“Good old” days were “good” only in parts

There were a lot of things about “the good old days” that were no good at all—medicine, for starters. Indeed, if we were still living in the good old days, many of us wouldn’t be living at all. We’d be dead.

This is why I find folks who hanker for the world to return to . . . → Read More: “Good old” days were “good” only in parts

King Charles I, Martyr

Almighty Father, who by the Apostle of thy dear Son hast taught us to obey God rather than man: Mercifully grant that, as thy servant King Charles was faithful unto death in defence of thy Church, so all kings and rulers may constantly endeavour to govern thy people in accordance with thy Holy Word; through . . . → Read More: King Charles I, Martyr

Sermon For Sunday January 29th Epiphany IV

Here is the sermon for Sunday January 29th: Epiphany 4, 2012

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter:St. Stephen’s News XXIII 03

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Saint John Chrysostom

O God, who didst illuminate the minds and warm the hearts of the faithful by the heavenly doctrine and example of Saint John Chrysostom: Call us by thy merciful grace to the knowledge of the truth, and put thy words in our mouth, that we may declare the unsearchable riches of Christ, who with thee . . . → Read More: Saint John Chrysostom

Saint Timothy and Saint Titus

¶ The ancient observance of the feast of Saint Timothy is on January 24. The ancient observance of the feast of Saint Titus is on February 6.

Almighty God, who didst call Timothy and Titus to do the work of evangelists and teachers, and didst make them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand . . . → Read More: Saint Timothy and Saint Titus

Saint Polycarp

¶ The modern observance of this feast is on February 23.

O God, the maker of heaven and earth, who didst give to thy venerable servant, the holy and gentle Polycarp, boldness to confess Jesus Christ as King and Saviour, and stedfastness to die for his faith: Give us grace, after his example, to share . . . → Read More: Saint Polycarp

The Conversion of Saint Paul

O God, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Paul

Saint Timothy

¶ The modern observance of this feast, together with that of Saint Titus, is on January 26.

O God, eternal and only wise, who by the labours of Saint Timothy didst establish and comfort thy people concerning their faith: Grant us grace that like him we may fight the good fight of faith and lay . . . → Read More: Saint Timothy