Scripture Verse

Seeing that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

— Hebrews iv:14, 16, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Ascension]

Garden Party

Only 15 days until the British Garden Party and Fête! Come experience a bit of Jolly Olde England right here in Timonium. Have High Tea in the Parish Hall Tea Room, or have Cornish and Welsh Pasties, Ploughman's Lunches, wine, and beer on tap at the Pheasant and Firkin Pub on the parish grounds. Hear a Pipe Band and join in for some English country dancing.

The Sermon for Sunday April 8th – Easter I

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday April 8th: Easter 1, 2018

This week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter:St Stephen’s News XXIX No 13

The First Sunday after Easter

St Stephen's Font Easter 2018

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Easter

First Contact Day

St Sigfrid baptizes the heathen

Almighty Father: Send down, we beseech thee, thy Holy Spirit, the great Dove of the Universe, to inspire us to preach the Gospel both with words and with deeds, both far and near. Let us go forth, both clergy and laity, to seek out new congregations, and to boldly go where no priest has gone . . . → Read More: First Contact Day

Martin Luther King, Jr

The secular remembrance of the Rev’d Dr King is on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, the third Monday of January, which is generally within a few days of his birthday, January 15th. The liturgical remembrance is April 4th, the day of his assassination.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those . . . → Read More: Martin Luther King, Jr

Happy Anniversary!

This web site is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Our first blog post appeared on April 3rd, 2011. Since then, there have been 2,956 posts—this will be post 2,957. We have received 144 real comments, and our Akismet plug-in has saved us from 492,652 spam comments. There are now 151 pages on the site, including galleries . . . → Read More: Happy Anniversary!

Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester

Celtic Cross

Almighty God, who pouredst thy grace richly upon Saint Richard, and madest him a true overseer of thy Church in this land: Grant unto the clergy, after his example, not seeking their own advancement, to spend themselves for their people’s sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, the . . . → Read More: Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 12

Easter Day

Peter von Cornelius The Three Marys at the Tomb

The Three Marys at the Tomb by Peter von Cornelius (1783–1867)

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only–begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore . . . → Read More: Easter Day

Holy Saturday

Harrowing of Hell

Harrowing of Hell, by Pieter Huys (c. 1519—c. 1584). From Wikipedia.

Grant, O Lord, that as we are baptised into the death of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him; and that through the grave, and gate of death, we . . . → Read More: Holy Saturday