Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

On this page you will find a collection of past sermons from Holy Trinity Church in Geneva, Switzerland.

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…

Homily for St. Monica and St. Augustne ( 27th August 2020 ) – Alan Amos

In our church calendar,  today is the feastday of St. Monica,  mother of Saint Augustine;   tomorrow the feastday of Augustine.  Today we celebrate them together,  giving thanks for Monica’s faithfulness in love and intercession,  and for Augustine’s witness that it is in the true God alone that our hearts will find their rest. I would also celebrate Monica and Augustine as saints…

Morning Sermon 23rd August John Shepherd

Our epistle this morning is from Paul’s letter to the Romans and includes the phrase: ‘I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship’.   It’s a phrase which has found its way into our liturgies, as in ‘We offer you…

BCP Thursday 20th August: Alan Amos

20   Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153  20    William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890  You might think that it took an act of some imagination to bring together for commemoration Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the founders of the Salvation Army,  William and Catherine Booth.  But it is again the lottery of death,  or rather…

Sermon 16th August Dr Clare Amos

There is a very well known American Old Testament scholar called Walter Brueggemann. Some of you may have heard of him or read one of his books. Years ago he came to preach at the college in Cambridge where I was a tutor. I can still remember the twinkle in his eyes and the delicious – wicked – smile on his face.…

Thursday 6th August – Clare Amos

Alan and I weren’t supposed to be here in Dorset today. Our original plan for August 6 2020 had been to be on the isolated and mountainous Greek island of Ikaria up in one of the island’s hill top villages celebrating first with liturgy in the church, which would then be followed with communal food and wine on trestle tables in the…

Evensong 2nd August – Farewell to Julia – Mike French

My first thought is that it has been a long time since I was standing here. On my cassock, the belt has been let out a notch or two. Thank you for inviting me. Having accompanied Julia in various ways on her journey over nearly 20 years, I’m grateful to be here as she moves on in her life and ministry, and…