Saint Catherine of Sienna

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who keep the heavenly birthday of thy holy Virgin Saint Catherine may be conformed to the pattern of her hidden life with thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Sermon for Sunday April 28th – Easter IV

Here is the sermon for Sunday April 28th: Easter IV 2013

Report of the People’s Warden

State of the Church: Part I

A warden is a person charged with the care or keeping of “things”. In the case of the Anglican Church, the “things” are order and peace, the church buildings and facilities, and the properties belonging to the church.

Wardens have a particular duty to maintain order and peace in . . . → Read More: Report of the People’s Warden

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIV No 16

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Just the facts

With just over two weeks to go before the Garden Party we’ve shifted our efforts into high gear to make this the best Garden Party ever. Our needs are many, so in the interest of brevity here are “just the facts” of how you can help.

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Saint Mark

O Almighty God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lack of manners = murder

An example of the sort of panic terrorism is intended to engender can be seen in the hysterical debate and rushed legislation that has followed on the heels of the hideous school massacre at Newtown, Connecticut.

Regardless of one’s opinions on gun control—pro and contra—it should be clear that none of the proposed or enacted . . . → Read More: Lack of manners = murder

Saint George

Almighty God, who hast made us heirs of all the victories of faith: Arm us, like Saint George, with such trust in the truth that is invisible, that we may seek no rest from its demands, and have no fear in its service; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with . . . → Read More: Saint George

Don’t let fears hand terrorists a victory

It seems reasonable to suspect the horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon was the work of Islamic fundamentalists or their sympathizers. At the time of writing, however, no suspected culprits had been publicly identified.

Not surprisingly, immediately after the explosion federal and local law enforcement agencies went on high alert.

In Baltimore and . . . → Read More: Don’t let fears hand terrorists a victory