Calendar of saints (Episcopal Church in the United States of America)

Calendar of saints (Episcopal Church in the United States of America)

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The veneration of saints in the Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church (United States)
The Episcopal Church is a mainline Anglican Christian church found mainly in the United States , but also in Honduras, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands and parts of Europe...

 is a continuation of an ancient tradition from the early Church which honors important people of the Christian
Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...

 faith. The usage of the term "saint" is similar to Roman Catholic and Orthodox
Orthodox Christianity
The term Orthodox Christianity may refer to:* the Eastern Orthodox Church and its various geographical subdivisions...

 traditions. Those in the Anglo-Catholic tradition may explicitly invoke saints as intercessors in prayer. The saints are also recognized as examples in history of good Christian men and women. The Episcopal Church does not canonize individuals, holding instead that all baptized Christians are saints of God and have the potential to be examples of faith to others. Episcopalians pray for each other and for all Christians as members of the Communion of Saints, including both the living and the dead, since all are considered to be in the hands of God. With this understanding, a wide variety of Christians from various denominations and traditions are thought of as "saints" in the Episcopal Church, such as Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...

 and Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine of Canterbury was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597...

. Others recognized as "saints", while not of major ecclesiastical significance, are rather examples of holding moral positions that may have compromised their acceptance by society at the time they lived. Such "saints" include William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire...

 and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement...

, for example.

The Episcopal Church publishes Lesser Feasts and Fasts, which contains feast days for the various men and women the Church wishes to honor. This book is updated every three years and notable persons are added to the liturgical calendar.

This is the calendar of saints and blessed found in the Book of Common Prayer and Lesser Feasts and Fasts; the relevant official resources of the Episcopal Church. This list reflects changes made at the 2009 General Convention. It lists provisional changes made in the new official list of feasts, Holy Women, Holy Men.

There is no single calendar for the various churches making up the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
The Anglican Communion is an international association of national and regional Anglican churches in full communion with the Church of England and specifically with its principal primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury...

; each makes its own calendar suitable for its local situation. As a result, the calendar here contains a number of figures important in the history of the American church. Calendars in different provinces of course will focus on figures more important to those different countries. At the same time, different provinces often borrow important figures from each other's calendars as the international importance of different figures becomes clear. In this way the calendar of the Episcopal Church has importance beyond the immediate purpose of supporting the liturgy of the Episcopal Church. It is, for example, one of the key sources of the calendar for the international daily office Oremus.

Because of its relation to the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines
Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines is a province of the Anglican Communion first established by the Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1901 by American missionaries led by Charles Henry Brent, who served as the first resident bishop. It became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion...

 follows this calendar to a large extent.

Ranking of feasts


The Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church identifies four categories of feasts: Principal Feasts, other Feasts of our Lord (including Sundays), other Major Feasts, and minor feasts. Two major fast days are also listed (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday). In addition to these categories, further distinctions are made between feasts to determine the precedence of feasts used when more than one feast falls on the same day. In addition, Lesser Feasts and Fasts gives further rules for the relative ranking of feasts and fasts. These rules of precedence all establish a ranking, from most to least important, as follows:
  • PRINCIPAL FEASTS
  • The Feasts of the Holy Name, the Presentation, and Transfiguration
  • Sundays through the year
  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
  • Feasts of our Lord
  • Other Major Feasts
  • Weekdays of Lent
  • Minor Feasts

Days of fasting


Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter...

 and Good Friday
Good Friday
Good Friday , is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of...

 are appointed as fast days. Lesser fasts days, called "days of special observance", are all the weekdays of Lent and every Friday in the year, with the exception that fasting is never observed during the Easter or Christmas seasons, or on Feasts of our Lord. The Episcopal Church does not prescribe the specific manner of observance of these days.

Baptismal feasts


The Great Vigil of Easter, Pentecost
Pentecost
Pentecost is a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus...

, All Saints' Day
All Saints
All Saints' Day , often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown...

, and The Baptism of our Lord
Baptism of the Lord
The Baptism of the Lord is the feast day commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Christ, and the wedding at Cana...

, are appointed as baptismal feasts. It is preferred that baptism be reserved for those occasions.

