Scripture Verse

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us.

— Daniel ix:9, 10, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Lent]

Epiphany Lessons & Carols

Only 18 days until Epiphany Lessons and Carols, sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. People of all faiths are welcome, and there is no charge for admission; however, the proceeds of a freewill offering will go to the Christ Child Society of Baltimore. A reception will follow the service, which will last approximately 45 minutes. If you would like to receive email reminders of upcoming Evensongs and other Choral Services, send an email to the Choirmaster at

Christmas Memorial Flowers

Altar at Christmas

The altar at St Stephen’s Anglican Church at Christmas

To make a contribution towards the Church Christmas decorations in honor or memory of a loved one, please download and complete this Christmas flower order form and return it to the church office by the Friday, December 22nd.

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

Fr Hawtin

Every parish has its own character—an ethos or atmosphere which reflects the nature of its members. People who visit various parishes undergo a winnowing process. Either they are attracted by the character of the parish or repelled by it.

Saint Stephen’s is no exception, of course. Undoubtedly, we are just a tad more formal than . . . → Read More: We wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

O Adonai

18 December O Adonai by Philip Chircop SJ

O Adonai, by Philip Chircop SJ. O Antiphon for 18 December.

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.

O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of . . . → Read More: O Adonai

O Sapientia

O sapientia, by Philip Chircop SJ. Antiphon for 17 December.

O sapientia, by Philip Chircop SJ. Antiphon for 17 December.

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly . . . → Read More: O Sapientia

Christmas Schedule 2018

Hans Baldung Nativity

Take a look at our schedule for Christmastide 2018. Of note are the services on Christmas Eve, and the Festival of Lessons & Carols for Epiphany, sung by the Choir of Men and Boys, on Epiphany, January 6th, 2019.

Nativity, by Hans Baldung (1485–1545). From Wikimedia.

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

Ignatius of Antioch

The Martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch, from the Menologion of Basil II (c. 1000). From Wikipedia.

Renew in thy Church, we beseech thee, O Lord, the courage of Ignatius the Martyr, the fervour of his letters, and the faithfulness of his teaching: That men may so burn with love towards thee, as to . . . → Read More: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

The Third Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent III

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday in Advent

Saint Lucy

Francesco del Cossa Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy, by Francesco del Cossa (c. 1430–c. 1477). From Wikimedia.

Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Lucy boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of the world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a . . . → Read More: Saint Lucy

HOLY COW! Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!!

okey dokey

Murgatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd? Heavens to Murgatroyd!

The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, “What the heck is a Jalopy?” He . . . → Read More: HOLY COW! Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!!

Sermon for Advent II

Fr Kerouac

Here is Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Advent II, in both PDF and podcast form.

The Second Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent II

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou . . . → Read More: The Second Sunday in Advent