The Sermon for Sunday April 30th – Easter II

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday April 30th: Easter 2, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 16

Saint Catherine of Siena

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482)

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who keep the heavenly birthday of thy holy Virgin Saint Catherine may be conformed to the pattern of her hidden life with thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Second Sunday after Easter

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Almighty God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through . . . → Read More: The Second Sunday after Easter

Jumble at the Garden Party

White Elephant booth

One of the highlights of St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête is the Portobello Road White Elephant Booth. This booth features some of the most elegant jumble in the state of Maryland. Glassware, china, kitchen appliances, knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, curios, you name it. The objects range from the mundane to the eccentric. And everything is . . . → Read More: Jumble at the Garden Party

Saint Mark

The Lion of St Mark

Leone marciano andante (The Lion of St Mark) by Vittore Carpaccio (1466–1525), from Wikipedia

O Almighty God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in . . . → Read More: Saint Mark

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Garden Party panorama

You don’t have to travel to England to have a genuine Afternoon Tea. You can find one right here in the Baltimore suburbs—at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête, 6 May 2017, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tea is served in Quimby Hall (the Parish Hall), with continuous service for the duration . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Punch and Judy at the Garden Party

Punch and Judy at 2014 Garden Party

Have you ever seen a Punch & Judy show? We mean, a real Punch & Judy show? If you haven’t, now’s your chance. And if you’ve seen Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at previous Garden Parties, you’ll know how riotously funny it is. There are jokes for all ages, and all the slapstick you’d . . . → Read More: Punch and Judy at the Garden Party

The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

Celtic Cross

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Wilfrid to be a Bishop in the church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: The Translation of Saint Wilfrid

Yom HaShoah (יום השואה)

Theresienstadt concentration camp archway

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: Yom HaShoah (יום השואה)