Calendar


Principal Feasts are in BOLD, ALL CAPS. Feasts of our Lord are in bold italics. Other Major Feasts and Fasts are in bold.

Movable Days


These celebrations can occur on different dates depending on the date of Easter, which has no fixed date. In addition, every Sunday in the year is observed as a feast of our Lord.
  • Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter...

  • Good Friday
    Good Friday
    Good Friday , is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of...

  • EASTER DAY
    Easter
    Easter is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday...

  • ASCENSION DAY
  • THE DAY OF PENTECOST
    Pentecost
    Pentecost is a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after the Resurrection of Jesus...

  • The First Book of Common Prayer
    Book of Common Prayer
    The Book of Common Prayer is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, "Anglican realignment" and other Anglican churches. The original book, published in 1549 , in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English...

    , 1549, observed on a weekday following Pentecost
  • TRINITY SUNDAY
    Trinity Sunday
    Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity...

  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thanksgiving (United States)
    Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday,...


January

  • 1 The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 2 Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah
    Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah
    Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah was the first Indian bishop in the Churches of the Anglican Communion. He was consecrated as the first bishop of the new Diocese of Dornakal in December, 1912. A commemoration in his honor is celebrated on January 2 on the Calendar of saints of the Episcopal Church in...

    , First Indian Anglican Bishop, Dornakal, 1945
  • 3 William Passavant
    William Passavant
    William A. Passavant was a Lutheran minister noted for bringing the Lutheran Deaconess movement to the United States. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on November 24 with Justus Falckner and Jehu Jones...

    , Prophetic Witness, 1894
  • 4 Elizabeth Seton
    Elizabeth Ann Seton
    Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church . She established Catholic communities in Emmitsburg, Maryland....

    , Founder of the American Sisters of Charity, 1821
  • 5
  • 6 THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
    Epiphany (Christian)
    Epiphany, or Theophany, meaning "vision of God",...

  • 7
  • 8 Harriet Bedell
    Harriet Bedell
    Harriet Bedell was an Episcopal deaconess and missionary to the Seminole Indians of Florida and the Alaskan native peoples...

    , Deaconess and Missionary, 1969
  • 9 Julia Chester Emery
    Julia Chester Emery
    Julia Chester Emery was the National Secretary of the Women's Auxiliary of the Board of Missions for forty years, from 1876 to 1916. A commemoration in her honor is celebrated on January 9 on the Calendar of saints of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.Emery's father was a New...

    , 1922
  • 10 William Laud
    William Laud
    William Laud was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645. One of the High Church Caroline divines, he opposed radical forms of Puritanism...

    , Archbishop of Canterbury
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. In his role as head of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop leads the third largest group...

    , 1645
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  • 12 Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
  • 13 Hilary
    Hilary of Poitiers
    Hilary of Poitiers was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians" and the "Athanasius of the West." His name comes from the Latin word for happy or cheerful. His optional memorial in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints is 13...

    , Bishop of Poitiers, 367
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  • 15 Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader, 1968
  • 16 Richard Meux Benson
    Richard Meux Benson
    Richard Meux Benson was a priest in the Church of England and founder of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, the first religious order of monks in the Anglican Communion since the Reformation...

    , Religious, 1915, and Charles Gore
    Charles Gore
    Charles Gore was a British theologian and Anglican bishop.-Early life and education:Gore was the third son of the Honourable Charles Alexander Gore, and brother of the fourth Earl of Arran...

    , Bishop of Worcester, of Birmingham, and of Oxford, 1932
  • 17 Antony
    Anthony the Great
    Anthony the Great or Antony the Great , , also known as Saint Anthony, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Abba Antonius , and Father of All Monks, was a Christian saint from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers...

    , Abbot in Egypt, 356
  • 18 The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
  • 19 Wulfstan
    Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester
    Wulfstan , Bishop of Worcester, was the last surviving pre-Conquest bishop and the only English-born bishop after 1075. Wulfstan is a Christian saint.-Denomination:His denomination as Wulfstan II is to indicate that he is the second Bishop Wulfstan of Worcester...

