Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

 

Calendar of the Church Year

according to the Episcopal Church

 

Commemorations in italics are from A Great Cloud of Witnesses;
others not in bold are from Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2018

January
  

1
The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2
2
2
Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop, 1945
Seraphim of Sarov, Priest & Mystic, 1833
Juliana of Lazarevo, Worker of Charity, 1604
3
3
3
William Passavant, Prophetic Witness, 1894
Angela of Foligno, Mystic, 1309
Gladys Aylward, Missionary, 1970
4
4
Elizabeth Annd Seton, Monastic & Educator, 1821
Thomas Atkinson, Bishop, 1881
5
Sarah, Theodora & Syncletica of Egypt, Desert Mothers, 4th - 5th c.
6
The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7
 
8
Harriet Bedell, Deaconess and Misisonary, 1969
9
Julia Chester Emery, 1922
10
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
11
Mary Slessor, Missionary, 1915
12
12
Aelredof Rievaulx, Abbot & Theologian, 1167
Caesaria of Arles, Monastic, c.465
13
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
14
George Berkeley, Bishop & Philosopher, 1753
15
Maurus & Placidus, Disciples of St. Benedict, c.584
16
 
17
Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356
18
The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
19
19
Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton & Margery Kempe, Mystics, 1349, 1396, & c.1440
Wulfstan
, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20
Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
21
Agnes & Cecilia, Martyrs at Rome, 304 & c.230
22
Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
23
23
Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
Satoko Kitihara, Worker of Charity, 1958
24
Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, 1944
25
The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26
Timothy & Titus, Companions of Saint Paul
27
John Chrysostom, Bishop & Theologian, 407
28
28
Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274
Isaac of Nineveh, Bishop & Mystic, c.700
29
Andrei Rublev, Monk and Iconographer, 1430
30
 
31
31
31
Marcella of Rome, Monastic & Scholar, 410
John Bosco, Priest, 1888
Samuel Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963

  

February
  
1
Brigid of Kildare, Monastic, 523
2
2
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
Esther John (Qamar Zia), Nurse & Martyr, 1960
3
The Dorchester Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling and Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943
3
Anskar, Archbishop & Missionary, 865
4
4
Manche Masemola, Martyr, 1928
Cornelius the Centurion
5
5
Agatha of Sicily, Martyr, c.251
Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses
6
The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
7
 
8
Bakhita (Josephine Margaret Bakhita), Monastic & Prophetic Witness, 1947
9
 
10
Scholastica, Monastic, 543
11
11
Theodora, Empress, c.867
Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby
, Hymnwriter, 1915
12
Charles Freer Andrews, Priest, 1940
13
Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14
Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries, 869, 885
15
Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
16
Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop, 1898
17
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda & Martyr, 1977
18
Martin Luther, 1546
19
Agnes Tsao Kou Ying, Agatha Lin Zhao, & Lucy Yi Zhenmei, Catechists and Martyrs, 1856, 1858,& 1862
20
Frederick Douglass, Social Reformer, 1895
21
 
22
22
Eric Liddell, Missionary to China, 1945
Hans & Sophie Scholl, Martyrs, 1943
23
23
Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
Kate Harwood Waller Barrett, Philanthropist & Social Reformer, 1925
24
24
Saint Matthias the Apostle
Amanda Berry Smith, Preacher & Missionary, 1915
25
John Roberts, Priest, 1949
26
Photini, The Samaritan Woman, c.67
27
27
George Herbert, Priest, 1633
Emily Malbone Morgan, Lay Leader & Contemplative, 1937
28
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, Educator, 1964
29
 

  

March
  
1
David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
2
Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
3
3
John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
Katherine Drexel, Monastic, 1955
4
Paul Cuffee, Missionary, 1812
5
 
6
 
7
Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs, 202
8
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, 1929
9
Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
10
Harriet Ross Tubman, Social Reformer, 1913
11
 
12
12
Gregory the Great, Bishop & Theologian, 604
Symeon the New Theologian, Monastic & Poet, 1022
13
James Theodore Holly, Bishop, 1911
14
 
