Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons from May 2020

Thursday 28th May 2020 : Saint Augustine of Canterbury – Alan Amos

( transferred from 26th)    Extended Homily, based on the shorter homily given at Holy Communion. Prologue This week the calendar spreads its net wide  to catch a strange kettle of fish  reverend saints extend your pardon – for we have Wesley Brothers, along with Bede Canterbury’s Augustine, Geneva’s Calvin  with Josephine Butler,  Philp Neri and Joan of Arc; let me not shirk calendrical neighbours  to…

Ascension Day Sermon 2020

(please use the link to service sheet as supporting information) The Ascension of Christ is I believe a wonderful and transporting metaphor. In calling it a metaphor I don’t mean that it isn’t real,  but I mean that its reality transcends our understanding.  In scientific terms we no longer think that heaven is “up there.”  Nevertheless, heaven exists as St. John the Evangelist would remind us…

The Unanswered Prayers of Jesus – Alan Amos

(Tapestry, “That they may be one” in Visser t’Hooft Hall at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva) In the feast of the Ascension we have celebrated the homecoming of the risen Lord. Sometimes focussing on the Kingly Majesty of Christ lifted up on high can make us forgetful of the limits he accepted in embracing our human nature, his  being one of us,  and one with us.  After…

Prayer: Remembering and Responding

Rebecca Sangeetha Daniel, Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church Today we observe Rogation Sunday. Do you know what this means? The word rogation comes from the latin word Rogare, meaning to ask, to plead. So rogation Sunday is usually a time where we are called to pray, fast and seek God’s grace and protection, for the crops and creation. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded…

Abide in my love – Chris Welsh 10th May

EASTER 5 2020 ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ said Alice. ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.  ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat. We like certainty, don’t we?  And the further we go down…

Julian of Norwich

Dr Gabriel Byng is spending the year as a Ministry Experience Scheme intern working with the Anglican chaplaincy in Vienna. A historian who has specialised in the late medieval period, he preached the following homily at a Communion service celebrated on 7 May 2020, held under the auspices of Holy Trinity Church, Geneva. The president of the Eucharist was physically in Dorset,…

Sunday Easter 4 – Julia Lacey

Readings: Acts 2.42-end                     Psalm 23                   John 10.1-10 You can feel it, can’t you? There is a real sense of joyful serenity among Jesus’ followers now. They study, pray, eat together. They live in harmony, even more, they share all they have. It is a peaceful scene we are presented with in the readings from Acts. The disciples and their new friends have…