Scripture Verse

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

— Psalm cxli:2, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer

Cookie Walk

Only 17 days until the Cookie Walk! Choose from a wide assortment of home-baked cookies, homemade jams and jellies, peanut brittle wreaths, and other delights. Doors open at 9:00 AM, and many items sell out, so be sure to arrive early!

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

Today a policeman’s lot is not a very happy one

Fr Hawtin

Policemen were among our greatest heroes when I was a boy—not just the cops on the silver screen and radio (TV service was quite rudimentary back then), but those who patrolled the highways and byways of England’s villages and cities.

Like their American counterparts, they were tough guys—that goes without saying. But, except on embassy . . . → Read More: Today a policeman’s lot is not a very happy one

Veterans Day

Remembrance Day poppy

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun . . . → Read More: Veterans Day

Saint Martin

San Martín y el mendigo

San Martín y el mendigo (Saint Martin and the beggar), by El Greco (1541–1614). From Wikimedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst endue thy soldier Saint Martin with the spirit of sacrifice, and didst exalt him as Bishop to be a great defender of the Faith: Grant us grace to follow in his . . . → Read More: Saint Martin

Cookie Walk ’18: Getting ready for The Big Event!

Cookie Walk 2016 / Baltimore Sun

Well, the temperatures are getting to be more seasonal, and with them our moods should be turning toward preparations for the Annual Cookie Walk. Along with Thanksgiving decorations in our houses, the anticipation of fresh cookie dough aromas should be entering our collective consciences.

Cookie Walk 2016 /(Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media . . . → Read More: Cookie Walk ’18: Getting ready for The Big Event!

This week’s Newsletter

hermit at work on a manuscript

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

Kristallnacht

Jews burned alive

Almighty God, Maker of all things, and Judge of all men: We are all sinners before thee, and equally desirous of thy grace. Embolden our hearts to confront them that would lay scorn and trouble upon thy Chosen People. We are all children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that multitude of people which are like . . . → Read More: Kristallnacht

Anglican Saints and Worthies

Also known as “Saints, Martyrs, Missionaries, and Doctors of the Church of England” and “Saints of the British Isles”

Almighty God, we bless thy Holy Name for all thy saints, and most especially for all the Anglican saints and worthies who have laboured in thy vineyard. Endow us, we beseech thee, with minds clear, . . . → Read More: Anglican Saints and Worthies

Saint Willibrord

Saint Willibrord after Abraham Bloemaert

Saint Willibrord after Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651)

O Lord Jesus Christ, who callest to thee whom thou willest, and sendest them whither thou dost choose: We thank thee for calling thy servant Willibrord to preach the Gospel to the Northern people; and we humbly pray thee to raise up among us those who will go . . . → Read More: Saint Willibrord

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s Newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 43