Sermon – Palm Sunday

Le dimanche des Rameaux                                                                                     le 28 mars 2021 Un article récent dans le Scientific American a rapporté quelque chose que nous avons tous probablement vécu au cours de la dernière année. COVID-19 a modifié non seulement nos moments éveillés, mais aussi le monde de nos rêves : combien de fois nous rêvons, combien…

Sermon – Lent V

Le cinquième dimanche du Carême                                                                       le 21 mars 2021 Le poète et théologien écossais George McDonald (1824-1905) a dit un jour qu’il pensait que c’était un bien meilleur compliment d’être considéré fiable que d’être aimé. À première vue, j’ai pensé que sa déclaration semblait un peu froide. Préféreriez-vous être considéré comme une personne de…

Sermon – Lent III

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT March 7 , 2021 Exodus 20:1-17 I Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 I want to begin by asking a very ‘modern’ question. How clearly is the personality of Jesus portrayed in the Gospels? Are the Gospels biographies of Jesus, like the biographies of other famous people we can read from the ancient…

Sermon – Lent II

Lent II February 28, 2021 Genesis 17 :1-16 Romans 4 :13-25 Mark 8 :31-38 We are so used to hearing that the Gospel is Good News, that certain verses in the Bible can take us by surprise. Perhaps this is especially true of today’s gospel reading, “If any want to become my followers, let them…

Sermon – Transfiguration

Last Sunday of Epiphany / Transfiguration February 14, 2021 II Kings 2:1-12 II Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 The curious thing about the commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor is that it is the only feast that is observed twice in the liturgical calendar. Since at least the 800’s, the feast of the…

Sermon – Epiphany V

Epiphany V February 7, 2021 Isaiah 40:21-31 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Just before I moved to the United States, I worked for a Bishop of London who was very kind, but noted for plain speaking. He came from the English county of Yorkshire – a part of the country where people have a reputation…

Sermon – La chandeleur

Candlemas January 31, 2021 Malachi 3:1-4 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 I have some poignant memories today. This time last year, we held the last parish reception before the pandemic, and as you probably saw in the opening video, we all had a wonderful time tossing the crêpes after our service. I’ve missed your beloved faces…

Epiphany II – sermon

Epiphany II January 17, 2021 I Samuel 3:1-20 I Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 It’s a fact that most of the world’s population – certainly the majority of those living in Europe, Africa and Asia – don’t know how many generations their families have lived in one particular area. In England and France – the two…

Sermon – Baptism of Our Lord

Epiphany I Baptism of Our Lord January 10, 2021 Genesis 1:1-5 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 As a parish priest, you rarely get to see what happens in other churches on a Sunday morning. I sometimes think that it would be interesting to see what happens in other parishes: to hear someone else preach or worship…

Advent III – Sermon

Advent III December 13, 2020 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-12   I Thessalonians 5:16-24   John 1:6-8, 19-28 Several years ago, the Kirkwood family in Texas prepared a cake in the shape of John the Baptist’s severed head in preparation for something called the Texas Bible Bowl. I think the bowl is a reference to something other than cooking,…