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Sunday, August 23, 2015

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (Proper 16)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
John 6:56-69

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN

August 15 is a major feast day in both the west and the east. On this date, the Roman Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, or her bodily ascent into Heaven after her death, while the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition, or Falling Asleep, of Mary, also referring to the end of her life on earth.

The Episcopal Church and much of the wider Anglican Communion calls this day the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. While this title doesn't focus specifically on the end of Mary's life, as the Roman and Eastern feast names do, we still use the same prayers and lessons as these two older traditions.

At Saint Thomas we celebrate this feast twice:

  • August 15: the feast day itself, with services in the Lady Chapel (Chantry Chapel)
  • The Sunday closest to August 15, which includes a Festal Eucharist at 11am.

Collect:

O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thy incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Festal Eucharist

Sunday, August 9, 2015

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 14)

Collect:

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we, who cannot exist without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 14)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
John 6:35, 41-51 , Ephesians 4:25–5:2

Sunday, August 2, 2015

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 13)

Collect:

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church, and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 13)

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
John 6:24-35 , Ephesians 4:1-16

Sunday, July 26, 2015

THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 12)

Collect:

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy, that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 12)

Fr Austin | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
John 6:1-21

Sunday, July 19, 2015

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 11)

Collect:

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 11)

Fr Spurlock | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Ephesians 2:11-22

Sunday, July 12, 2015

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 10)

Collect:

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee, and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Proper 10)

Fr Austin | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Mark 6:14-29

Sunday, July 5, 2015

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 9)

Collect:

O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandments by loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 9)

Fr Daniels | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
II Corinthians 12:2-10 , Mark 6:1-13

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL

Apostles
d. 64

Early on in the church year, Peter and Paul, the two greatest leaders of the early Church, are commemorated separately-- Peter on January 18, for his confession of Jesus as the Messiah, and Paul on January 25, for his conversion. They are commemorated together on June 29 in observance of the tradition of the Church that they both died as martyrs in Rome during the persecution under Nero, on this date in 64. In 2015, we are celebrating this feast day no only on June 29, but also on Sunday, June 28.

You might find these sermons in the archive helpful:

Sermons about Saint Peter
Sermons about Saint Paul

Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified thee by their martyrdom: Grant that thy Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by thy Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Fr Turner | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Ezekiel 34:11-16 , II Timothy 4:1-8 , John 21:15-19

Sunday, June 21, 2015

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 7)

Collect:

O Lord, we beseech thee, make us to have a perpetual fear
and love of thy holy Name, for thou never failest to help and
govern those whom thou hast set upon the sure foundation
of thy loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 7)

Fr Spurlock | 11:00 am Choral Eucharist
Job 38:1-11 , II Corinthians 6:1-13 , Mark 4:35-41