British Garden Party a huge $4K success

“This garden party,” asked the lady at the other end of the telephone, “Is it rain or shine?” It was quite a sensible question, really. It had been raining for much of the day and the forecast for the next days—including, Saturday, May 5th—seemed just as grim. “Oh yes,” I told her, “It is most . . . → Read More: British Garden Party a huge $4K success

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (modern)

¶ The ancient observance of this feast is on July 2.

Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of thine incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping thy word: Grant us who honour the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to thy . . . → Read More: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (modern)

Memorial Day

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, which originated after the American Civil War as a commemoration the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Over the years, the name shifted to “Memorial Day”, as the scope expanded to include all American war dead.

Telling the Bees

(An Old Gloucestershire Superstition)

They dug no . . . → Read More: Memorial Day

Summer Ember Day I

For the supply of Candidates for the Ministry of the Church

From the Scottish Book of Common Prayer, 1912

O Lord Jesus Christ, whose servants Simon Peter and Andrew his brother did at thy word straightway leave their nets to become fishers of men: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to those whom thou . . . → Read More: Summer Ember Day I

Congrats and thanks from Presiding Bishop

The Webmaster notes that he has been tardy in posting items from the Newsletter, and he apologises. He will work his way through the backlog over the next several days.

May 5th, 2012 — Dear Father Hawtin,

Please accept my sincere thanks for all you and St, Stephen’s did for the House of Bishops and . . . → Read More: Congrats and thanks from Presiding Bishop

Tuesday in Whitsun Week

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Monday in Whitsun Week

Send, we beseech thee, Almighty God, thy Holy Spirit into our hearts, that he may direct and rule us according to thy will, comfort us in all our afflictions, defend us from all error, and lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the same Holy Spirit liveth and . . . → Read More: Monday in Whitsun Week

Memorial Day (Observed)

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 in . . . → Read More: Memorial Day (Observed)

A Collect for Towel Day

Towel Day, May 25th, commemorates the life and work of Douglas Adams. This collect was first used on Sunday, May 27th, the Feast of Pentecost.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of thy . . . → Read More: A Collect for Towel Day

Sermon for Sunday May 27th – Whitsunday

Here is the Sermon for Sunday May 27th: Whitsun, 2012