Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

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

Who is my neighbour?

HOMILY for the 9h and 10h30 MASSES for the SEVENTH SUNDAY after TRINITY (C) 2016 Today’s Gospel reading includes one of the most well-known of Jesus’ parables – that of the Good Samaritan as it is usually called. Because it is so familiar, and because we think that we can easily understand it, I think that we are inclined to miss perhaps…

A mélange or maybe a melody

HOMILY at the MASSES for the THIRD SUNDAY after TRINITY (MUSIC SUNDAY) (C) 2016 At this particular moment in today’s liturgy, we are faced with an embarrassment of riches.  Or at least, I am faced with one.  Because today there are at least three sermons which I could preach – and unless you want your lunchtime barbecue to be reduced to a…

Glory

HOMILY at CHORAL EVENSONG for the SUNDAY before LENT (C) 2016 On Monday last week, work began on the clearing of the site known as the Jungle, just outside Calais. The Prefect of Pas de Calais has promised an alternative for its many occupants and one hopes that this will be honoured soon and with justice. What clearly was not just was…

Angels ascending and descending

HOMILY at CHORAL EVENSONG for the THIRD SUNDAY in LENT (C) 2016 The General Synod of the Church of England met the week before last and debated – amongst other things – new proposals for training clergy and means of resourcing the future mission of our Church.  It is said that the Church of England (via the Church Commissioners) is sitting on…

The Pharisee and the Publican

HOMILY for the 19h SUNG MASS for the FIRST SUNDAY in LENT (C) 2016 That is a wonderful picture – the one we have just heard in this evening’s Gospel reading – about the Pharisee and the Publican (or Tax Collector). And isn’t it just even more wonderful that we are not at all like the Pharisee! Oh dear – that’s torn…

Unity in Diversity

HOMILY at the 9h MASS for the THIRD SUNDAY of EPIPHANY (C) 2016 The Octave of Prayer for Church Unity has been going on now for over 100 years (the hundredth anniversary was back in 2008). Which might prompt a sceptic to say Is not a hundred years of prayer enough to get what you want? That’s a silly question of course…