Scripture Verse

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?

— The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]

Garden Party

Only 1 month and 13 days until the British Garden Party and Fête! Come experience a bit of Jolly Olde England right here in Timonium. Have High Tea in the Parish Hall Tea Room, or have Cornish and Welsh Pasties, Ploughman's Lunches, wine, and beer on tap at the Pheasant and Firkin Pub on the parish grounds. Hear a Pipe Band and join in for some English country dancing.

James de Koven, Priest

Celtic Cross

Almighty and Everlasting God, the source and perfection of all virtues, who didst inspire thy servant James De Koven to do what is right and to preach what is true: Grant that all ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may afford to thy faithful people, by word and example, the knowledge of thy grace; . . . → Read More: James de Koven, Priest

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop

Thomas Cranmer by Gerlach Flicke

Portrait of Thomas Cranmer, by Gerlach Flicke (1495–1558). From Wikimedia

Merciful God, who through the work of Thomas Cranmer didst renew the worship of thy Church by restoring the language of the people, and through whose death didst reveal thy power in human weakness: Grant that by thy grace we may always worship . . . → Read More: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop

Saint Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino

St Benedict medal (front)

Almighty and everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Benedict, to walk as one family in the excellent paths of obedience, that thy blessing may prosper the works of our hands, and thine ears be open unto our prayers; . . . → Read More: Saint Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Guido Reni St Joseph with the Infant Jesus

St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikipediea (Web Gallery of Art)

O God, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thine incarnate Son and the spouse of his virgin mother: Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of . . . → Read More: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Sermon for Sunday March 18th – Passion Sunday

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Her is the sermon for Sunday March 18th: Passion Sunday, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 10

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: Passion Sunday

Lenten altar

We beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Patrick

St Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland

St Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland, shown with the shamrock he used to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity

O God, who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick to be the Apostle of the Irish people, that he might cause the light of the Gospel to shine in the world: Grant us . . . → Read More: Saint Patrick

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

Saint Gregory the Great inspired by a dove

Saint Gregory the Great inspired by a dove. By the Master of the Registrum Gregorii (a collection of the letters of Gregory the Great). From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who gavest thy servant Saint Gregory a great apostleship in the Church, and among manifold cares an earnest longing to convert the English . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Almight God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn the loss of an hour and dread the earlier coming of thy most bright and glorious morning light; that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love and tender mercies . . . → Read More: Daylight Saving Time Sunday