Scripture Verse

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the LORD Jesus Christ. — Philippians i:2, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer

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For the Victims of the Wildfires in Eastern Tennessee

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For the Victims of a Natural Cataclysm

O Lord of Hosts, who lookest on the earth, and it trembleth; who touchest the hills, and they smoke: in thy great mercy, soothe the suffering of thy servants devastated by the wildfires in eastern Tennessee. Grant peace to them that perished, and comfort to them that mourn . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Wildfires in Eastern Tennessee

Cookie Walk in the News!

Cookie Walk 2016 / Baltimore Sun

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

St Stephen’s Cookie Walk (which, by all accounts, was a great success) was covered by the local news media. Check out this gallery of pictures in the Baltimore Sun.

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Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

St Ambrose converting Theodosius

St Ambrose converting Theodosius

O God, who didst give to thy servant Ambrose grace eloquently to proclaim thy righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honour of thy Name: Mercifully grant to all bishops and pastors such excellency in preaching, and fidelity in ministering thy word, that thy people . . . → Read More: Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

Saint Nicholas of Myra

Ilja Repin Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death

Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death by Ilja Repin (1844–1930).

Almighty God, who in thy love didst give to thy servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness both on land and seas: Grant, we pray thee, that thy Church may never cease to work for the happiness . . . → Read More: Saint Nicholas of Myra

New Sermon Podcast by Fr Kerouac

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Fr Kerouac’s sermon from this morning, Advent II (25 November 2016) is now available as a podcast. You can find past podcasts on the Podcasts page in the Library.

http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Fr-Kerouac-Sermon-2016-11-25.mp3

The Sermon for Sunday December 4th – Advent II

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday December 4th: Advent 2, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 46

Saint Clement of Alexandria

Martyrdom of St Clement

Martyrdom of St Clement, by Bernardino Fungai (1460–1516).

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Clement of Alexandria: Enrich it evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and doctrine may set forth to all men the truth of . . . → Read More: Saint Clement of Alexandria

The Second Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent II

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou . . . → Read More: The Second Sunday in Advent

Saint Birinus

Celtic Cross

We beseech thee, O Lord, to pour thy grace on all who go to other lands, publishing the Word of salvation: That, following the patient labours of Saint Birinus, who brought to us the Gospel from beyond the sea, they may gather many believers into the fold of thy holy Church; through the merits . . . → Read More: Saint Birinus