Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

Ambrose and Theodosius

Saint Ambrose barring Theodosius from Milan Cathedral, by Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). From Wikipedia.

Replenish the Church, O Lord God, with the spirit of boldness, to judge righteous judgement; with the spirit of sound learning, to interpret thy truth; with the spirit of worship to magnify thy mercy in the beauty of holiness: . . . → Read More: Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

Reginald Heber, Bishop

Portrait of Reginald Heber

Portrait of Reginald Heber, by Thomas Phillips (1770–1826). From Wikipedia.

Give grace, we beseech thee, Almighty God, to us thy people, and to the Pastors of thy flock; that, following the example of Reginald thy Bishop and Confessor, we may in contempt of worldly motives obey to the end thy heavenly precepts, and . . . → Read More: Reginald Heber, Bishop

Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester

Celtic Cross

Almighty God, who pouredst thy grace richly upon Saint Richard, and madest him a true overseer of thy Church in this land: Grant unto the clergy, after his example, not seeking their own advancement, to spend themselves for their people’s sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, . . . → Read More: Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester

On the Kalendar: Reginald Heber, Bishop

April from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“April”, 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).

Reginald Heber matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he developed a reputation as a poet. Heber’s post-graduation Grand Tour with his . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Reginald Heber, Bishop

Videocast: Passion Sunday (Lent V), 29 March 2020

Here is a video of Fr Hawtin celebrating the Eucharist for Passion Sunday (Lent V), 29 March 2020. The video will also be available on the parish’s YouTube channel.

Fr Hawtin celebrating the Eucharist for Passion Sunday (Lent V), 29 March 2020 Passion Sunday 2020

Saint Woolo (Gwynllyw), King in South Wales

Celtic Cross

Almighty God, who dost choose thine elect out of every nation, and dost shew forth thy glory in their lives: Grant, we pray thee, that following the good example of thy servant Saint Woolos, we may be fruitful in good works to the praise of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. . . . → Read More: Saint Woolo (Gwynllyw), King in South Wales

John Keble, Priest

John Keble

Portrait of John Keble, by George Richmond (1809–1896). From Wikipedia.

Grant, O God, that in all time of our testing we may know thy presence and obey thy will; that, following the example of thy servant John Keble, we may accomplish with integrity and courage that which thou givest us to do, and . . . → Read More: John Keble, Priest

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: Passion Sunday

Lenten altar

We beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Services on the Internet

Fr Hawtin

This is the first in the best part of 370 year that Anglican Churches in the English speaking world have been closed by order of the government. Back then they were closed at the whim of Oliver Cromwell. Today, by start contrast, they are shuttered to inhibit the spread of a deadly disease.

The parochial . . . → Read More: Services on the Internet

The Annunciation

The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner 1896

The Annunciation, by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937). From christimages.org via Wikimedia Commons.

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto . . . → Read More: The Annunciation