Scripture Verse

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

— Colossians iii:1, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Easter]

The Ascension Day

Jesus ascending to Heaven

Ascension by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)

¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout the Octave.

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only–begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither . . . → Read More: The Ascension Day

Ascension Eve

Ascension of Christ, Benvenuto Tisi

Ascension of Christ, by Benvenuto Tisi (1481–1559)

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our . . . → Read More: Ascension Eve

Rogation Wednesday

morning day on the farm

Morning Day on the Farm, by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandma Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikipedia.

Almighty Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast sanctified labour to the welfare of mankind: Prosper, we pray thee, the industries of this land and all those who are engaged therein; that, shielded in all their . . . → Read More: Rogation Wednesday

A little bit of Britain in the heart of Timonium

The John F. Nicoll Pipe Band performs during the opening ceremonies of St Stephen's British Garden Party and Fête.

There were sunny smiles—if not sunny skies—at this year’s Garden Party and Fête. Again St Stephen’s provided a bit of Britain to the neighborhood with authentic food, pub offerings, a maypole, and a festive lawn party atmosphere as only the British can provide. Gross receipts totaled over $7,000.

The John F. Nicoll Pipe . . . → Read More: A little bit of Britain in the heart of Timonium

Rogation Tuesday

The Fog Warning, by Winslow Homer (1836–1910). From Wikipedia.

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 . . . → Read More: Rogation Tuesday

Rogation Monday

Plow Boy

Plow Boy by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandman 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 Sermon for Sunday May 21st – Rogation Sunday

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday May 21st: Rogation Sunday, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 19

Altar Flowers — Rogation Sunday

Rogation 2017 altar flowers

The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

font at Easter

The Baptismal Font decorated for Easter 2013

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, . . . → Read More: The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday