This category includes all of our sermons. Every Sermon is posted in English, followed by its French translation.

Sermon – Epiphany IV 2023

Epiphany IV January 29, 2023 Micah 6 :1-8 I Corinthians 1 :18-31 Matthew 5 :1-12 It is a rather wonderful thing to belong to a multi-lingual congregation. At our parish receptions we don’t just hear French and English spoken, but many other languages too. I suspect that many of us have felt our lives enriched by learning another…

Sermon – Epiphany III

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY January 22, 2023 Isaiah 9:1-4 I Corinthians 1:10-17 Matthew 4:12-23 Most marketing experts will tell you that our New Year’s Resolutions begin to fizzle out sometime during the third week in January. Because our culture rejoices in telling us how we can be more beautiful, healthy and fulfilled people, we…

Sermon – Epiphany II

Epiphany II 15 January 2023 Isaiah 49:1-7 I Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-41 It seems to me that wherever you go in the Christian world, people have very different ideas about the significance and meaning of the rite of baptism. What is baptism ‘for’ exactly? I’ve preached for many baptism services over the years – most…

Sermon – Epiphany

Epiphany January 8th, 2023 Isaiah 60:1-6    Ephesians 3:1-12     Matthew 2:1-12 Look around you, and you will see many depictions of stars in the church. I’m afraid that some of them might look a bit tarnished at the moment because of the recent fire. There are not only the stars that we use to decorate the…

Sermon – The Holy Name of Jesus

The Holy Name of Jesus January 1, 2023 Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:15-21 According to Jewish law and tradition, a male child had to be taken to the temple eight days after it was born. There, the child was named and circumcised, and thus became a full member of the family of God’s Chosen…

Sermon – Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2022 Given the fact that Christmas is all about the birth of a child, it isn’t surprising that many of the most famous Christmas hymns are lullabies. Perhaps the most famous of them all is ‘Silent night’, translated into many languages and was first sung in English here in New York City at…

Sermon Advent IV

ADVENT IV December 18, 2022 Isaiah 7:10-16 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 I feel a bit sorry for Joseph. He’s the one character in the nativity story to whom one gives only passing attention. Even the star and the donkey feature more prominently in popular imagination than he does. Is it because Joseph is something of…

Trunk of Jesse stained glass window

Sermon – Advent II

Advent II December 4, 2022 Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7. 18-19 Romans 14:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 When I told my mother a little over 3 years ago that I was going to enroll in a master’s degree in theology, she asked me why, a little surprised, and then she told me that I was probably going to…

Advent I 22

Advent I November 27, 2022 Isaiah 2 :1-5 Romans 13 :11-14 Matthew 24 :36-44   My paternal grandmother was quite a colorful character. She was a faithful churchgoer, and certainly played an important part in my own faith formation through her kindness and through the way she brought Bible stories to life. But it was never a good…