Archbishop William Laud

NPG 171; William Laud after Sir Anthony Van Dyck

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck. From Wikimedia

ACCEPT, O Lord, our thanksgiving this day for thy servant William Laud; and grant unto us such constancy and zeal in thy service, that we may obtain with him and thy servants everywhere a good confession and the crown of . . . → Read More: Archbishop William Laud

Videocast: Christmas II, 2020

Here is a video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Advent IV, 20 December 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 . . . → Read More: Videocast: Christmas II, 2020

Videocast: Trinity XXIV / Next before Advent, 2020

Here is a video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Trinity XXIV/Next before Advent, 22 November 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 . . . → Read More: Videocast: Trinity XXIV / Next before Advent, 2020

Thanksgiving Day Service

Fr Hawtin

Despite COVID-19, we still have much for which to give thanks. We shall be holding our Thanksgiving Day Eucharist, as usual, on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th at 10:00 AM—repeat 10:00 AM. Let join together to show God our appreciation for his all blessings before we tuck into turkey and all the trimmings on Thursday, November . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving Day Service

Stay at Home Chat No. 20

Here is the twentieth episode of the Rector’s Stay at Home Chats. As a reminder, all of the Stay at Home episodes will be collected on the Stay at Home Chat page.

Fr Hawtin’s Stay at Home Chat #20 http://www.ststeve.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201119_Hawtin_Talks001.mp3

Saint Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury

Edmund of Abingdon

Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), from the Nuremberg Chronicle. From Wikipedia.

Preserve our Universities, O Lord God, as schools of truth and sound learning that many may be led with Saint Edmund of Canterbury from the study of thy testimonies to the humble service of thy Church; . . . → Read More: Saint Edmund of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury

ICYMI

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

*ICYMI: an internet abbreviation for “in case you missed it”.

1. New P.O. Box Address. In an effort to prevent the theft of checks mailed to the church, we have opened a Post Office Box for the exclusive use of the treasurer. In future, please mail your offerings to:

The Treasurer St Stephen’s Anglican Church . . . → Read More: ICYMI

Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)

Saint Blase

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Blaise boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer . . . → Read More: Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

La présentation de Jésus au Temple (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple), by James Tissot (1836–1902). Brooklyn Museum, via Wikimedia

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only–begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented . . . → Read More: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany  

color celtic cross knot

O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany