Towel Day

Towel Day

Towel Day, May 25th, commemorates the life and work of Douglas Adams. This collect was first used on Sunday, May 27th, the Feast of Pentecost.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of . . . → Read More: Towel Day

Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

O God, who hast made man’s lips to extol thee, and acceptest the art of his hand and voice: We praise thee for the example of thy servant Aldhelm as a leader of the minds of men and a sweet singer of the divine praises: beseeching thee to continue to the Church in this . . . → Read More: Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

The Sermon for Sunday May 22nd – Trinity Sunday

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Here is the Sermon for Sunday May 22nd: Trinity Sunday, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 18

Trinity Sunday

Trinity by Rublev

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

Saint Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin, by Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, in a rude and barbarous age thou didst raise up thy deacon Alcuin to rekindle the light of learning: Illumine our minds, we pray, that amid the uncertainties and confusions of our own time we may shew forth thy eternal truth; through . . . → Read More: Saint Alcuin

Saint Dunstan

Dunstan

A monk kneeling at the foot of Christ, from the Glastonbury Classbook. The figure is possibly a self-portrait.

Almighty God, who didst raise up Saint Dunstan to restore the discipline of the Church and to be a faithful counsellor of kings: Grant that neither thy Church nor this people may lack gifted rulers, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Dunstan

The First Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Trinity

Tuesday in Whitsun Week

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Pentecost, by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1250–1318). From Wikipedia.

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same . . . → Read More: Tuesday in Whitsun Week

Monday in Whitsun Week

Jean_II_Restout-Pentecôte

Pentecôte (Pentecost), by Jean_II_Restout. From Wikipedia.

Send, we beseech thee, Almighty God, thy Holy Spirit into our hearts, that he may direct and rule us according to thy will, comfort us in all our afflictions, defend us from all error, and lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with . . . → Read More: Monday in Whitsun Week