Jack Kohler: The man who named the Cookie Walk

Fr Hawtin

This year we will be breaking with a tradition of almost 3o years and holding our Annual Cookie Walk on the second Saturday in December rather than the first. We are shifting the sale to Saturday, December 14th to make it easier for our customers to save some their cookies to eat on the day . . . → Read More: Jack Kohler: The man who named the Cookie Walk

On the Kalendar: Lancelot Andrewes

September from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“September”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Lancelot Andrewes has a mixed reputation as a preacher. On the one hand, he preached sermons which have been described as . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Lancelot Andrewes

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

Nicolas Poussin Autumn or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land

Autumn, or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). 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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

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

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Nicolas Poussin Autumn or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land

Autumn, or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). 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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Burning of the USS Philadelphia

For the Navy

Burning of the USS Philadelphia, by Edward Moran (1829–1901). According to Wikipedia, the USS Philadelphia, which had been previously captured by the Tripolitans, was set ablaze after she was boarded by then Lt Stephen Decatur (USN) and 60 men, who then made their escape in the ketch Intrepid, depicted . . . → Read More: Talk Like A Pirate Day

The Latest Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX 36

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