Scripture Verse

Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

— Revelation iv:8, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Trinity]

Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Anne

The Education of the Virgin, with Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640)

O God, who didst choose blessed Joachim from among the company of thy Saints, that of him might be begotten the Mother of thy Son: Grant that we who on his feast day devoutly . . . → Read More: Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Mary, Mother of God (The Dormition, or Falling–Asleep, of the Theotokos)

Rubens woman of apocalypse

The Virgin as the Woman of the Apocolypse, by Pierre Paul Rubens (1577—1640). From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thine incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through . . . → Read More: Saint Mary, Mother of God (The Dormition, or Falling–Asleep, of the Theotokos)

Jonathan Myrick Daniels

Crawford Notch

Crawford Notch, by Thomas Hill (1829–1908). From Wikipedia.

O God of justice and compassion, who dost put down the proud and the mighty from their place, and dost lift up the poor and afflicted: We give thee thanks for thy faithful witness Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who, in the midst of injustice and violence, . . . → Read More: Jonathan Myrick Daniels

Blessed Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Anonymous portrait of Jeremy Taylor, from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. From . . . → Read More: Blessed Jeremy Taylor

The Sermon for Sunday August 11th – Trinity XI

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday August 11th: Trinity 11, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

Scriptorium monk at work

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX, No 31

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

O God, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in shewing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Claire of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi saving a child from a wolf

Saint Clare of Assisi saving a child from a wolf by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482)

O God of mercy, who hast inspired blessed Saint Clare with the love of poverty: Grant us so to follow Christ in poverty of spirit, that we may come to the joyful vision of thy glory in the . . . → Read More: Saint Claire of Assisi

Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

Martyrdom of St Lawrence

The Martyrdom of St Lawrence by Tintoretto (1518–1594). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

O God, who gavest grace to thy servant Laurence to be a wise guardian of the treasures of the Church, a faithful attendant upon his chief, and a bold witness in his martyrdom to the Christian faith: . . . → Read More: Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

The Name of Jesus

Ut in nomine Jesu

Cartel with the inscription “Ut in nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur coelestium, terrestrium et infernorum” (“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” Philippians 2:10) by Antonio Raggi and Leonardo Retti after a design by il Baciccio. Vault . . . → Read More: The Name of Jesus