Eat your fill at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancake supper

Happy Riley takes great delight in preparing blueberry pancakes at St Stephen’s 2013 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Make sure you don’t miss Baltimore’s super inflation buster—St Stephen’s grand 2018 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. It will take place in the Parish Hall on February 13th, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Prices have remained unchanged . . . → Read More: Eat your fill at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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

The decline and fall of the American neighborhood

When our children were young, they would routinely lament that we were much stingier and far less permissive than the parents of all their friends—not merely the parents of their closest friends but of their most casual acquaintances.

To hear our kids tell it, their friends’ moms and dads not only would never have dreamed . . . → Read More: The decline and fall of the American neighborhood

The Sermon for Sunday January 28th – Septuagesima

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday January 28th: Septuagesima, 2018

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 3

Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent  

O Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without . . . → Read More: Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent  

Maryland: unique history we should be proud of

Back in November, when we were honoring our service men on Veteran’s Day Weekend (otherwise known as Armistice Day/Day of Remembrance), those of you who attended the 9:15 AM Service on November 12th noticed a change in the ceremonial presentation of the American Flag.

Instead of one of the acolytes presenting the Flag, three veteran . . . → Read More: Maryland: unique history we should be proud of

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Theresienstadt concentration camp archway

For the Victims of Genocide

The Theresienstadt concentration camp archway. From Wikipedia.

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 . . . → Read More: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, 14 January 2018

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, 21 January 2018

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, 14 January 2018. Given to the Glory of God by John P Zebelean in memory of Robert E Lee