Corpus Christi

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast left unto us a memorial of thy passion: Grant us, we beseech thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father and the . . . → Read More: Corpus Christi

Memorial Day

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

A sheep’s tale

“And he shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Sheep are mentioned in the Bible over 500 times and, even though most of us have never been exposed to sheep farming, we . . . → Read More: A sheep’s tale

Pictures and Pictures and Pictures

We’ve got tons of pictures for you! First off, we have some pictures from Annie Hawkins’s retirement party. Next we have a few pictures of the preparation for the Garden Party. And finally we have a slew of additional pictures from the Garden Party itself, courtesy of Don Ruthig.

Anne . . . → Read More: Pictures and Pictures and Pictures

Memorial Day Observed

From A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors (1941)

I. For Justice and Freedom

O God, the King of righteousness, lead us, we pray thee, in ways of justice and peace; inspire us to break down all tyranny and oppression, to gain for every man his due reward, and from every man his due service; . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Observed

The Venerable Bede

O God, the light of our fathers, the rock of their whole strength: Grant us, with thy servant Saint Bede, all diligence to study the noble works thou didst in their days, that we may discern and trust thy power in our own; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Heavenly father, who . . . → Read More: The Venerable Bede

Sermon for Sunday May 26th – Trinity Sunday

Here is the sermon for Sunday May 26th: Trinity Sunday, 2013

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIV No 20

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen Saint Augustine to bring the English people, by his travail, unto the faith and grace of Christ: Grant to thy servants in this age a like courage that, by the pure witness of faith and well–doing, thy knowledge and Name may be enlarged upon the earth; through the . . . → Read More: Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Trinity Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us . . . → Read More: Trinity Sunday