The Latest Newsletter

Here is the most recent newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 13 April 2nd

Newsletter XXXI No 11

St Stephen’s News XXXI 11 March 31st

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 Latest Newsletter—with a COVID-19 update

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the most recent newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 12 March 26th (sic).

Be sure to read the article on the streaming of services.

The parish’s plans for Corvid-19 emergency

Fr Hawtin

Familiarity, according to the proverb, breeds contempt. It is a saying which helps explain why many who have lived through the major epidemics of the past century—whooping cough, scarlet fever, Asian flu and polio—appear to be taking a somewhat phlegmatic approach to the neo-coronavirus, Covid-19.

Scorn is probably not an unreasonable reaction to the hoarders . . . → Read More: The parish’s plans for Corvid-19 emergency

The Most Recent Newsletters

Here are the most recent Newsletters:

St Stephen’s News XXXI 9 March 17th

St Stephen’s News XXXI 10 March 24th

The notion of “Agape” doesn’t come naturally

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And while I’m on the subject, a radio talk show caller not so long ago ventured to suggest that all would be right with American society if only people would love each other a bit more.

It’s hard to quarrel with that. Clearly, if drug dealers loved addicts a bit more they wouldn’t enslave them . . . → Read More: The notion of “Agape” doesn’t come naturally

I Cor. 13: The Bible’s most terrifying passage

Somebody recently asked me why my sermons so often end with a reflection on our Christian obligation to love our fellow men. I replied that it is the subject of the most frightening passage in the whole of the Bible: The 13th Chapter of the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

Some might . . . → Read More: I Cor. 13: The Bible’s most terrifying passage

The Latest Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXXI 8

The Lenten Series begins on Wednesday, March 4th

This year’s Lenten Series begins on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:45 PM after Evening Prayer. It will consist of five hourly sessions, ending on Wednesday, April 1st.

Entiled “Anglicans: Who we are. Where we came from. And where we are going”, it will explore the identity, development and future of the Anglican Church both here . . . → Read More: The Lenten Series begins on Wednesday, March 4th