Scripture Verse

The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

— Revelation xxii:17, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Whitsunday]

Monday in Holy Week

The Agony in the Garden Giuseppe Cesari

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Monday in Holy Week

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

Garden Party panorama

You don’t have to travel to England to have a genuine Afternoon Tea. You can find one right here in the Baltimore suburbs—at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête, Saturday, 4 May 2019, from 11:00 AM to the last seating at 2:00 PM. (Note that the last seating is an hour before the . . . → Read More: Afternoon Tea at the Garden Party

See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!

Punch & Judy

Have you ever seen a Punch & Judy show? We mean, a real Punch & Judy show? If you haven’t, now’s your chance. And if you’ve seen Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Show at previous Garden Parties, you’ll know how riotously funny it is. (And how can you pass up a chance to see the . . . → Read More: See Punch and Judy at the Garden Party!

Palm Sunday  

Entry into Jerusalem

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1280–1348). From Wikipedia

. . . → Read More: Palm Sunday  

Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar

Here is a selection of beautiful spring flowers to decorate the church for Easter. Please make your choice and either fill out the form available at the church or enclose a list (indicating the quantities of each flower) with your check when you mail it. All forms and checks must be received by the church . . . → Read More: Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar

The Rector’s Sermon for Passion Sunday, 2019

Fr Hawtin

Passion Sunday, being the 5th Sunday in Lent, April 7th, 2019

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

Two weeks ago, Bishop Vaughan designated this parish church as a pro-Cathedral of the Diocese and installed me as Dean. In doing so, he declared that, far from . . . → Read More: The Rector’s Sermon for Passion Sunday, 2019

Don’t look now! The party is just around the corner!

Teacup

Don’t look now but May 4th is fast approaching! What is so important about May 4th you say? Haven’t you been reading my articles? Tsk Tsk!! I cannot believe that you haven’t been paying attention.

With an enticement like this, how could you not visit the Garden Party Tea Shop?

Now I can understand . . . → Read More: Don’t look now! The party is just around the corner!

Saint Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

San León magno (St Leo the Great/Pope Leo I), by Francisco de Herrera el Mozo (1622-1685). From Wikipedia.

Almighty god, who madest Saint Leo to be both the refuge of the State, and also the bulwark of the Catholic Faith: Grant that the courage wherewith thou didst enable him to be stedfast in . . . → Read More: Saint Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

Loving your neighbor is not just an option

Father Ludwig was a fine preacher and an excellent writer. Recently I came across a pithy meditation he wrote some years ago. It is well worth re-reading. Please say a prayer in his memory. GPH✠

The other day a friend of mine used the term “paying it forward”? which brought immediately to mind the . . . → Read More: Loving your neighbor is not just an option

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is the coming week’s Newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 13