The Sermon for Sunday January 29th – Epiphany IV

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Here is the sermon for Sunday January 29th: Epiphany 4, 2017

King Charles I, Martyr

King Charles I after original by van Dyck

King Charles I, after Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty Father, who by the Apostle of thy dear Son hast taught us to obey God rather than man: Mercifully grant that, as thy servant King Charles was faithful unto death in defence of thy Church, so all . . . → Read More: King Charles I, Martyr

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s Newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 3

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Doctor

Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom of Antioch (Hagios Ioannis Chrysostomos). An early Byzantine mosaic from the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern Istanbul). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst illuminate the minds and warm the hearts of the faithful by the heavenly doctrine and example of Saint John Chrysostom: Call us by thy merciful . . . → Read More: Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Doctor

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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For the Victims of Genocide

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Shoah. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest we forget their anguish and tribulations. Embolden us with thy Holy . . . → Read More: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Sermon for Sunday January 22nd – Epiphany III

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Here is the sermon for Sunday January 22nd: Epiphany 3, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVIII No 2

Saint Vincent, Spanish Deacon and Martyr

Vincent of Saragossa in Prison, School of Francisco Ribalta, 17th century. From Wikipedia.

Vincent of Saragossa in Prison, School of Francisco Ribalta, 17th century. From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy blessed Martyr Vincent with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us in like manner for love of the to despise the prosperity of this world, and to fear non . . . → Read More: Saint Vincent, Spanish Deacon and Martyr

Saint Agnes, Roman Martyr

Saint Agnes Domenichino

Saint Agnes, by Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) (1581–1641). From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost choose the weak things of the world to confound the strong: Mercifully grant that we who celebrate the simplicity of thy child–martyr Saint Agnes may, by thy grace, be pure in heart, firm in faith, and resolute in . . . → Read More: Saint Agnes, Roman Martyr