    , Bishop of Worcester 1095
  • 20 Fabian
    Pope Fabian
    Pope Fabian was Pope from January 10, 236 to January 20, 250, succeeding Pope Anterus.Eusebius of Caesarea relates how the Christians, having assembled in Rome to elect a new bishop, saw a dove alight upon the head of Fabian, a layman and stranger to the city, who was thus marked out for this...

    , Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
  • 21 Agnes, Martyr at Rome, 304
  • 22 Vincent
    Vincent of Saragossa
    Saint Vincent of Saragossa, also known as Vincent Martyr, Vincent of Huesca or Vincent the Deacon, is the patron saint of Lisbon. His feast day is 22 January in the Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Communion and 11 November in the Eastern Orthodox Churches...

    , Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
  • 23 Phillips Brooks
    Phillips Brooks
    Phillips Brooks was an American clergyman and author, who briefly served as Bishop of Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church during the early 1890s. In the Episcopal liturgical calendar he is remembered on January 23...

    , Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
  • 24 Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, First Woman Priest in the Anglican Communion, 1944
  • 25 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
  • 26 Timothy, Titus, and Silas
    Silas
    Saint Silas or Saint Silvanus was a leading member of the Early Christian community, who later accompanied Paul in some of his missionary journeys....

    , Companions of Saint Paul
  • 27 Lydia
    Lydia of Thyatira
    Lydia of Thyatira is a character in the New Testament. She is regarded as the first recorded convert to Christianity in Europe.-Name:The name, "Lydia", meaning "the Lydian woman", by which she was known indicates that she was from Lydia in Asia Minor. Though she is commonly known as “St...

    , Dorcas
    Dorcas
    Dorcas was a disciple who lived in Joppa, referenced in the Book of Acts of the Bible. Acts recounts that when she died, she was mourned by "all the widows ... crying and showing the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them."...

    , and Phoebe
    Phoebe (Christian woman)
    Phoebe was a Christian woman mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 16:1.Some have interpreted the Greek "diakonos" to relate Phoebe as a deacon, the most literal interpretation of the word is as a servant which is what all deacons...

    , Witnesses to the Faith
  • 28 Thomas Aquinas
    Thomas Aquinas
    Thomas Aquinas, O.P. , also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis...

    , Priest and Friar, 1274
  • 29 Andrei Rublev
    Andrei Rublev
    Andrei Rublev is considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of Orthodox icons and frescoes.-Biography:...

    , Monk and Iconographer, 1430
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  • 31 Juan Bosco
    John Bosco
    John Bosco , was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century, who put into practice the convictions of his religion, dedicating his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth and employing teaching methods...

    , Priest, 1888. Samuel Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963

February

  • 1 Brigid (Bride)
    Brigid of Kildare
    Saint Brigit of Kildare, or Brigit of Ireland , nicknamed Mary of the Gael is one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba...

    , Abbess, 523
  • 2 The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
    Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
    The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, which falls on 2 February, celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and some Eastern Catholic Churches, it is one of the twelve Great Feasts, and is sometimes called Hypapante...

  • 3 The Dorchester Chaplains
    Four Chaplains
    The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains," were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel during the sinking of the troop ship USAT Dorchester during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats...

    : Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling and Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943
  • 4 Anskar
    Ansgar
    Saint Ansgar, Anskar or Oscar, was an Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. The see of Hamburg was designated a "Mission to bring Christianity to the North", and Ansgar became known as the "Apostle of the North".-Life:After his mother’s early death Ansgar was brought up in Corbie Abbey, and made rapid...

    , Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
  • 5 Roger Williams
    Roger Williams (theologian)
    Roger Williams was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, which provided a refuge for religious minorities. Williams started the first Baptist church in America,...

    , 1683, and Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson was one of the most prominent women in colonial America, noted for her strong religious convictions, and for her stand against the staunch religious orthodoxy of 17th century Massachusetts...

    , 1643, Prophetic Witnesses
  • 6 The Martyrs of Japan
    Martyrs of Japan
    The refers to a group of Christians who were executed by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki. Their martyrdom is especially significant in the history of Roman Catholicism in Japan....

