The Second Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Peter

reni crucifixion of st peter

The Crucifixion of St Peter, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikiart.

O Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, . . . → Read More: Saint Peter

Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Martyrdom of Saint Irenæus

Almighty God, who of old through thy servant Irenæus didst hand on the faith and extend thy Church; Keep it true to the apostolical tradition and fervent to win new peoples for thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who didst uphold thy . . . → Read More: Saint Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons and Doctor

National PTSD Awareness Day (I)

Antonio Canova Madness of Hercules

Hercules Firing Arrows at His Children, by Antonio Canova (1757—1822). Source unknown.

Almighty Father, our help and our shield: look with mercy upon thy servants who have suffered in the service of our country. Soothe their distress, and grant them a sure recovery from the wounds of heart and mind and spirit. Grant . . . → Read More: National PTSD Awareness Day (I)

The Latest Newsletters

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

The most recent newsletters (No. 23, June 24th, and No. 24, July 2nd) are now available in our library.

Living with anti-Christians

Fr Hawtin

America, judicially and politically, has become decidedly anti- Christian, and the Bible shows that persuading the faithful to collaborate in their own spiritual destruction is one of our opponents’ oldest tricks. The Book of Daniel, for example, the Book of Daniel deals with the subject at length.

It tells how Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, following . . . → Read More: Living with anti-Christians

Polo—a game of princes played here in Maryland

Fr Hawtin

Forget about movie stars! One of Britain’s most popular heroes in the 1950s—for boys, at least—was Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. It was not so much that he appeared on postage stamps alongside the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth, no less important to us, he was a highly decorated war hero.

Prince Philip was on . . . → Read More: Polo—a game of princes played here in Maryland

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Jacopo Pontormo Nativity of John the Baptist

The Birth of John the Baptist by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557). From The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way . . . → Read More: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Summer Cookout June 30th

Join us for the 4th of July in June!

WHAT: Cookout on the Grill – July 4th celebration WHEN: Sunday, June 30th 6:30 pm WHERE: St Stephen’s Church

$10.00 per person – Grilled hamburgers/hot dogs/summer sides/Ice cream (church is providing food)

Come for dinner, and stay for the the Baltimore Country Club’s annual fireworks . . . → Read More: Summer Cookout June 30th

The First Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Trinity