Scripture Verse

Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

— Proverbs iii:9,10, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Thanksgiving Day]

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

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Garden Party panorama

You don’t have to travel to England to have a genuine Afternoon Tea. You can find one right here in the Baltimore suburbs—at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête, 6 May 2017, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tea is served in Quimby Hall (the Parish Hall), with continuous service for the duration . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Punch and Judy at the Garden Party

Punch and Judy at 2014 Garden Party

Have you ever seen a Punch & Judy show? We mean, a real Punch & Judy show? If you haven’t, now’s your chance. And if you’ve seen Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at previous Garden Parties, you’ll know how riotously funny it is. There are jokes for all ages, and all the slapstick you’d . . . → Read More: Punch and Judy at the Garden Party

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

Yom HaShoah (יום השואה)

Theresienstadt concentration camp archway

For the Victims of Genocide

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Shoah. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest we forget their anguish and tribulations. Embolden us with thy Holy . . . → Read More: Yom HaShoah (יום השואה)

The Sermon for Sunday April 23rd – Easter I

Fr Michael Belt

Here is the sermon for Easter I: Easter 1, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

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

Saint George

St George and the Dragon by Raphael

“St George and the Dragon” by Raphael (1483–1520)

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 the same . . . → Read More: Saint George

The First Sunday after Easter

font at Easter

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Easter

The Sermon for Sunday April 16th – Easter Day

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for April 16th: Easter Day, 2017