15
Vincent de Paul, Priest, & Louise de Marillac, Monastic, Workers of Charity, 1660
16
 
17
Gertrude of Nivelle, Monastic, 659
18
18
Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
19
19
Saint Joseph
Thomas Ken, Bishop, 1711
20
Cuthbert, Bishop, 687
21
21
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1556
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot, 547 (alt. date)
22
James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23
Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
Toribio de Mogrovejo, Archbishop, 1606
24
Oscar Romero, Archbishop & Martyr, 1980, and the Martyrs of El Salvador
25
The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
26
26
Harriet Monsell, Monastic, 1883
Richard Allen
, Bishop, 1831
27
 
28
James Solomon Russell, Priest, 1935
29
John Keble, Priest, 1866
30
30
John Climacus, Monastic & Theologian, 649
Innocent of Alaska, Bishop, 1879
 
31
John Donne, Priest, 1631

  

April
  
1
Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
2
James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876
3
3
Mary of Egypt, Hermit & Penitent, c.421
Richard
, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
4
Martin Luther King, Jr., Pastor & Martyr, 1968
5
5
Harriet Starr Cannon, Monastic, 1896
Pandita Mary Ramabai
, Missionary, 1922
6
Daniel G. C. Wu, Priest and Missionary, 1956
7
Tikhon, Patriarch & Ecumenist, 1925
8
8
William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877
Anne Ayers, Monastic, 1896
9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor and Theologian, 1945
10
10
William Law, Priest, 1761; also
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest & Scientist, 1955
11
George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop, 1878
12
Teresa of the Andes, Monastic, 1920
13
 
14
14
Zenaida, Philonella, and Hermione, Unmercenary Physicians, c. 100, c.117
Edward Thomas Demby, 1957, and Henry Beard Delany, 1928, Bishops
15
Damien, Priest, 1889, and Marianne Cope, Monastic, 1918, of Hawaii
16
16
Peter Williams Cassey, Priest, 1917 and Annie Besant Cassey, 1875
Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni), Witness to the Faith among the Mohawks, 1796
17
17
Kateri Takawitha, Prophetic Witness, 1680
Emily Cooper, Deaconess, 1909
18
 
19
Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
20
 
21
Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
22
Hadewijch of Brabant, Poet & Mystic, 13th c.
23
23
Toyohiko Kagawa, Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960
George, Martyr, 304
24
 
25
Saint Mark the Evangelist
26
Robert Hunt, Priest, 1607
27
27
Zita of Tuscany, Worker of Charity, 1271
Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
28
 
29
Catherine of Siena, Mystic & Prophetic Witness, 1380
30
30
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Prophetic Witness, 1879
Marie of the Incarnation, Monastic & Educator, 1672

  

May
  
1
Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2
Elisabeth Cruciger, Poet & Hymnographer, 1535
3
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
4
Martyrs of the Reformation Era
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
Julian of Norwich, Mystic & Theologian, c. 1417
9
 
10
10
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760
Isadora of Tabenna, Fool for Christ, 4th c.
11
Johann Arndt & Jacob Boehme, Mystics, 1621 & 1624
12
 
13
Frances Perkins, Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, 1965
14
Anna Maria von Schurman, Scholar & Poet, 1678
15
15
Pachomius of Tabenissi, Monastic, 348
Junia and Andronicus
16
Martyrs of Sudan & South Sudan
17
17
William Hobart Hare, Bishop, 1909
Thurgood Marshall, Public Servant, 1993
18
Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator, 1955
19
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20
Alcuin of York, Deacon & Abbot, 804
21
21
Lydia of Thyatira, Coworker of the A[postle Paul
John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690
22
Helena of Constantinople, Protector of the Holy Places, 330
23
Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543, and Johannes Kepler, 1543, Astronomers
24
Jackson Kemper, Bishop & Missionary,1870
25
Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Historian, 735
26
26
Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
Mariana de Jesús de Peredes, Hermit & Mystic, 1645
27
Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616
28
28

Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mystic, c.1282[
John Calvin, Theologian, 1564
29
 
30
30
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, 1431
Basil the Elder & Emilia of Cappadocia, Parents of Macrina, Basil the Great & Gregory of Nyssa, c.375
 
31
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The First Book of Common Prayer, 1549, is appropriately observed on a weekday following the Day of Pentecost.

