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

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

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.

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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

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II

Autumn by Pissarro

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 that by their labours thy light may shine in the darkness, and the coming of thy kingdom may be . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II

Saint Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, Doctor

Hildegard von Bingen

Illumination from Liber Scivias (Rupertsberger Codex), showing Hildegard of Bingen receiving a vision, dictating to her scribe and sketching on a wax tablet. From Wikimedia.

God of all times and seasons: Give us grace that we, after the example of thy servant Hildegard, may both know and make known the joy and . . . → Read More: Saint Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, Doctor

Saint Lambert of Maastricht

St-Lambert-Liège

Martyrdom of Saint Lambert, part of the diptych of Henri Palude, 15th century. From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, after the example of blessed Lambert, thy Bishop and Martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth, that we may be grounded in divine love and moved from its perfection . . . → Read More: Saint Lambert of Maastricht