Recent Blog Posts

Blog Post Archives

Subscribe to Blog via Email (Version 1: Wordpress)

Enter your email address to subscribe via Wordpress to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You will receive emails every time—and as soon as—a new post is made.

Subscribe to Blog via Email (Version 2: Feedburner)

Use this link to subscribe to this blog via Feedburner and receive notifications of new posts by email:

You will receive just one email at the end of the day (around 11:00 PM Eastern Time) summarizing all the posts made during the day.

You may also use the “By Email” link in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov (1862–1942). Baptized ‘Bartholomew’, Sergius of Radonezh (how he is most commonly referred to in the East) took the name ‘Sergius’ when he first took his monastic vows. From Wikimedia.

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: . . . → Read More: Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe

Engraving of Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe. From Wikimedia.

O Lord and Father, our King and God, by whose grace the Church was enriched by the great learning and eloquent preaching of thy servant Lancelot Andrewes, but even more by his example of biblical and liturgical prayer: Conform our lives, like . . . → Read More: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Stay at Home Chat No. 17

Fr Hawtin

Here is the seventeenth episode of the Rector’s Stay at Home Chats. As a reminder, all of the Stay at Home episodes will be collected on the Stay at Home Chat page.

Fr Hawtin’s Stay at Home Chat #17 http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20200923_Hawtin_Talks001.mp3

The Latest Newsletter

Here is the most recent newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 39

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 . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew

Sunday School Activity Sheet No 18

Sunday School

Because of the COVID-19 quarantine, Sunday School is informal. But Mrs Novicki is providing Sunday School Activity Worksheets for children who can’t make it to church. Here is the latest installment.

Kid’s Corner Week 18 For now, past Worksheets can be found in the Sunday School section of the Christian Education page.

Videocast: Trinity XV, 2020

Here is a video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Trinity XV, 20 September 2020. You can also watch the videocast of the Trinity Eucharist on YouTube, or on the parish’s Facebook pages: Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, and Isaac’s FB page.

Here is the video of the Holy Eucharist “in . . . → Read More: Videocast: Trinity XV, 2020

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: III

Autumn by Pissarro

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 prayers and labors of thy holy Church, they may be brought to know and worship thee as thou hast . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: III