Scripture Verse

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?

— The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]

Cookie Walk

Only 15 days until the Cookie Walk! Choose from a wide assortment of home-baked cookies, homemade jams and jellies, peanut brittle, Christmas puddings, and other delights. Doors open at 9:00 AM, and many items sell out, so be sure to arrive early!

Saint Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

O God, the author of all virtues, by whose gift thy blessed Saint Hilda chose the heavenly vision before the fleeting glories of the world: Grant that we may learn by her example to despise the passing things of earth, and seek after the things which are eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Hugh of Lincoln

Altarpiece from the Carthusian monastery of Saint-Honoré, Thuison-les-Abbeville, France, depicting Saint Hugh of Lincoln with his swan.

O merciful Father, who didst endow thy servant Hugh of Lincoln with a wise and cheerful boldness, and didst teach him how to commend the discipline of holy life to kings and princes: Grant that we, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

It’s time to start thinking about Cookie Walk 2017

Cookie Walk 2016 / Baltimore Sun

Cookie Walk 2016 /(Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Here I am again. They won’t let me air my views on politics or religion or, in fact, anything controversial. All they do is press–gang me into writing commercials for Cookie Walk 2017. The Cookie Walk will be early this year. It takes place . . . → Read More: It’s time to start thinking about Cookie Walk 2017

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

st margaret and the dragon

St Margaret and the Dragon, from Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, by Jean Bourdichon (1457 or 1459 – 1521). From Wikimedia.

O God, who didst call thy servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom, and didst give her zeal for thy Church and love for thy . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

The Sermon for Sunday November 12th – Trinity XXII

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday November 12th: Trinity 22, 2017

The 1662 Prayer Book and the reason we use it

Book of Common Prayer 1662

The title page of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, as printed by John Baskerville in 1762

Television, it must be conceded, has conferred benefits on society, but along with the good has come an abundance of bad. And one of its most serious bits of mischief seems to have gone largely unnoticed: It . . . → Read More: The 1662 Prayer Book and the reason we use it

Saint Dyfrig (Dubricius)

Celtic Cross

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Dyfrig 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: Saint Dyfrig (Dubricius)

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Samuel Seabury

We give thee thanks, O Lord our God, for thy goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by thy holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the . . . → Read More: The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Altar Flowers — Remembrance Sunday, Trinity XXII, 2017

Altar Flowers, Remembrance Sunday, Trinity XXII, 2017

Altar Flowers, Remembrance Sunday, Trinity XXII, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 44