Saint Sylvester

Most merciful God, we humbly pray thee, that like as when thy blessed Abbot Sylvester was devoutly meditating over an open tomb on the vanity of this life, thou didst vouchsafe to call him thence unto the desert, and to adorn him with a life of wondrous merit: so thou wouldest enable us after his . . . → Read More: Saint Sylvester

The Holy Innocents

O Almighty God, who out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths: Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so strengthen us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, and constancy of our faith even unto death, we may . . . → Read More: The Holy Innocents

Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

Merciful Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it, being illumined by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John, may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Christmastide Sermon

Here is the Sermon for Sunday December 24-25: Christmas 2011

Chlidren’s Service Christmas Story

Every year Fr. Guy writes a special story for the Children’s Christmas Service : Christmas Story, 2011

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXII 51

Saint Stephen Proto-Martyr

Grant, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first . . . → Read More: Saint Stephen Proto-Martyr

The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only–begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed . . . → Read More: The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

O Lord Jesus Christ, thou that art higher than the highest and didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb: Humble us under thy mighty hand, that we may be accounted true citizens of the heavenly kingdom; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Christmas Schedule

Check out the schedule of services for Christmastide. And if you’re planning on attending the Choral Midnight Mass, be sure to arrive early: it’s likely to be crowded.