Choral Evensong in the Octave of All Saints

Albrecht Dürer Adoration of the Trinity

Saint Stephen’s Choir of Men and Boys cordially invites to you to attend Choral Evensong for the Sunday in the Octave of All Saints at 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

Evensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by . . . → Read More: Choral Evensong in the Octave of All Saints

All Hallows Even

Albrecht Dürer Adoration of the Trinity

Multiply upon us thy heavenly grace, O Lord our God: and grant that by a holy profession we may follow after the joy of thy Saints, to whose glorious festival we now look forward; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Lord our God, increase, we pray thee, and multiply upon . . . → Read More: All Hallows Even

Another scrumptious recipe

Last minute preparations in the Parish Hall

Note: This year, the Cookie Walk has been moved to the second Saturday in December—December 14th!

Here are recipes for cookies you can make in advance and freeze (in dough form), baking them in the week before the Cookie Walk. This week’s recipe is for a good old fashioned cookie — a favorite of Charlotte . . . → Read More: Another scrumptious recipe

Chairman Mao Tse-tung: A case mistaken identity

Fr Hawtin

The feline Chairman Mao Tse-tung came into my wife Charlotte’s life—and, by extension, my own—at the very time that the all-too-human Chairman Mao Tse-tung was approaching the point of departing from his.

China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, a political cataclysm that had turned Chinese society on its head, destroying great . . . → Read More: Chairman Mao Tse-tung: A case mistaken identity

A feline cynic who exploits his coterie of admirers

Fr Hawtin

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort,” according James Herriot, probably the world’s most famous vet and the author the animals classic, All Creatures Great and Small. And he is right on the money if Charlotte’s cats are anything to go by.

Charlotte likes dogs well enough, but cats are by far her favorites. She is very . . . → Read More: A feline cynic who exploits his coterie of admirers

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner–stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: Saint Simon and Saint Jude

The Feast of Christ the King

Tapestry of Christ the King

Tapestry of Christ the King, from Saint James the Greater Roman Catholic Church, Saint Louis, MO.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst will to restore all things in thy well–beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that all the kindreds of the earth, set free from the captivity of . . . → Read More: The Feast of Christ the King

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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King Alfred, King of the West Saxons

King Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great. From Wikimedia.

O God, who didst raise up King Alfred to serve and minister unto his people: Grant that we, and all our countrymen who bear office in the world, may think lightly of earthly place and honour, and seek rather to do the things that are pleasing unto . . . → Read More: King Alfred, King of the West Saxons