J. Samartha, reflects upon those he calls as the ‘Saturday people’ – those squeezed between the experience of Good Friday and Easter, …  He writes:  “There are many Saturday people in the world today, to whom Easter does not come. There are no angels to roll the stone away” Children…

Maundy Thursday – Dr Clare Amos

This is the gospel of all inner meaning, The heart of heaven opened to the earth’ During the course of this week it is my privilege to be sharing with you a number of reflections which take, and will take, as their starting point the Gospel readings which are suggested for each day. These readings come from the Gospel of John, and…

Holy Week Compline Services

Monday – Clare Amos As many of you know I enjoy finding and sharing images which depict  or suggest biblical scenes,.  And as I speak to you during the coming week you will be seeing quite a number of such images to illustrate the Gospel passages which I will be reflecting on with you.  Tonight I have chosen a picture which shows…