Friday, August 14, 2020

Feast of St. Mary


16 August 2020 ~ Morning Prayer, Music and Compline on the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

Good Morning Beloved Parishioners,

Blessings to you all!  I wanted to give you all a "Friday Update" this week.  I hope you know how much I miss you all, and that each of you are. in my daily prayers.  I pray that you all are staying well, staying safe and are finding ways to stay connected with God and one another in this challenging time.  Each day, I have been using the website "Daily Office in Quarantine," which has the readings for the day, presented along with art, and reflections.  I highly recommend it:   Please also check in on our church's website for other resources and links:

Tomorrow is the Feast of St.  Mary the Virgin and in "normal" times we would be gathering together and celebrating "our" feast day at St. Marys with our service, music, and a luncheon.  This year, in honor of this Feast we have some special music from our wonderful organist, Jonathan Stark.  Many of you have commented about how much you have loved Jonathan's playing, if you want to reach out to him via email, his email address is:

15 August 2020 Music from Jonathan Stark for the Feast of St MaryWe celebrate the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with musical settings of two Marian hymns and the prayer "Ave Maria".Marcel Dupre- "Alma Redemptoris Mater" (Loving Mother of the Redeemer)Flor Peeters- "Ave Maria" (Hail Mary)Dom Paul Benoit- "Ave, maris stella" (Hail, star of the sea)
Link for this musical offering:

Join me for Morning Prayer Sunday on YouTube at 10am and Compline at 7:30pm

Morning Prayer


Enjoy music on Sunday played by Jonathan Stark, Organist, St Mary's Episcopal Church, posted on our YouTube "channel"

Worship with the Diocese of Pennsylvania
During this month, the Bishop’s Sunday service will include sermons from clergy in the diocese and more music from our churches. See schedule below and watch at 9 a.m. on the Diocesan One Love platformYouTube or Facebook page. 

  • 8/16: Guest preacher the Rev. Joshua Caler, Christ Church, Pottstown. Music provided by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh.
  • 8/23: Guest preacher the Rev. Ernie Galaz, Christ Church, Media. Music provided by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Germantown.
  • 8/30: Guest preacher the Rev. Jessie Thompson, St. James, Prospect Park/St. John the Evangelist, Essington. Music provided by Free Church of St. John and Cristo y San Ambrosio.
  • 9/6:  Guest preacher the Rev. Sam K. Ndungu, Saint Peter’s, Phoenixville. Music TBD.

Collect for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary
O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Blessings to you all!

In Christ's Love,


The Rev. Peter M. Carey, Rector
St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Cathedral Road

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