Time to tell Hollywood: Physician, heal thyself

As I observed a few of weeks ago, Charlotte and I have watched more television during the past couple of months than at any other time during our lives. And closer acquaintance with the boob tube tends to get a fellow thinking. For example, it seems strange to me that folks who so often complain . . . → Read More: Time to tell Hollywood: Physician, heal thyself

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

Inspire by thy blessed Spirit, O Lord God, all Bishops and Pastors, that they may tend their flocks after the pattern of thy servant Saint Aidan, with gentleness and strength; that thy people may be shepherded with the holy love of our Redeemer Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, . . . → Read More: Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour, by preaching of repentance: Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, . . . → Read More: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Saint Augustine of Hippo

O God, who from among the people of Africa didst raise up thy servant Augustine to be a Bishop and Doctor of the Church: Grant us so to follow him in paths of penitence and discipline that we may attain to the vision of thy glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and . . . → Read More: Saint Augustine of Hippo

Sermon for Sunday August 26th – Trinity XII

Here is the sermon for Sunday August 26th: Trinity 12, 2012

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIII 33

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not . . . → Read More: The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Come, bloom with us

The Flower Committee is looking for new recruits to help beautify the church for the Sunday services and to join us in planning the floral decorations for the great Holy Days of Christmas and Easter. No experience is necessary. All you need is “a good eye” and we will teach you the rest. Men are . . . → Read More: Come, bloom with us

Saint Bartholomew

O Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word: Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Time for a hypocritical tribute to virtue … ?

The most profound social change that has taken place over the past half–century or so has been the abandonment of moral absolutes in favor of “situation ethics”—ethics that change according to the situation in which they are being applied.

In the early 1960s, for instance, John Profumo, the British defense minister, resigned his office in . . . → Read More: Time for a hypocritical tribute to virtue … ?