Quarantine Audio Archive

schola woodcut

While the men and boys of the choir have been unable to sing at services since the onset of the pandemic, live audio recordings from past choral services have been available for online listening since early April (see original post). Despite the suboptimal recording quality, we hope these offerings will . . . → Read More: Quarantine Audio Archive

Videocast: Whitsunday 2020

Here is a video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Whitsunday, 31 May 2020—now with music! You can also watch the videocast of the Whitsunday Eucharist on YouTube, or on the parish’s Facebook pages: Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, and Isaac’s FB page.

The complete collection of Eucharist videocasts is . . . → Read More: Videocast: Whitsunday 2020

Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday


Pentecôte (Pentecost), by Jean II Restout (1692–1768). From Wikipedia.

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout Whitsun Week.

O God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same . . . → Read More: Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

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

In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality


O most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain . . . → Read More: In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality

Story Time No. 3!

Fr Hawtin

Here is the third episode of the Rector’s Story Times, recorded on May 14th. As a reminder, all of the Story Time episodes will be collected on the Story Time Podcast page.

Fr Hawtin’s Stay at Home Chat for 14 May 2020 http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200512_Hawtin_Talks003-5.mp3

The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede Translates John

The Venerable Bede Translates John by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932)

O God, the light of our fathers, the rock of their whole strength: Grant us, with thy servant Saint Bede, all diligence to study the noble works thou didst in their days, that we may discern and trust thy power in our own; . . . → Read More: The Venerable Bede

National Sorry Day

Cornelis van Haarlem Bethlehemse kindermoord

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocents, by Cornelis van Haarlem (1562–1638). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those members of Australia’s Aboriginal People. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story . . . → Read More: National Sorry Day

Towel Day

Towel Day

Towel Day, May 25th, commemorates the life and work of Douglas Adams.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of thy Holy Comforter; that we should not panic in the face of all . . . → Read More: Towel Day

Memorial Day (Observed)

An aerial view of the USS Arizona Memorial

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in . . . → Read More: Memorial Day (Observed)