Saint Peter

reni crucifixion of st peter

The Crucifixion of St Peter, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikiart.

O Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and . . . → Read More: Saint Peter

Two more sermon podcasts!

The sermons for Trinity I and Trinity II are now available as podcasts. Remember that you can find many old sermons in our podcast library.

Sermon by Fr Hawtin for Trinity I:

http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Trinity-1-GPH.mp3

Sermon by Fr Belt for Trinity II:

http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Trinity-2-MWB.mp3

Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Almighty God, who of old through thy servant Irenæus didst hand on the faith and extend thy Church; Keep it true to the apostolical tradition and fervent to win new peoples for thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who didst uphold thy servant . . . → Read More: Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

Wonderful Afternoon Tea in June!

Frs Hawtin and Ludwig at Tea

Annie Hawkins served up yet another wonderful Afternoon Tea last week. We have a gallery of pictures (courtesy Carolyn Kerouac) which might entice you to sign up for the next tea.

Frs Hawtin and Ludwig at Tea

There’s nothing silly about our Silly Summer Suppers

Silly Summer Supper

The moment you have all been waiting has arrived. At 6:30 PM, each Wednesday, starting July 12th, the chefs of St. Stephen’s will be serving the 2017 series of “Silly Summer Suppers”.

It’s hard to think of a less appropriate name than “Silly Summer Suppers” for these remarkable gastronomic events. The food is absolutely . . . → Read More: There’s nothing silly about our Silly Summer Suppers

Altar Flowers — Trinity II, 2017

Altar Flowers 2017-06-25 Trinity II

Altar Flowers, Trinity II, 2017

An effort to root out genius at Cambridge University

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The rivalry between Britain’s Oxford and Cambridge Universities is generally good-natured—but nonetheless real for all that. Members of Oxford’s faculty and student body, for example, habitually avoid referring to Cambridge directly by name. Instead, they call it “the other place.”

When Cambridge decided to start teaching engineering, the best part of a half-century ago, “Oxford . . . → Read More: An effort to root out genius at Cambridge University

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 24

The Second Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: The Second Sunday after Trinity

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Jacopo Pontormo Nativity of John the Baptist

The Birth of John the Baptist by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557). From The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of . . . → Read More: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist