For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels

Brussels at night

Written for remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, 2013, and first used on Sunday, April 21st, 2013. Reused on September 22nd, 2013, for the victims of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Washington, DC, and on too many occasions since.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels

Tuesday in Holy Week 

Christ at the Column

O Lord God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Tuesday in Holy Week 

Here is the Sermon for Sunday March 20th at Roland Park Place

Every month a service is held at Roland Park Place in Baltimore and going forward we shall be posting the sermon from that service. Here is the sermon for yesterday – Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday, 2016 – Roland Park Place

Monday in Holy Week

The Agony in the Garden Giuseppe Cesari

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Monday in Holy Week

The Sermon for Sunday March 20th – Palm Sunday

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday March 20th: Palm Sunday, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 10

Palm Sunday

Entry into Jerusalem

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1280–1348). From Wikipedia

¶ This Collect is to be said every day, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Good Friday.

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, . . . → Read More: Palm Sunday

Afternoon Tea Schedule Adjustment

There will be no Afternoon Tea in April, due to the ACA Executive Council meeting, which St Stephen’s will be hosting April 12–14.

Also, there will be no separate Afternoon Tea in May, because Afternoon Tea will be available at the annual British Garden Party and Fête on May 7th.

Regular Afternoon Teas . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea Schedule Adjustment

Holy Week Schedule 2016

Mikhail Nesterov The Empty Tomb

The schedule for this year’s Holy Week includes at least one service every day. Highlights are the Choral Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar on Maundy Thursday (March 24th at 7:00 PM), the Seven Last Words from the Cross (a preaching service) and the Children’s Way of the Cross on Good Friday (March 25th . . . → Read More: Holy Week Schedule 2016

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Guido Reni St Joseph with the Infant Jesus

St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikipediea (Web Gallery of Art)

O God, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thine incarnate Son and the spouse of his virgin mother: Give us grace to imitate his uprightness . . . → Read More: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary