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Calendar of the Church Year

according to the Episcopal Church

January
  

1
The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2
[Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, First Indian Anglican Bishop, Dornakal, 1945]
3
[William Passavant, Prophetic Witness, 1894]
4
[Elizabeth Seton, Founder of the American Sisters of Charity, 1821]
5
 
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
 
12
Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
13
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
14
 
15
 
16
[Richard Meux Benson, Religious, 1915, and Charles Gore, Bishop of Worcester,
of Birmingham, and of Oxford, 1932]
17
Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356
18
The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
19
Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20
Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
21
Agnes, Martyr at Rome, 304
22
Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
23
Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
24
Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, 1944
25
The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26
Timothy Titus [and Silas], Companions of Saint Paul
27
[Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, Witnesses to the Faith]   John Chrysostom
28
Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274
29
[Andrei Rublev, Monk and Iconographer, 1430]
30
 
31
[Juan Bosco (John Bosco), Priest, 1888], also [Samuel Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963]

  

February
  
1
Brigid (Bride), 523
2
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
3
[The Dorchester Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D.
Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling and Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943]
4
Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 (new date)
5
[Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses]
6
The Martyrs of Japan, 1597 (new date)
7
Cornelius the Centurion (new date)
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
[Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby, Hymnwriter, 1915]
12
[Charles Freer Andrews, Priest and “Friend of the Poor” in India, 1940]
13
Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14
Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
15
Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
16
[Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, 1898]
17
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda & Martyr, 1977
18
Martin Luther, 1546
19
 
20
[Frederick Douglass, Prophetic Witness, 1895]
21
[John Henry Newman, Priest and Theologian, 1890]
22
[Eric Liddell, Missionary to China, 1945]
23
Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24
Saint Matthias the Apostle
25
[John Roberts, Priest, 1949]
26
[Emily Malbone Morgan, Prophetic Witness, 1937]
27
George Herbert, Priest, 1633
28
[Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, 1964, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1904,
Educators]
29
[John Cassian, Abbot at Marseilles, 433]

  

March
  
1
David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
2
Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
3
John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
4
[Paul Cuffee, Witness to the Faith among the Shinnecock, 1812]
5
 
6
[William W. Mayo, 1911, and Charles Menninger, 1953, and Their Sons, Pioneers in Medicine]
7
Perpetua and Her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202
8
[Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, 1929]
9
Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
10
 
11
 
12
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604
13
James Theodore Holly, bishop of Haiti and Dominican Republic
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
18
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
19
Saint Joseph
20
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711 (new date)
21
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1556 [new date]
22
James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23
Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
24
Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980
25
The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
26
[Richard Allen, First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1831]
27
Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929
28
 
29
John Keble, Priest, 1866
30
[Innocent of Alaska, Bishop, 1879]
 
31
John Donne, Priest, 1631

  

April
  
1
Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
2
James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876
3
Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
4
Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, 1968
5
[Pandita Mary Ramabai, Prophetic Witness and Evangelist in India, 1922]
6
[Daniel G. C. Wu, Priest and Missionary among Chinese Americans, 1956]
7
Tikhon, Patriarch of Russia and Confessor, 1925
8
William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877 [and Anne Ayers, Religious, 1896]
9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, [Theologian and Martyr], 1945
10
William Law, Priest, 1761; also [Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Scientist and Military Chaplain, 1955]
11
George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, and of Lichfield, 1878?
12
[Adoniram Judson, Missionary to Burma, 1850]
13
 
14
[Edward Thomas Demby, 1957, and Henry Beard Delany, 1928, Bishops]
15
[Damien, Priest and Leper, 1889, and Marianne, Religious, 1918, of Molokai]
16
[Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni), Witness to the Faith among the
Mohawks, 1796]
17
 
18
 
19
Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
20
 
21
Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
22
[John Muir, Naturalist and Writer, 1914, and Hudson Stuck, Priest and
Environmentalist, 1920]
23
[George, Soldier and Martyr, c. 304]; also [Toyohiko Kagawa, Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960]
24
[Genocide Remembrance]
25
Saint Mark the Evangelist
26
[Robert Hunt, Priest and First Chaplain at Jamestown, 1607]
27
[Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894]
28
 
