Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons from September 2020

HARVEST FESTIVAL An all-age service in Creationtide – Chris Welsh

    27th September 2020 There follows a brief summary of the themes treated in the sermon for this service, delivered from the visual stimulus of the slides within the liturgy on Zoom. Aimed principally at the young people, who took a significant part in all parts of the service, as readers, intercessors and musicians, it was not a formal presentation. The issues…

Eucharist of the Holy Spirit – Alan Amos

Thursday Eucharist 24th September 2019 My friends,  there is a background to why I have decided to dedicate the eucharist today to the Life-giving activity of the Holy Spirit.  Of course it is appropriate for these Covid times,  and that is a part of the reason.  Certainly the reason is not that I have a wish to avoid any of the saints…

Trinity 15 Are you envious because I am generous? 20 September 2020 Chris Welsh

Trinity 15          Holy Trinity Geneva          20 September 2020 Jonah 3.10 – 4.11    Psalm 145 1-8    Philippians 1.21-30   Matthew 20. 1-16 Are you envious because I am generous? The owner of the vineyard captures a theme that runs through our readings today. Generosity is one thing but it can provoke reactions that seem surprisingly inappropriate. We are a perverse lot. Greed and…

Holy Cross Day Homily Clare and Alan Amos

In the name of God,  Father, Son,  and life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen  Clare and I are glad to be able to share in this homily today.  Alan :   The Feast of the Holy Cross, known as Holy Cross Day,  which we have brought forward for our service from September 14, recalls the finding of the true cross by Saint Helena,  mother of the emperor…

St Gregory the Great – Alan Amos 3rd Sept

St. Gregory the Great was born c. 540, Rome —died March 12, 604   and was pope from 590 to 604.   He was a reformer and excellent administrator,  and has been considered to be the “founder” of the medieval papacy,  which exercised both secular and spiritual power. A year ago I spoke about his sending Augustine on the mission to Kent.  I thought I would take a different…