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

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…

Sermon – Épiphanie III

Epiphany III January 24, 2021 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 I Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 What is the difference between a ceremony or a ritual (happy or sad), and the liturgy? We have a tendency to confuse the two, and it must be said that what we observe at times in churches or in the public square…

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…

Epiphany Sermon

Epiphany January 3rd 2021 Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12. The Church is living through unprecedented times at the moment. More than two thousand years after Jesus’ birth and almost four hundred years after the founding of our own congregation, the pattern of our life has rarely been so tested as it is today. The…

Sermon – Advent IV

Last Sunday of Advent December 20th 2020 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 Since the very start of the pandemic, we have often found ourselves in the same position as Mary when the angel came to visit her: all alone in our rooms. Perhaps she is even suffering a little from her loneliness.…

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,…

Sermon – Advent II

Advent II December 6, 2020 Isaiah 40:1-11, II Peter 3:8-18, Mark 1:1-8 Sheep farming is a lot harder than people imagine. You can pretty much leave goats to themselves. They are very hardy, they can eat almost anything and they don’t take as much personal attention as sheep. In Israel and Judah, goats were raised…