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Sermons from June 2020

The birth of St. John the Baptist, by Canon Alan Amos

The feast day is on 24th June,  but since it is a red-letter day  it is good not to forget about St. John,  but to celebrate him today  ( Thursday 25th June. ) https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/553098397955957402/ I have a sense that in the Anglican Church we tend to relegate John to the past as a figure of some importance in preparing for the coming…

Sermon SS Peter and Paul 28 June 2020 – Chris Welsh

At the edge of the forum in Rome you will find the Mamertine prison where two churches now stand superimposed upon it. I visited that place many years ago, by accident, but as I descended the two levels I was captured by the smallness and the mystery of the place.  On a subsequent visit, I sought it out with greater purpose. In…

A Meditation – Clare Bangasser 21st June Evening Prayer

Good evening! My name is Claire Bangasser and I worship at JohnXXIII. Thank you for inviting me to speak today. I feel very honored and moved. Holy Trinity Church is a place of friendship and healing for me. A place of friendship, because through the Cursillo movement and the Ignatian Way, I have found dear friends at Holy Trinity. They are here…

Trinity 2 – Chris Welsh

This week, we land with a bit of a thump, back in Ordinary Time. The bright lights of Easter, the spirit-filled promise of Pentecost, the interwoven Trinity and the gift of the Sacrament in Corpus Christi. These are celebrations that take us to the pinnacle of our Christian experience. Today’s readings bring us to the hard realities of discipleship. They are tough…

Bernard Mizeki, apostle to the Shona people, martyr, and Alban first martyr of Britain – BCP Eucharist 18th June – Alan Amos

Bernard Mizeki,  apostle to the Shona people,  martyr,  and Alban first martyr of Britain Today is the commemoration of the martyr Bernard Mizeki,  and Saturday, as we must not forget,  is the feast of St. Alban.  Let us than hold them in mind together. In Christian art,   the rules of time often do not apply;   take those scenes of the adoration of…

Evensong 1th June Christine Housel

12 So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God[c] and his decrees that I am commanding you…

THANKSGIVING FOR HOLY COMMUNION (CORPUS CHRISTI) 14th June 2020 Chris Welsh

Our youngest, when she was two, came to the communion rail on her mother’s hip. At the distribution, she reached out her hand and peered into the ciborium, then stared down the priest, daring him almost to give her a wafer. ‘Break her off a bit’, he said to my wife, who did so, to be met with the stubborn refusal only…

Corpus Christi – Alan Amos

This feast is very rich in meaning; and, not unusually for me, this homily is quite different from the one I planned to give a few days ago.  So, I supplement this homily with some extra thoughts and material at the end, to explore some other dimensions to “Corpus Christi.” There is no better interpreter of today’s feast of thanksgiving for holy…

Trinity Sunday – Alan Amos

Holy Trinity Geneva Sermon,  the feast of the Holy Trinity 7th June  2020 (by Zoom) In the name of God,  Father, Son and life-giving holy Spirit, Amen If we try to grasp or understand God with the reason alone,  we are bound to fail.  To experience God as Trinity we need the heart,   the heart as understood in the Scriptures, the centre…

Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr, c.675 – 5 June 754 AD – Alan Amos

Homily given by Revd Canon Alan Amos  at Holy Communion on Thursday 4th June 2020  for Holy Trinity,  Geneva Saint Boniface,   bishop and martyr,   c.675 – 5 June 754 AD With some saints we have the problem of very little information and few sources; however with St. Boniface we have a wealth of information including a number of his sermons.  So the…