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 . . . → Read More: King Charles I, Martyr

Sunday School Luncheon: NEW TIME!

Updated! New time: 10:25 AM Sunday, February 10th, at 12:30 PM in the Parish Hall

Fr Guy Hawtin and the Sunday School teachers cordially invite you to an informational and planning meeting for the future of Saint Stephen’s Sunday School. As our numbers continue to grow we see the need for safety and adequate space . . . → Read More: Sunday School Luncheon: NEW TIME!

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 . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Doctor

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Timothy and Saint Titus

Saint Titus

Saint Titus, from the Saint Nicholas church in Kosovo. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who didst call Timothy and Titus to do the work of evangelists and teachers, and didst make them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present . . . → Read More: Saint Timothy and Saint Titus

Saint Polycarp

The Martyrdom of Saint Polycarp

The Martyrdom of Saint Polycarp, by Niccolo Circignani (“Il Pomarancio”) (c. 1517/1524—after 1596).

O God, the maker of heaven and earth, who didst give to thy venerable servant, the holy and gentle Polycarp, boldness to confess Jesus Christ as King and Saviour, and stedfastness to die for his faith: Give us grace, after . . . → Read More: Saint Polycarp

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Caravaggio Conversion on the Way to Damascus

The Conversion on the Way to Damascus, by Caravaggio (1571–1610). From Wikimedia.

O God, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Paul

Saint Cadoc

Celtic Cross

O God, who didst enlighten the holy Abbot Saint Cadoc with thy heavenly wisdom: May it please thee that after his pattern we may renounce the hidden things of darkness and so walk in the light of thy truth that we may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Saint Cadoc

Saint Timothy

Rembrandt St Timothy

Timothy and his grandmother, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669). From Wikipedia. Timothy, his mother Eunice, and his grandmother Lois, were all members of the Christian community in Lystra in Lycaonia, when Paul visited Lystra for the second time, in the company of Silas.

O God, eternal and only wise, who by . . . → Read More: Saint Timothy