Scripture Verse

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins.

— 1 St. John ii:1, 2, Comfortable Words at Holy Communion

Parish Youth Play Group Kickoff

Playground

Mark your calendars! The first Parish Youth Play Group will be on Saturday, February 18th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Weather permitting, there will be lots of outdoor activities, such as free play with soccer balls, basketball, and four square. We’ll have indoor activities planned if there’s rain or snow. There will also be a . . . → Read More: Parish Youth Play Group Kickoff

Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter

O God, who didst bestow upon thy blessed Apostle Saint Peter the keys of the kingdom in heaven, and didst appoint unto him the priesthood for the binding and the loosing of sin: Grant, we beseech thee, that by the help of his intercession we may be delivered from the bonds of all our iniquities; . . . → Read More: Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

Missionaries and Martyrs

da costa hours all martyrs

O Eternal Lord God, who by the noble fortitude of missionaries and martyrs hast caused thy Word to grow mightily and to prevail: Pour thy Spirit upon the Church in the land that, by the service and sacrifice of our faith, thy saving health may be known among the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Missionaries and Martyrs

Sexagesima Sunday: Second Sunday before Lent  

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Sexagesima Sunday: Second Sunday before Lent  

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 6

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine baptizing saint Lucilla

St Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (1510—1592). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyr Valentine triumphed over suffering and despised death: Grant, we beseech the, that enduring hardness and waxing valiant in fight, we may with him . . . → Read More: Saint Valentine

The Sermon for Sunday February 12th -Septuagesima

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Sunday Februsary 12th: Septuagesima, 2017

Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 5

Saint Scholastica

Kleinmariazell Altar Scholastica

Saint Scholastica Altar in the Kleinmariazell, Wienerwald, Austria

Blessed be thou, O Heavenly Father, for thy holy Virgin Saint Scholastica, who sought in this life to walk before thee with a perfect heart and now with all the redeemed rejoiceth eternally; through the merits and grace of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who . . . → Read More: Saint Scholastica

The Sermon for Sunday February 5th – Epiphany V

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday February 5th: Epiphany 5, 2017