Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

 

Calendar of the Church Year

according to the Episcopal Church

 

Items in bold are Principal Feasts or Holy D]Says
Commemorations in italics are from A Great Cloud of Witnesses;
others not in bold are from Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2018
Commemorations in Brackets are for trial use.

January
  

1
The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2
2
Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop and Theologian, 389
Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah
, Bishop, 1945
3
William Passavant, Prophetic Witness, 1894
4
Elizabeth Ann Seton, Monastic & Educator, 1821
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
 
12
Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot & Theologian, 1167
13
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
14
Richard Meux Benson, Priest, and Charles Gore, Bishop, 1915 and 1932
15
 
16
 
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 & Cecilia, Martyrs at Rome, 304 & c.230
22
Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
23
Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
24
Florence Li Tim-Oi, 1992
25
The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26
Timothy, Titus and Silas, Companions of Saint Paul
27
John Chrysostom, Bishop & Theologian, 407
28
Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274
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
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
3
3
Anskar, Archbishop & Missionary, 865
The Dorchester Chaplains: Lt. George Fox, Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Lt. Clark V. Poling and Lt. John P. Washington, 1943
4
4
Manche Masemola, Martyr, 1928
Cornelius the Centurion
5
5
5
Agatha of Sicily, Martyr, c.251
The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses
6
 
7
 
8
Bakhita (Josephine Margaret Bakhita), Monastic, 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 to the Slavs, 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, Theologian, 1546
19
Agnes Tsao Kou Ying, Agatha Lin Zhao, & Lucy Yi Zhenmei, Martyrs, 1856, 1858,& 1862
20
Frederick Douglass, Prophetic Witness, 1895
21
John Henry Newman, Bishop & Theologian, 1890
22
22
Margaret of Cortona, Monastic, 1297
Eric Liddell
, Missionary to China, 1945
23
Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24
Saint Matthias the Apostle
25
25
Emily Malbone Morgan, Lay Leader & Contemplative, 1937
John Roberts, Priest, 1949
26
Photini, The Samaritan Woman, c.67
27
George Herbert, Priest, 1633
28
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper & Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, Educators, 1964 & 1904
29
 

  

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, Missionary, 1812
5
 
6
William W. Mayo, 1911, and Charles Menninger, 1953, and Their Sons, Pioneers in Medicine
7
Perpetua and Felicity, and their Companions, 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
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604
13
James Theodore Holly, Bishop, 1911
14
 
15
Vincent de Paul, Priest, & Louise de Marillac, Vowed Religious, 1660
16
 
17
17
Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
18
 
19
Saint Joseph
20
Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687
21
21
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop & Martyr, 1556
22
James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23
Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of Armenia, c. 332
24
Oscar Romero, Archbishop, 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
Charles Henry Brent, Bishop, 1929
28
James Solomon Russell, Priest, 1935
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
3
Mary of Egypt, Hermit, c.421
Richard of Chichester
, Bishop, 1253
4
Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader & Martyr, 1968
5
Harriet Starr Cannon, Monastic, 1896
6
6

Pandita Mary Ramabai, Missionary, 1922
Daniel G. C. Wu, Priest and Missionary, 1956
7
Tikhon, Patriarch of Russia, Confessor & Ecumenist, 1925
8
William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877, and Anne Ayres, Monastic, 1896
9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theologian and Martyr, 1945
10
10
William Law, Priest, 1761; also
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest & Scientist, 1955
11
George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop, 1878
12
 
13
 
14
14
Zenaida, Philonella, and Hermione, 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, Deacon, 1917, and Annie Besant Cassey, 1875
Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni), Witness to the Faith among the Mohawks, 1796
17
17
Kateri Takakwitha, Lay Contemplative, 1680
Emily Cooper, Deaconess, 1909
18
Juana Inés de la Cruz, Monastic and Theologian, 1695
19
Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
20
 
