Saint Sylvester 

Most merciful God, we humbly pray thee, that like as when thy blessed Abbot Sylvester was devoutly meditating over an open tomb on the vanity of this life, thou didst vouchsafe to call him thence unto the desert, and to adorn him with a life of wondrous merit: so thou wouldest enable us after his . . . → Read More: Saint Sylvester 

Time off for good behaviour

Medieval writing desk

As has been our custom, this will be the last issue of Saint Stephen’s News until January 13th. It’s also a fitting time to say thank you to the stalwart gang which gathers every Thursday morning to prepare our newsletter for posting: Donna Szper, Joyce Perlberg, Mar Bobst, Jim Halbert, and Annie Hawkins. Special . . . → Read More: Time off for good behaviour

Christmas Decorations

altar on christmas eve

Fr John Novicki took a panorama view of the chancel on Christmas Eve. Pretty spectacular, don’t you think? If you’d like to see for yourself, most of the decorations should be up through Epiphany. You could join us for a Festival of Lessons & Carols for Epiphany on Sunday, January 4th, 2015, at . . . → Read More: Christmas Decorations

Saint Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

O God, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyr Thomas triumphed over suffering, and despised death: Grant, we beseech thee, that enduring hardness, and waxing valiant in fight we may with him receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Sermon for Sunday December 28th – The Feast of The Holy Innocents

Here is the sermon for Sunday December 28th: Feast of The Holy Innocents, 2014

The Holy Innocents

O Almighty God, who out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths: Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so strengthen us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, and constancy of our faith even unto death, we may . . . → Read More: The Holy Innocents

The First Sunday after Christmas Day

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only–begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Christmas Day

Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist 

Merciful Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it, being illumined by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John, may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Sermon for Thursday December 25th – Christmas Day

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Thursday December 25th: Christmas Day, 2014

The Christmas Eve Children’s Story

Fr Hawtin

Every year Fr. Hawtin writes a story for the Christmas Eve Children’s Carol Service: Christmas Childrens Story, 2014