Christmas Schedule for 2017

St Stephen’s Christmastide service schedule has been posted. It’s actually pretty much the same as it has been for the last few years, except, because Advent IV is also Christmas Eve, and there will be three Christmas Eve services late in the day, there will only be two morning services. The 9:15 AM . . . → Read More: Christmas Schedule for 2017

Altar Flowers — Advent III, 2017

Altar Flowers — Advent III, 2017

Altar Flowers — Advent III, 2017

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

Ignatius of Antioch

The Martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch, from the Menologion of Basil II (c. 1000). From Wikipedia.

Renew in thy Church, we beseech thee, O Lord, the courage of Ignatius the Martyr, the fervour of his letters, and the faithfulness of his teaching: That men may so burn with love towards thee, as to . . . → Read More: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

The Third Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent III

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday in Advent

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Pierre Nativity

Sunday, 17 December 2017 6:00 PM

Nativity, by Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714–89). From Wikimedia.

The Choir of Men and Boys inaugurates the Holiday Season with a traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas, a charity event in aid of the Christ Child Society of Baltimore. Through scripture readings and beloved carols . . . → Read More: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Christmas

Saint Lucy

Francesco del Cossa Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy, by Francesco del Cossa (c. 1430–c. 1477). From Wikimedia.

Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Lucy boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of the world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a . . . → Read More: Saint Lucy

The Second Sunday in Advent

Advent Wreath Advent II

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou . . . → Read More: The Second Sunday in Advent

Sermon for Advent I

Here is Fr Kerouac’s sermon for Advent 1, December 3rd, 2017. Remember that podcasts of previous sermons are available on our podcast page.

http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Advent-1.mp3

Saint Nicholas of Myra

Ilja Repin Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death

Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death by Ilja Repin (1844–1930).

Almighty God, who in thy love didst give to thy servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness both on land and seas: Grant, we pray thee, that thy Church may never cease to work for the happiness . . . → Read More: Saint Nicholas of Myra

Saint Clement of Alexandria

St Clement and St Peter of Alexandria

St Clement (L) and St Peter of Alexandria

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Clement of Alexandria: Enrich it evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and doctrine may set forth to all men the truth of . . . → Read More: Saint Clement of Alexandria