Scripture Verse

So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

— St. John iii:16, Comfortable Words at Holy Communion

Memorial Day (Observed)

An aerial view of the USS Arizona Memorial

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in . . . → Read More: Memorial Day (Observed)

The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede Translates John

The Venerable Bede Translates John by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932)

O God, the light of our fathers, the rock of their whole strength: Grant us, with thy servant Saint Bede, all diligence to study the noble works thou didst in their days, that we may discern and trust thy power in our own; through . . . → Read More: The Venerable Bede

Rogation Monday

Plow Boy

Plow Boy by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandman Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikiart.

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We beseech thee to pour forth thy blessing upon this land, and to give us a fruitful season; that we, constantly receiving thy bounty, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy . . . → Read More: Rogation Monday

National Sorry Day

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocentsby Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525?–1569)

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those members of Australia’s Aboriginal People. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest . . . → Read More: National Sorry Day

Saint Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury

Westminster Cathedral Non Angli sed Angeli si Christiani

Non Angli sed Angeli si Christiani, Glass inlay mosaic of Saints Augustine and Gregory in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine, Westminster Cathedral, London. From Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen Saint Augustine to bring the English people, by his travail, unto the faith and grace of Christ: Grant . . . → Read More: Saint Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury

The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Lord, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

¶ Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are the . . . → Read More: The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Towel Day

Towel Day

The Holy Spirit, by Giaquinto Corrado (1703-1765). From Wikimedia.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of thy Holy Comforter; that we should not panic in the face of all the . . . → Read More: Towel Day

Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

Celtic Cross

O God, who hast made man’s lips to extol thee, and acceptest the art of his hand and voice: We praise thee for the example of thy servant Aldhelm as a leader of the minds of men and a sweet singer of the divine praises: beseeching thee to continue to the Church in this . . . → Read More: Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

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Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 19 May 29th

Saint Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin, by Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, in a rude and barbarous age thou didst raise up thy deacon Alcuin to rekindle the light of learning: Illumine our minds, we pray, that amid the uncertainties and confusions of our own time we may shew forth thy eternal truth; through . . . → Read More: Saint Alcuin