29
Catherine of Siena, 1380?
30
[Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Editor and Prophetic Witness, 1879]

  

May
  
1
Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
3
 
4
Monnica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
5
 
6
 
7
[Harriet Starr Cannon, Religious, 1896]
8
Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1417
9
Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389
10
[Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760]
11
 
12
 
13
[Frances Perkins, Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, 1965]
14
 
15
 
16
[Martyrs of Sudan]
17
[William Hobart Hare, Bishop of Niobrara, and of South Dakota, 1909]
18
 
19
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20
Alcuin, Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, 804
21
[John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690]
22
 
23
[Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543, and Johannes Kepler, 1543, Astronomers]
24
Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop in the United States,1870
25
Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, 735
26
Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
27
[Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616]
28
[John Calvin, Theologian, 1564]
29
 
30
[Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, 1431]
 
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
Blandina and Her Companions, 177
3
The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
4
[John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli), Bishop of Rome, 1963]
5
Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754
6
[Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945]
7
[The Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, 1890]
8
[Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947]
9
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
10
Ephrem of Edessa, Syria, Deacon, 373
11
Saint Barnabas the Apostle
12
Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902
13
[Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936]
14
Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
15
Evelyn Underhill, 1941
16
[George Berkeley, 1753, and] Joseph Butler, 1752, Bishops and Theologians
17
 
18
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
23
 
24
The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
25
[James Weldon Johnson, Poet, 1938]
26
[Isabel Florence Hapgood, Ecumenist and Journalist, 1929]
27
[Cornelius Hill, Priest and Chief among the Oneida, 1907]
28
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202
29
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
30
 

  

July
  
1
[Harriet Beecher Stowe, Writer and Prophetic Witness, 1896]
2
[Walter Rauschenbusch, 1918, Washington Gladden, 1918, and Jacob Riis, 1914, Prophetic Witnesses]
3
 
4
Independence Day
5
 
6
[Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415]
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Casino, c. 540
12
[Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931]
13
[Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760]
14
[Samson Occum, Witness to the Faith in New England, 1792]
15
 
16
[“The Righteous Gentiles” ]
17
William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
18
[Bartolomé de las Casas, Friar and Missionary to the Indies, 1566]
19
Macrina, Monastic and Teacher, 379; also [Adelaide Teague Case, Teacher, 1948]
20
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman
21
[Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness in South Africa, 1967]
22
Saint Mary Magdalene
23
 
24
Thomas a Kempis, Priest, 1471
25
Saint James the Apostle
26
[Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
27
William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
28
[Johann Sebastian Bach, 1750, George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell, 1695, Composers]
29
Mary, Martha, [and Lazarus] of Bethany
30
William Wilberforce, 1833, [and Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 1885, Prophetic Witnesses]
 
31
Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Monastic, 1556

  

August
  
1
Joseph of Arimathaea
2
[Samuel Ferguson, Missionary Bishop for West Africa, 1916]
3
[George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940]; also [William Edward Burghardt DuBois, Sociologist, 1963]
4
 
5
[Albrecht Dürer, 1528, Matthias Grünewald, 1529, and Lucas Cranach the Elder,
1553, Artists]
6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7
John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866; also [Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878]
8
Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
9
[Herman of Alaska, Missionary to the Aleut, 1837]
10
Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
11
Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
12
Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667
14
Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Martyr, 1965
15
Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
16
 
17
[Samuel Johnson, 1772, Timothy Cutler, 1765, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler,
1790
, Priests]
18
William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
19
 
20
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
21
 
22
 
23
[Martin de Porres, 1639, Rosa de Lima, 1617, and Toribio de Mogrovejo, 1606,
Witnesses to the Faith in South America]
24
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
25
Louis, King of France, 1270
26
 
27
Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle, 1890
28
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Theologian, 430; also [Moses the Black, Desert Father and Martyr, c. 400]
29
[John Bunyan, Writer, 1688]
30
[Charles Chapman Grafton, Bishop of Fond du Lac, and Ecumenist, 1912]
 