 

June
  
1
Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167
2
Martyrs of Lyon, 177
3
The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
4
John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli), Bishop & Church Reformer, 1963
5
Boniface, Bishop & Missionary, 754
6
Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
7
The Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, 1890
8
8
Melania the Elder, Monastic, 410
Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947
9
9
9
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
William Alexander Guerry, Bisop, 1928
Jeanne Guyon, Mystic, 1717
10
Ephrem of Nisibis, Deacon & Poet, 373
11
Saint Barnabas the Apostle
12
Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902
13
 
14
14
Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
15
Evelyn Underhill, Mystic & Writer, 1941
16
Joseph Butler, Bishop, 1752
17
Marina the Monk, Monastic, 5th c.
18
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896
19
Adelaide Tegue Case, Educator, 1948
20
Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
25
25
25
James Weldon Johnson, Poet, 1938
Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530
Febronia, Martyr, 305
26
Isabel Florence Hapgood, Ecumenist, 1929
27
Cornelius Hill, Priest, 1907
28
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202
29
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
30
 

  

July
  
1
1
1
Pauli Murray, Priest, 1985
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Writer and Prophetic Witness, 1896
Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878
2
Moses the Black, Monastic & Martyr, c.400
3
 
4
Independence Day
5
 
6
6
Eva Lee Matthews, Monastic, 1928
Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415
7
 
8
Priscilla & Aquilla, Coworkers of the Apostle Paul
9
 
10
 
11
Benedict of Nursia, Monastic, c. 540
12
 
13
Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760
14
14
Argula von Grumbach, Scholar & Church Reformer, c.1554
Samson Occum, Pastor & Missionary, 1792
15
 
16
 
17
William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
18
Bartolomé de las Casas, Priest and Missionary, 1566
19
19
Macrina of Caecarea, Monastic and Teacher, 379
John Hines, Bishop 1997
20
Maria Skobtsoba, Monastic & Martyr, 1945
21
Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness, 1967
22
Saint Mary Magdalene
23
John Cassian, Monastic & Theologian, 435
24
Thomas a Kempis, Priest & Mystic, 1471
25
Saint James the Apostle
26
Charles Raymond Barnes, Priest & Martyr, 1939
27
William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
28
Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer, 1750
29
Mary and Martha of Bethany
30
William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833
 
31
Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Spiritual Writer, 1556

  

August
  
1
Joseph of Arimathaea
2
Samuel Ferguson, Bishop for West Africa, 1916
3
3
Joanna, Mary & Salome, Myrrh-bearing women
George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940
4
 
5
 
6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7
John Mason Neale, Priest & Hymnographer, 1866
8
Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
9
Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Philosopher, Monastic & Martyr, 1942
10
Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
11
11
Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
John Henry Newman, Bishop & Theologian, 1890
12
Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop & Theologian, 1667
14
Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Martyr, 1965
15
Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
16
 
17
 
18
18
18
William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
Artemisia Bowden, Educator, 1969
Rosa Judith Cisneros, Public Servant, 1980
19
 
20
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
24
24
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Rosa de Lima
, Ascetic & Mystic, 1617
Denzil A. Carty, Priest, 1975
25
Louis, King of France, 1270
26
 
27
Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle, Priests, 1890
28
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Theologian, 430
29
Beheading of John the Baptist
30
30
Margaret Ward, Margaret Clitherow & Anne Line, Martyrs, 1588, 1586 & 1601
Charles Grafton, Bishop and Ecumenist, 1912
 
31
31
David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
Aidan
, Bishop, 651

 

  

September
  
1
 
2
The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
3
Phoebe, Deacon
4
4
Paul Jones, Bishop, 1941
Albert Schweitzer, Theologian & Humanitarian, 1965
5
5
Katharina Zell, Church Reformer & Writer, 1562
Gregorio Aglipay, Priest, 1940
6
Hannah More, Religious Writer & Philanthropist, 1833
7
7
Kassiani, Poet & Hymnographer, 865
Elie Naud, Catechist, 1722
8
8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher, 1855
9
Constance and her Companions, Martyrs, 1878
10
Alexander Crummel, 1898
11
Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949
12
John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
13
 
14
14
Holy Cross Day
Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258
15
James Chisholm, Priest, 1855
16
Ninian, Bishop, c. 430
17
Hildegard of Bingen, 1170
18
18
Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, 1882
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat, 1961
19
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
20
John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
21
Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
22
Philander Chase, Bishop, 1852
23
Thecla of Iconium, Proto-Martyr among Women, c.70
24
Anna Ellison Butler Alexander, Deaconness, 1947
25
Sergius, Abbot, 1392
26
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop, 1626
27
Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674
28
Paula & Eustochium of Rome, Monastics & Scholars, 404
29
Saint Michael and All Angels
30
Jerome, Priest, and Scholar, 420