21
Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
22
22
Hadewijch of Brabant, Poet & Mystic, 13th c.
John Muir, Naturalist and Writer, 1914, and Hudson Stuck, Priest and Environmentalist, 1920
23
23
Toyohiko Kagawa, Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960
George, Martyr, 304
24
Genocide Remembrance
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, 1380
30
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Prophetic Witness, 1879

  

May
  
1
Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2
2
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
Elisabeth Cruciger, Poet & Hymnnographer, 1535
3
 
4
4
Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
Martyrs of the Reformation Era
5
6
 
7
 
8
Julian of Norwich, Monastic, c. 1417
9
 
10
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760
11
Johann Arndt & Jacob Boehme, Mystics, 1621 & 1624
12
 
13
Frances Perkins, Social Reformer, 1965
14
 
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
 
19
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20
Alcuin of York, Deacon & Abbot of Tours, 804
21
21
Lydia of Thyatira, Coworker of the Apostle Paul
John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690
22
Helena of Constantinople, Protector of 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
Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
27
Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616
28
28

Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mystic, c.1282
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 & Her Companions, Martyrs of Lyon, 177
3
The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
4
John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli), Bishop, 1963
5
Boniface, Archishop of Mainz, Missionary & Martyr, 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
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
10
Ephrem of Nisibis, Deacon, 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, 1752, and George Berkeley, 1753, Bishops and Theologians
17
Marina the Monk, Monastic, 5th c.
18
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896
19
Adelaide Teague Case, Educator, 1948
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, 1929
27
Cornelius Hill, Priest, 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
2
2
Moses the Black, Monastic & Martyr, c.400
Pauli Murray, Priest, 1985
Walter Rauschenbusch, 1918, Washington Gladden, 1918, and Jacob Riis, 1914, Prophetic Witnesses
3
 
4
Independence Day
5
 
6
6
Eva Lee Matthews, Monastic, 1928
Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415
7
 
8
Priscilla & Aquila, Coworkers of the Apostle Paul
9
 
10
 
11
Benedict of Nursia, Monastic, c. 540
12
Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931
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
"The Righteous Gentiles"
17
William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
18
Bartolomé de las Casas, Priest and Missionary, 1566
19
19
Macrina of Caesarea, Monastic and Teacher, 379
Adelaide Tegue Case, Educator, 1948
20
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, and Sojourner Truth, Liberators & Prophets
21
21
Maria Skobtsoba, Monastic & Martyr, 1945
Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness, 1967
22
Saint Mary Magdalene
23
John Cassian, Monastic & Theologian, 435
24
Thomas a Kempis, Priest, 1471
25
Saint James the Apostle
26
26
The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Charles Raymond Barnes, Priest & Martyr, 1939
27
William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
28
Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer, 1750, and George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell, 1695, Composers
29
29
Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany
First Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Church, 1974
30
William Wilberforce, Prophetic Witness, 1833, and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 1885, Prophetic Witness
 
31
Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Monastic, 1556

  

August
  
1
Joseph of Arimathaea
2
Samuel Ferguson, Bishop for West Africa, 1916
3
3
3
Joanna, Mary & Salome, Myrrh-bearing Women
George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 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
7
John Mason Neale, Priest & Hymnographer, 1866
Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878
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
Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
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
17
Samuel Johnson, 1772, Timothy Cutler, 1765, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler, 1790, Priests
The Baptisms of Manteo, and Virginia Dare, 1587
18
Artemisia Bowden, 1969
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
27
Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle, Priests, 1890
[Simeon Bachos, the Ethiopian Eunuch], Evangelist in Africa, NT
28
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Theologian, 430
29
29
Beheading of John the Baptist
John Bunyan, Writer, 1688
30
30
Margaret Ward, Margaret Clitherow & Anne Line, Martyrs, 1588, 1586 & 1601
Charles Grafton, Bishop and Ecumenist, 1912
 
31
Aidan, Bishop, 651

 

  

