Rogation Tuesday

Cambell Town fishing boats

Cambell Town fishing boats, by Andrew Black (1851–1916).

O Almighty God, who hast made the sea and all that moveth therein : Bestow thy blessing on the harvest of the waters, that it may be abundant in its season, and on our fishermen and mariners, that they may be safe in every peril of . . . → Read More: Rogation Tuesday

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

The Massacre of the Innocents St Albans Psalter

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocents St Albans Psalter. Illustration from the St Albans Psalter (12th century). From Wikimedia.

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Tamil Genocide. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to . . . → Read More: Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

On the Kalendar: David I, King of Scotland

May from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“May”, 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).

David and his older brother Alexander were sons of Malcolm III of Scotland, but they are more commonly referred to as . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: David I, King of Scotland

Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day)

Doré Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocents, by Gustave Doré (1832–1883).

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Tamil Genocide. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest . . . → Read More: Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day)

Videocast: Easter V (Rogation Sunday), 17 May 2020

Here is a video of the Eucharist for Easter V (Rogation Sunday), 17 May 2020. You can also watch the videocast on YouTube, or on the parish’s Facebook pages: Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, and Isaac’s FB page.

Here is the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Easter V (Rogation Sunday), 17 May 2020.

Rogation Sunday

Rogation Monday

Plow Boy

Plow Boy by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandma Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikiart.

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We beseech thee to pour forth thy blessing upon this land, and to give us a fruitful season; that we, constantly receiving thy bounty, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy . . . → Read More: Rogation Monday

The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Lord, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

¶ Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are the . . . → Read More: The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

On the Kalendar: The Ice Saints

May from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“May”, 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).

Our “On the Kalendar” post on Monday mentioned that Saint Boniface of Tarsus was one of the Ice Saints, and we . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: The Ice Saints

On the Kalendar: Boniface of Tarsus, Martyr

May from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“May”, 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).

Boniface of Tarsus is one of those fanciful saints who show up on the kalendar because of some extravagant legend, intended . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Boniface of Tarsus, Martyr

The Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine, by Fra Angelico (c. 1395–1455)

Renew in thy Church, we pray, O Lord, that spirit with which thou hast endowed thy Bishop Saint Augustine; that, filled with the same spirit, we may thirst for thee, the sole fount of true wisdom, and seek thee, the author of heavenly love; through . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Augustine