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.

Pentecost Sunday 23 May 2021

Texts: Acts: 2:1-21; John 15:26-27 & 16:4b-15 Bringing down the barriers It’s celebration time today! For we’re joining together to share together the Feast of Pentecost which is one of the most important days in the life of the Church after Easter and Christmas.   Today we celebrate God’s outpouring of His Holy Spirit on Jesus’ disciples and the birth of the church…

Sunday 16 May 2021 7th Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Sermon for Sunday 16 May 2021  7th Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension Day) Texts: Acts 1:15-17, 21-end; I john 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 Making Choices I was feel quite sorry for both St Mathias and the other candidate, Barsabbas of whom we heard today.  First of all for St Matthias because nothing is heard of him since he was chosen and he…

Sermon 9 May 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter Texts: Acts 10:44-end;  1 John 5:1-6; John 15: 9-17 “You did not choose me but I chose you.  And I appointed you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that shall last, so that the Father may give you whatever you ask him in my name”. I love hiking and the opportunity to explore new places and this…

Sermon Sunday 02 May 2021 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Texts: Acts 8:26-end; Psalm 22:25-end; I John 4: 7-end; John 15: 1-8 Abide- Love –Bear Fruit! One of the great delights of the chaplain’s flat in Geneva which I’m discovering is the balcony.  Actually there are two which is quite incredible. But it’s the large one overlooking the main road which has caught my attention as it receives lots of sunshine as…

Sermon for Sunday 18 April 2021 3rd Sunday of Easter

Texts: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; I John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48 Joy or Disbelief Well I’m finally here and I can hardly believe it! Making a radical, life-changing decision is never going to be easy particularly if we wonder whether that which we are choosing is actually going to be real. I know that from my experience and that’s why I can really…

Easter Day Canon Alan Amos

In the name of God,  Father, Son and life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen It was wonderful to begin our worship today with the Easter candle being lit in Holy Trinity Church. I am grateful to Nicolas Deriaz  for the photograph of our West Window which heads our service sheet.    At the lighting of the candle in church,   some more photographs were taken by…

Maundy Thursday Homily 2021 – Canon Alan Amos

In the name of the Father,  and of the Son,  and of the life-giving Holy Spirit,  Amen. Some words from the New Testament scholar bishop Tom Wright :  by contrast with the other gospel writers,  John takes us with him up a high mountain  and then says quietly to us :  Look,  – from here on a clear day,  you can see…

Wednesday Holy Week Compline Canon Alan Amos

During this Holy Week at Compline  I have been looking at some psalm verses with you,  verses which speak to us of the geography of the holy land and of our spiritual journey. On Monday we found ourselves in the valley,  parched and dry and looking for the waters of refreshment.  On Tuesday we had begun to climb upwards until we reached…

Tuesday Holy Week Compline Canon Alan Amos

Rock In the Name of…….. In these Compline addresses I am looking at verses from the Psalms and seeing how they can address us in our Christian pilgrimage.   Yesterday we were down in the valley;  today we are climbing up from that valley,  and we find the place of a rock,   a place of security and also of shelter from the elements.  …

Monday Compline in Holy Week – Canon Alan Amos

Monday Compline in Holy Week In the name of God…. The Psalms have been over the ages  a source of continual refreshment in the life  of prayer,  in Temple , synagogue and in  Church,  and for many of us in our daily lives as we attempt to pray,  they are a source of great help and comfort.  When I think of the…