    , 1597
  • 7 Cornelius the Centurion
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  • 11 Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby
    Fanny Crosby
    Frances Jane Crosby , usually known as Fanny Crosby in the United States and by her married name, Frances van Alstyne, in the United Kingdom, was an American Methodist rescue mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. During her lifetime, she was well-known throughout the United States...

    , Hymnwriter, 1915
  • 12 Charles Freer Andrews
    Charles Freer Andrews
    Charles Freer Andrews was an English priest of the Church of England. He was an educator and participant in the campaign for Indian independence, and became Mahatma Gandhi's closest friend and associate....

    , Priest and “Friend of the Poor” in India, 1940
  • 13 Absalom Jones
    Absalom Jones
    Absalom Jones was an African-American abolitionist and clergyman. After founding a black congregation in 1794, in 1804 he was the first African-American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States...

    , Priest, 1818
  • 14 Cyril
    Saints Cyril and Methodius
    Saints Cyril and Methodius were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the 9th century. They became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavic peoples of Bulgaria, Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they...

    , Monk, and Methodius
    Saints Cyril and Methodius
    Saints Cyril and Methodius were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the 9th century. They became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavic peoples of Bulgaria, Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they...

    , Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
  • 15 Thomas Bray
    Thomas Bray
    The Reverend Dr Thomas Bray was an English clergyman, who spent time in Maryland as an Anglican representative.-Life:...

    , Priest and Missionary, 1730
  • 16 Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, 1898
  • 17 Janani Luwum
    Janani Luwum
    Janani Jakaliya Luwum , was the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa. He was murdered in 1977 by either Idi Amin personally or by Amin's henchmen.-Early life and career:Luwum was born in the village of Mucwini in...

    , Archbishop of Uganda, and Martyr, 1977
  • 18 Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    Martin Luther was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...

    , 1546
  • 19
  • 20 Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing...

    , Prophetic Witness, 1895
  • 21 John Henry Newman, priest and theologian, 1890
  • 22 Eric Liddell
    Eric Liddell
    Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby union international player, and missionary.Liddell was the winner of the men's 400 metres at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris...

    , Missionary to China, 1945
  • 23 Polycarp
    Polycarp
    Saint Polycarp was a 2nd century Christian bishop of Smyrna. According to the Martyrdom of Polycarp, he died a martyr, bound and burned at the stake, then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him...

    , Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
  • 24 Saint Matthias the Apostle
    Saint Matthias
    Matthias , according to the Acts of the Apostles, was the apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following Judas' betrayal of Jesus and his suicide.-Biography:...

  • 25 John Roberts
    John Roberts (Tremeirchion clergyman)
    John Roberts was a Welsh Anglican priest and writer.-Life:Roberts was born in 1775 in Denbighshire, north Wales, and educated at Jesus College, Oxford between 1792 and 1796, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree...

    , Priest, 1949
  • 26 Emily Malbone Morgan, Prophetic Witness, 1937
  • 27 George Herbert
    George Herbert
    George Herbert was a Welsh born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education that led to his holding prominent positions at Cambridge University and Parliament. As a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, Herbert excelled in...

    , priest, 1633
  • 28 Anna Julia Haywood Cooper
    Anna J. Cooper
    Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was an author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African American scholars in United States history. Upon receiving her Ph.D in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Cooper became the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree...

    , 1964, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright
    Elizabeth Evelyn Wright
    Elizabeth Evelyn Wright founded Denmark Industrial Institute in Denmark, South Carolina, as a school for African-American youth. It is present-day Voorhees College, a historically black college...

    , 1904, Educators
  • 29 John Cassian, Abbot at Marseilles, 433

March

  • 1 David
    Saint David
    Saint David was a Welsh Bishop during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint and as the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. However, his birth date is still uncertain, as suggestions range from 462 to...

    , Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
  • 2 Chad
    Chad of Mercia
    Chad was a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon churchman, who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. He was later canonized as a saint. He was the brother of Cedd, also a saint...

    , Bishop of Lichfield, 672
  • 3 John
    John Wesley
    John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield...

     and Charles Wesley
    Charles Wesley
    Charles Wesley was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley , and father of musician Samuel Wesley, and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley...

