Scripture Verse

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

— Isaiah liii:6, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Good Friday]

Saint Teilo

Celtic Cross

Almighty and most merciful Lord, who didst encourage the Church by the example of thy holy Bishop and Confessor Saint Teilo: Grant unto us thy servants that, remembering the victory of his faith, we too may learn to overcome the world and to glorify thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Cornelius the Centurion

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout: Vision of Cornelius the Centurion

Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621–1674). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia

O God, who by thy Spirit didst call Cornelius the Centurion to be the first Christian among the Gentiles: Grant to thy Church, we beseech thee, such a ready will to go where thou dost send and . . . → Read More: Saint Cornelius the Centurion

Saint Titus

Titus ordained by Paul

Titus ordained by Paul

O God, who by thine Apostle Saint Paul didst consecrate thy servant Titus a Bishop in the Church, that he might set in order things that were wanting: Give grace, we humbly beseech thee, to the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may supply in every place faithful . . . → Read More: Saint Titus

Saint Agatha

Alessandro Turchi: Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison

Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison by Alessandro Turchi (1578–1649). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy holy Martyr Saint Agatha with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us for love of thee to despise the prosperity of this . . . → Read More: Saint Agatha

Parish Youth Play Group Kickoff

Playground

Mark your calendars! The first Parish Youth Play Group will be on Saturday, February 18th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Weather permitting, there will be lots of outdoor activities, such as free play with soccer balls, basketball, and four square. We’ll have indoor activities planned if there’s rain or snow. There will also be a . . . → Read More: Parish Youth Play Group Kickoff

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 4

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 unto . . . → Read More: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

Saint Bride (Bridget)

Celtic Cross

Eternal Father, who willest thy children to seek the kingdom of thy dear Son as their chief treasure, and the good that is above all good: Grant us the single heart of blessed Bride, thy Virgin, to count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of the same Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: Saint Bride (Bridget)

The Sermon for Sunday January 29th – Epiphany IV

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Here is the sermon for Sunday January 29th: Epiphany 4, 2017

King Charles I, Martyr

King Charles I after original by van Dyck

King Charles I, after Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty Father, who by the Apostle of thy dear Son hast taught us to obey God rather than man: Mercifully grant that, as thy servant King Charles was faithful unto death in defence of thy Church, so all . . . → Read More: King Charles I, Martyr