Articles by Rt. Rev’d Stephen Scarlett

Rt. Rev’d Stephen Scarlett

The Rt. Rev’d Stephen Scarlett is Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Holy Trinity and Rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Newport Beach, California. You can find more of Bishop Scarlett's writing at The Evangelical Ascetic.


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Spiritual Growth: Reflections on the Parable of the Sower

The ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience (Lk. 8:15). How we understand the meaning and goal of life he main barrier to spiritual growth is the temptation to look at life from the wrong…

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Saint Edward the Confessor: A Saint for Our Time

A Sermon for the Joint Synods Mass (G-3), October 13, 2023 The Translation of St. Edward the Confessor St. Edward and Changing Time St. Edward was born around the year 1003 and died in 1066. He reigned as King of England from 1042 until his death. It was a time of extended peace. Edward was…

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Heavenly Citizenship

St. Paul begins our epistle with an exhortation. “Be followers of me and note those who so walk that you have us for a pattern.” St. Paul is not holding himself out as an alternative to Christ—for we are called to follow Christ. Rather, he is saying that his life and the lives of other…

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