The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

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

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

Sebastiaan Vrancx (studio) Autumn

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O God of all the nations of the earth: Remember the multitudes who have been created in thine image but have not known the redeeming work of our Saviour Jesus Christ; and grant that, by the prayers and labors of thy holy Church, . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, look mercifully upon the world, which thou hast redeemed by the blood of thy dear Son, and incline the hearts of many to offer themselves for the sacred ministry of thy Church; so that by their labours thy light may . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Saint Matthew

The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggo

The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggo (1571–1610). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew

Recent Sermons by Fr Kerouac

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Here are the most recent sermons by Fr Kerouac:

Trinity 9, 2018 July 29th Trinity 12, 2018 August 19th Trinity 15, 2018 September 9th

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Sebastiaan Vrancx (studio) Autumn

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in thy earthly life didst share man’s toil, and thereby hallow the labour of his hands: Prosper all those who maintain the industries of this land; and give them pride in their work, a just reward for their . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

Celtic Cross

Almighty God, who didst call thy servant Theodore of Tarsus from Rome to the see of Canterbury, and didst give him gifts of grace and wisdom to establish unity where there had been division, and order where there had been chaos: Create in thy Church, we pray thee, by the operation of the Holy . . . → Read More: Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury