Lenten Ember Days: II

Ordination by Nicolas Poussin-2

Ordination by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665)

¶ The Lenten (Spring) Ember Days are traditionally observed on the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after the First Sunday in Lent.

O Almighty God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation: We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put . . . → Read More: Lenten Ember Days: II

Lenten Ember Days

Ordination by Nicolas Poussin

Ordination by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665)

¶ The Lenten (Spring) Ember Days are traditionally observed on the Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after the First Sunday in Lent.

O God, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth, and didst send thy blessed Son Jesus . . . → Read More: Lenten Ember Days

Saint Matthias

O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Sermon for Sunday February 22nd – Lent I

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday February 22nd: Lent 1, 2015

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephens News XXVI No7

Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

El Greco Las lágrimas de San Pedro

Las lágrimas de San Pedro (The tears of Saint Peter), by El Greco (1541–1614)

O God, who didst bestow upon thy blessed Apostle Saint Peter the keys of the kingdom in heaven, and didst appoint unto him the priesthood for the binding and the loosing of sin: Grant, we beseech thee, that by the . . . → Read More: Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

The First Sunday in Lent 

O Lord, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights: Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy . . . → Read More: The First Sunday in Lent 

Saturday Family Eucharist cancelled due to snow

The Saturday Family Eucharist for February 21st is cancelled: it’s simply too dangerous to travel the roads right now. Stay home and stay safe. In lieu of the service, consider reading Evening Prayer (page 21 in the BCP), or using the Family version of Evening Prayer (page 589 in the BCP).

Winter Landscape . . . → Read More: Saturday Family Eucharist cancelled due to snow

Lenten Bible Study

This year’s Lenten Bible Study series takes place on Wednesdays in Lent (not including Ash Wednesday or Spy Wednesday): February 25th. and March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. This year’s topic is “Exploring The Torah”, led by Fr Guy Hawtin and Fr Mike Kerouac. Each session will be self-contained, so if you miss one . . . → Read More: Lenten Bible Study

Ash Wednesday 

¶ This Collect is to be said every day in Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Palm Sunday.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily . . . → Read More: Ash Wednesday