September
  
1
David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
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
8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher, 1855
Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872
9
Constance and Her Companions, 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
15
Catherine of Genoa, Mystic and Nurse, 1510
James Chisholm, Priest, 1855
16
Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
17
Hildegard of Bingen, Mystic and Abbess, 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
22
Philander Chase, Bishop of Ohio and Illinois, 1852
[Episcopal Deaconesses]
23
Thecla of Iconium, Proto-Martyr among Women, c.70
24
Anna Ellison Butler Alexander, Deaconness and Teacher, 1947
25
Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
26
26
26
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626
Euphrosyne/Smaragdus of Alexandria, Monastic, 5th c.
Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942
27
Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674
28
Paula & Eustochium of Rome, Monastics & Scholars, 404 & c. 419
29
Saint Michael and All Angels
30
Jerome, Priest and Monk of Bethlehem, 420

 

  

October
  
1
1
Therese of Lisieux, Monastic, 1898
Remigius
, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
2
 
3
John Raleigh Mott, Lay Leader & Ecumenist, 1955
4
Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
5
 
6
William Tyndale & Miles Coverdale, Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568
7
7
Birgitta of Sweden, Mystic, 1373
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor, 1787
8
William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943
9
9
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1253
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940
10
Vida Dutton Scudder, Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
11
Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
12
Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915
13
 
14
Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky & Channing Moore Williams, Bishops & Missionaries, 1906
15
Teresa of Avila, Mystic & Monastic Reformer, 1582
16
Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer Bishops and Martyrs, 1555, 1556
17
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
18
Saint Luke the Evangelist
19
19
Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary, 1812
William Carey, Missionary, 1834
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
Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Scholar & Social Reformer, 1902
27
 
28
Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
29
James Hannington, Bishop, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
30
30
Maryam of Qidun, Monastic, 4th c.
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
Richard Hooker, Priest & Theologian, 1600
4
 
5
 
6
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
7
Willibrord, Achbishop & Missionary, 739
8
Ammonius, Hermit, 4th c.
9
Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton & Margery Kempe, Mystics, 1349, 1396, & c.1440
10
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11
Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
12
Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
13
 
14
The Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
15
15
Herman of Alaska, Missionary, 1837
Francis Asbury, 1816, and George Whitefield, 1770, Evangelists
16
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17
17
Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop, 1200
Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
18
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19
 
20
Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
21
21
Mechtilde of Hackeborn & Gertrude the Great, Mystics, 1298 & 1302
William Byrd, 1623, John Merbecke, 1585, and Thomas Tallis, 1585, Musicians
22
22
C. S. Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
Cecilia, Martyr at Rome c. 230
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 & Prophet, 1883
Isaac Watts
, Hymnwriter, 1748
27
 
28
Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
29
 
30
Saint Andrew the Apostle

 

  

December
  
1
Charles de Foucauld, Monastic and Martyr, 1916
2
 
3
Francis Xavier, Priest & Missionary, 1552
4
4
John of Damascus, Priest & Theologian, c. 760
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
5
Clement of Alexandria, Priest & Theologian, c. 210
6
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
8
Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691
9
 
10
10
Thomas Merton, Monastic and Writer, 1968
Karl Barth, Pastor and Theologian, 1968
11
[Frederick Howden, Jr.], Priest & Chaplain of the Armed Forces, 1941
12
Francis de Sales, Bishop, & Jane de Chantal, Monastic, Workers of Charity, 1622 & 1641
13
Lucy (Lucia) of Syracuse, Martyr, 304
14
14
John of the Cross, Mystic & Monastic Reformer, 1591
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, Educator, 1906
15
15
15
Nino of Georgia, Missionary, c.332
John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893
Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913
16
Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects, and John LaFarge, Artist, 1910
17
17
Dorothy L. Sayers, Apologist & Spiritual Writer, 1957
William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses
18
 
19
Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961
20
Katharina von Bora, Church Reformer, 1552
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
22
Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
Charlotte Diggs (Lottie) Moon, Missionary in China, 1912
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, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1170
30
 
 
31
31
Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Social Reformer, 1934
Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Bishop, 1891

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