 

  

October
  
1
1
Therese of Lisieux, Monastic, 1898
Remigius
, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
2
 
3
John Raleigh Mott, Ecumenist & Missionary, 1955
4
Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
5
 
6
6
William Tyndale & Miles Coverdale, Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568
Henrietta Stockdale, Monastic & Nurse, 1911
7
7
Birgitta of Sweden, Mystic and Prophetic Witness, 1373
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor, 1787
8
8
William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943
Thais of Alexandria, Monastic, 5th c.
9
9
9
Vida Dutton Scudder, Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940
William Carey, Missionary, 1834
10
 
11
Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
12
Elizabeth Fry, Social Reformer, 1845
13
 
14
Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky & Channing Moore Williams, Bishops & Missionaries, 1906 & 1910
15
Teresa of Avila, Mystic & Monastic Reformer, 1582
16
Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, Bishops and Martyrs, 1555
17
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
18
Saint Luke the Evangelist
19
Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary, 1812
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
24
Hiram Hisanori Kano, Priest, 1986
25
Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa
26
26
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Scholar & Social Reformer, 1902
Alfred the Great
, King of the West Saxons, 899
27
 
28
Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
29
29
Mary of Qidun, Monastic, 4th c.
James Hannington
, Bishop, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
30
John Wycliffe, Translator of the Bible, 1384
 
31
Paul Shinji Sasaki & Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishops, 1946 & 1954

 

  

November
  
1
All Saints
2
All Souls / All Faithful Departed
3
3
Richard Hooker, Priest & Theologian, 1600
Martin de Porres, Monastic, 1639
4
 
5
 
6
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
7
Willibrord, Bishop & Missionary, 739
8
8
Ammonius, Hermit, 4th c.
Elizabeth of the Trinity, Mystic, 1906
9
Louise DeKoven Brown, Social Reformer & Philanthropist, 1953
10
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11
11
Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, Queen & Hymnographer, 1917
12
Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
13
 
14
14
The Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
Gregory Palamas, Bishop & Mystis, 1369
15
Herman of Alaska, Missionary, 1837
16
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17
17
Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop, 1200
18
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19
Mechtilde of Hackeborn & Gertrude the Great, Mystics, 1298 & 1302
20
Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
21
 
22
C. S. Lewis, Apologist and spiritual Writer, 1963
23
Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
24
Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara of Nicomedia & Margaret of Antioch, Martyrs, c.305
25
James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935
26
26
Sojourner Truth, Liberator and Prophetic Witness, 1883
Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
27
 
28
Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
29
Dorothy Day, Activist, Contemplative & Writer, 1980
30
Saint Andrew the Apostle

 

  

December
  
1
Charles de Foucauld, Monastic and Martyr, 1916
2
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
3
Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East, 1552
4
John of Damascus, Priest & Theologian, c. 760
5
Clement of Alexandria, Priest & Theologian, c. 210
6
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
8
8
8
Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691
Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán, Mystic & Worker of Charity, 1869
William West Skiles, Deacon & Missionary, 1862
9
Atilano Coco, Priest, 1936
10
Thomas Merton, Monastic and Writer, 1968
11
 
12
Francis de Sales, Bishop, & Jane de Chantal, Monastic, Workers of Charity, 1622 & 1641
13
13
13
Lucy (Lucia), Martyr at Syracuse, 304
Ella Baker, Social Reformer, 1986
Samuel Johnson, Priest, 1772
14
14
Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, Educator, 1906
15
Nino of Georgia, Missionary, c.332
16
 
17
17
Dorothy Sayers, Apologist & Spiritual Writer, 1957
Olympias, Deaconess, 408
18
 
19
Samthann, Monastic, 739
20
Katharina von Bora, Church Reformer, 1552
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
22
Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
Ruth Elaine Younger, Monastic, 1986
23
 
24
 
25
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
26
Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
27
27
Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
Fabiola of Rome, Nurse & Benefactor, 399
28
The Holy Innocents
29
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury & Martyr, 1170
30
30
Amelia Bloomer, Social Reformer, 1894
Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906
 
31
31
Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Educator and Social Reformer, 1934
Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Bishop, 1891

Names in brackets indicate for trial use.

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