31
Aidan, 651, and Cuthbert, 687, Bishops of Lindisfarne (new date for Cuthbert)

 

  

September
  
1
David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
2
The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
3
[Prudence Crandall, Teacher and Prophetic Witness, 1890]
4
Paul Jones, 1941
5
[Gregorio Aglipay, Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church, 1940]
6
 
7
[Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith, 1722]
8
[Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872; also Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855]
9
Constance, Nun, and her Companions, 1878
10
Alexander Crummel, 1898
11
[Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949]
12
John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
13
John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407 (new date)
14
Holy Cross Day
15
Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258 (new date); and [James Chisholm, Priest, 1855]
16
Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
17
Hildegard of Bingen, 1170
18
Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, 1882
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 of Ohio, and of Illinois, 1852
23
 
24
 
25
Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
26
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626; also [Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942]
27
[Vincent de Paul, Religious, and Prophetic Witness, 1660; also Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674]
28
[Richard Rolle, 1349, Walter Hilton, 1396, and Margery Kempe, c. 1440, Mystics]
29
Saint Michael and All Angels
30
Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420

 

  

October
  
1
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
2
 
3
[George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958; also John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955]
4
Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
5
 
6
William Tyndale [and Miles Coverdale], Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568
7
[Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Lutheran Pastor in North America, 1787]
8
[William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943]
9
[Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940]
10
Vida Dutton Scudder, Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
11
Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
12
 
13
 
14
Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906
15
Teresa of Avila, Nun, 1582
16
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, 1555, Bishops and Martyrs
17
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
18
Saint Luke the Evangelist
19
Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary to India and Persia, 1812; also [William Carey, Missionary to India, 1834]
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
24
 
25
 
26
Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899
27
 
28
Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
29
James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
30
[John Wyclif, Priest and Prophetic Witness, 1384]
 
31
[Paul Shinji Sasaki, Bishop of Mid-Japan, and of Tokyo, 1946, and Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, China, 1954]

 

  

November
  
1
All Saints
2
Commemoration of All Faithful Departed
3
Richard Hooker, Priest, 1600
4
 
5
 
6
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
7
Willibrord, Archbishop of Utrecht, Missionary to Frisia, 739
8
(alternative date for James Theodore Holly: see March 13)
9
 
10
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11
Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
12
Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
13
 
14
Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1796
15
[Francis Asbury, 1816, and George Whitefield, 1770, Evangelists]
16
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17
Hugh, 1200, and Robert Grosseteste, 1253, Bishops of Lincoln (new date for Robert Grosseteste)
18
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19
Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
20
Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
21
[William Byrd, 1623, John Merbecke, 1585, and Thomas Tallis, 1585, Musicians]
22
C. S. Lewis, Apologist and spiritual Writer, 1963; also [Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c. 280]
23
Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
24
 
25
James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935
26
[Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748]
27
 
28
Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
29
 
30
Saint Andrew the Apostle

 

  

December
  
1
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637; also [Charles de Foucauld, Hermit and Martyr in the Sahara, 1916]
2
Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
3
[Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East, 1552]
4
John of Damascus, Priest, c. 760
5
Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210
6
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
8
[Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691]
9
 
10
[Karl Barth, Pastor and Theologian, 1968; also Thomas Merton, Contemplative and Writer, 1968]
11
 
12
 
13
[Lucy (Lucia), Martyr at Syracuse, 304]
14
[Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591]
15
[John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893; also Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913]
16
[Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects, and John
LaFarge
, Artist, 1910]
17
[William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses]
18
 
19
[Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961]
20
 
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
[Charlotte Digges (Lottie) Moon, Missionary in China, 1912; also Henry Budd, Priest, 1875]
23
 
24
 
25
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
26
Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
27
Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
28
The Holy Innocents
29
Thomas Becket, 1170
30
Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Educator and Prison Reformer, 1934
 
31
[Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Bishop in the Niger Territories, 1891]

Names in brackets indicate for trial use.

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Last updated: 12 June 2010
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