Scripture Verse

Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

— Hebrews ix:24, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Ascension]

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 28

Saint Mary Magdalene

Paolo Veronese The Conversion of Mary Magdalene

The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities and know thee in . . . → Read More: Saint Mary Magdalene

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, whose never–failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Tisha B’Av

Hacker By the Waters of Babylon

The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah Chapter 1

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669). From Wikipedia.

1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the . . . → Read More: Tisha B’Av

Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

St Marina the Martyr hammering a devil

St Marina the Martyr hammering a devil, from a Greek hagiography (1858). Margaret of Antioch is known as Marina the Martyr in the Eastern Church. From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost enkindle the flame of thy love in the hearts of thy saints: Grant to our minds the same faith and . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Martyr at Antioch in Pisidia

Saint Osmund

Celtic Cross

O God of grace, who didst turn the thoughts of thy servant Saint Osmund from the cares of this world to the right ordering of thy worship: We humbly beseech thee that thy people, ever standing in the old paths and guided by the Holy Spirit, may offer unto thee an acceptable sacrifice of . . . → Read More: Saint Osmund

Saint Swithun of Winchester

Celtic Cross

Most gracious God, who didst glorify the Church by the life and labours of thy holy Bishop Saint Swithun: Send down, we beseech thee, showers of blessing upon thy people, that they may grow in grace, and in the knowledge and love of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Saint Swithun of Winchester

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity VII

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Trinity VII, July 15th, 2018, is now available in our library of podcasts.

The Sermon for Sunday July 15th – Trinity VII

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 15th: Trinity 7, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 27