Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Jerome in the Wilderness Albrecht_Dürer

St Jerome in the Wilderness, by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. National Gallery, London. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons from Wikimedia.

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that after the example of thy . . . → Read More: Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Choral Evensong for Michaelmas

St Michael and the Dragon

October 1st, 2017 6:00 PM

Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6:00 PM and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

This month’s service, sung . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong for Michaelmas

Saint Michael and All Angels

Luca GIORDANO fallen angels

Archangel Michael Hurls the Rebellious Angels into the Abyss, by Luca Giordano (1632–1705)

O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us . . . → Read More: Saint Michael and All Angels

A case of Animal rights versus Animal Crackers

Our recent Harvest Festival was a sorely needed affair: Americans are increasingly losing touch with “the land”—a synonym for agriculture and the source of their “daily bread.” Indeed, few of us these days seem to appreciate the role God’s grace plays in putting food on our tables. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . . . → Read More: A case of Animal rights versus Animal Crackers

Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe

Engraving of Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe. From Wikimedia.

O Lord and Father, our King and God, by whose grace the Church was enriched by the great learning and eloquent preaching of thy servant Lancelot Andrewes, but even more by his example of biblical and liturgical prayer: Conform our lives, like his, . . . → Read More: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov (1862–1942). Baptized ‘Bartholomew’, Sergius of Radonezh (how he is most commonly referred to in the East) took the name ‘Sergius’ when he first took his monastic vows. From Wikimedia.

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver . . . → Read More: Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

The Sermon for Sunday September 24th – Trinity XV

Fr Hawtin

Here is the sermon for Sunday September 24th: Trinity 15, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 37

Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day Poppies made by members of the Knitting Circle

The Ladies of the Knitting Circle have made Remembrance Day Poppies, which are generally worn from All Saints Day (November 1st) through Remembrance Day (November 11th; originally called Armistice Day, and known as Veterans Day on this side of the Atlantic). They are available for $5 apiece.

Remembrance Day Poppies made by members . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day Poppies

Altar Flowers — Trinity XV, 2017: Harvest Festival

Wheat Sheaf Bread Loaf, Harvest Festival, Trinity XV 2017

A longer view of the chancel:

Harvest Festival Chancel — Trinity XV, 2017

A closer view of the altar:

Harvest Festival Altar Flowers — Trinity XV, 2017

And a closeup of the bread loaf baked in the form of a sheaf of wheat (baked by Annie Hawkins):

Wheat Sheaf . . . → Read More: Altar Flowers — Trinity XV, 2017: Harvest Festival