Heroes Ancient & Modern: a Memorial Day meditation

Fr Hawtin

The Hollywood stereotype of hero rarely holds true in real life. Whatever you might see in the movies, heroes are by no means invariably young, confident, and athletic. Sometimes they are old and wrinkly: Moses, for example, was nearly 80 years of age when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of . . . → Read More: Heroes Ancient & Modern: a Memorial Day meditation

The Latest Newsletter

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 20 June 4th

Memorial Day

Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

From A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors (1941)

I. For Justice and Freedom

O God, the King of righteousness: Lead us, we pray thee, in ways of justice and peace; inspire us to break down all tyranny and oppression, to gain for every man his due reward, and from every man his due service, . . . → Read More: Memorial Day

The Ascension Day  

the ascension giotto

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

The Ascension, by Giotto di Bondone (1266/7–1337). From Wikiart.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only–begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and . . . → Read More: The Ascension Day  

Ascension Eve

Ascension of Christ, Benvenuto Tisi

Ascension of Christ, by Benvenuto Tisi (1481–1559)

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our . . . → Read More: Ascension Eve

Choral Evensong for Ascension Sunday

the ascension giotto

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Saint Stephen’s Choir of Men and Boys cordially invites to you to attend their final Choral Evensong of the academic year.

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 of . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong for Ascension Sunday

Rogation Wednesday

morning day on the farm

Morning Day on the Farm, by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandma Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikipedia.

Almighty Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast sanctified labour to the welfare of mankind: Prosper, we pray thee, the industries of this land and all those who are engaged therein; that, shielded in all their . . . → Read More: Rogation Wednesday

Sermon for Easter 4

Fr Kerouac

Here is Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Easter 4: Easter 4 2019, May 19th

Sermon for Easter 2

Fr Kerouac

Here is Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Easter 2: Easter 2 (Good Shepherd) May 5th

Rogation Tuesday

Cambell Town fishing boats

Cambell Town fishing boats, by Andrew Black (1851–1916).

O Almighty God, who hast made the sea and all that moveth therein : Bestow thy blessing on the harvest of the waters, that it may be abundant in its season, and on our fishermen and mariners, that they may be safe in every peril of . . . → Read More: Rogation Tuesday