Scripture Verse

I was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the LORD.

— Psalm cxxii:1, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer

Garden Party

Only 9 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.

Saint Mark

The Lion of St Mark

Leone marciano andante (The Lion of St Mark) by Vittore Carpaccio (1466–1525), from Wikipedia

O Almighty God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in . . . → Read More: Saint Mark

The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

Celtic Cross

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Wilfrid to be a Bishop in the church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

Saint George

The Martyrdom of Saint George, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1644).

Almighty God, who hast made us heirs of all the victories of faith: Arm us, like Saint George, with such trust in the truth that is invisible, that we may seek no rest from its demands, and have no fear in its service; through . . . → Read More: Saint George

The Sermon for Sunday April 22nd – Easter III

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday April 22nd: Easter 3, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 15

The Third Sunday after Easter

St Stephen's Font Easter 2018

Almighty God, who shewest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday after Easter

Earth Day

John Constable Extensive Landscape with Grey Clouds

For Stewardship of God’s Creation

Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, who hast given unto man dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth: Make us to be diligent . . . → Read More: Earth Day

Saint Beuno

Y Ddraig Goch

Enable us, O Lord, with Saint Beuno and all thy blessed servants to bring the talents and graces of thy giving unto the sole service of thy Church, the body of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. . . . → Read More: Saint Beuno

Saint Anselm

Anselm made Archbishop of Canterbury

“Anselm made Archbishop of Canterbury”, by James William Edmund Doyle (1822–1892) in A Chronicle of England: B.C. 55 – A.D. 1485. From Wikipedia.

Graciously enlighten thy Church, we beseech thee, O Lord: that being illumined by the teaching of blessed Anselm thy confessor and Bishop, it may attain unto eternal gifts; through Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Anselm

For the Cessation of Violence

Bouguereau The First Mourning

In observance of the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.

Almighty God, Creator of all men, unto whom the blood of Abel crieth from the ground: Deliver us, we beseech thee, from the fear and anger which driveth Cain to rise up and slay his brother. Grant us the courage to forgive, . . . → Read More: For the Cessation of Violence