    , Priests, 1791, 1788
  • 4 Paul Cuffee, Witness to the Faith among the Shinnecock, 1812
  • 5
  • 6 William W. Mayo, 1911, and Charles Menninger
    Charles Frederick Menninger
    Charles Frederick Menninger was a physician who helped found the Menninger Foundation with his sons, Karl and William. The Charles Frederick Menninger Award is given by the American Psychoanalytic Association for original research in psycho-analysis.Menninger is honored together with William W...

    , 1953, and Their Sons, Pioneers in Medicine
  • 7 Perpetua & Felicity and their Companion Martyrs, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
  • 8 Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
    Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
    Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC , was an Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed 'Woodbine Willie' during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes along with spiritual aid to injured and dying soldiers.-Early Life:...

    , Priest, 1929
  • 9 Gregory
    Gregory of Nyssa
    St. Gregory of Nyssa was a Christian bishop and saint. He was a younger brother of Basil the Great and a good friend of Gregory of Nazianzus. His significance has long been recognized in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic branches of Christianity...

    , Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12 Gregory the Great
    Pope Gregory I
    Pope Gregory I , better known in English as Gregory the Great, was pope from 3 September 590 until his death...

    , Bishop of Rome, 604
  • 13 James Theodore Holly, bishop of Haiti and Dominican Republic
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  • 17 Patrick
    Saint Patrick
    Saint Patrick was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognized patron saint of Ireland or the Apostle of Ireland, although Brigid of Kildare and Colmcille are also formally patron saints....

    , Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
  • 18 Cyril
    Cyril of Jerusalem
    Cyril of Jerusalem was a distinguished theologian of the early Church . He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. In 1883, Cyril was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII...

    , Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
  • 19 Saint Joseph
    Saint Joseph
    Saint Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ ....

  • 20 Thomas Ken
    Thomas Ken
    Thomas Ken was an English cleric who was considered the most eminent of the English non-juring bishops, and one of the fathers of modern English hymnology.-Early life:...

    , Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
  • 21 Thomas Cranmer
    Thomas Cranmer
    Thomas Cranmer was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon which resulted in the separation of the English Church from...

    , Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1556
  • 22 James De Koven
    James DeKoven
    James DeKoven was a priest, an educator and a leader of the Oxford Movement in the Episcopal Church. DeKoven was born in Middletown, Connecticut and educated at Columbia College. In 1851 he was admitted to General Theological Seminary and was ordained as a deacon in 1854 in Middletown...

    , Priest, 1879
  • 23 Gregory the Illuminator
    Gregory the Illuminator
    Saint Gregory the Illuminator or Saint Gregory the Enlightener is the patron saint and first official head of the Armenian Apostolic Church...

    , Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
  • 24 Oscar Romero
    Óscar Romero
    Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a bishop of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. He became the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, succeeding Luis Chávez. He was assassinated on 24 March 1980....

    , Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980
  • 25 The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Annunciation
    The Annunciation, also referred to as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Virgin Mary, that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus the Son of God. Gabriel told Mary to name her...

  • 26 Richard Allen, First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1831
  • 27 Charles Henry Brent
    Charles Henry Brent
    Charles Henry Brent was an American Episcopal bishop who served in the Philippines and western New York.Born in Canada and educated at Trinity College, Toronto, Brent was originally stationed at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in the South End of Boston, where he served as an associate priest...

    , Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929
  • 28
  • 29 John Keble
    John Keble
    John Keble was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.-Early life:...

    , Priest, 1866
  • 30 Innocent of Alaska
    Innocent of Alaska
    Saint Innocent of Alaska , also known as Saint Innocent of Moscow was a Russian Orthodox priest, bishop, archbishop and Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. He is known for his missionary work, scholarship and leadership in Alaska and the Russian Far East during the 19th century...

    , Bishop, 1879
  • 31 John Donne
    John Donne
    John Donne 31 March 1631), English poet, satirist, lawyer, and priest, is now considered the preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are notable for their strong and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs,...

    , Priest, 1631

April

  • 1 Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
  • 2 James Lloyd Breck
    James Lloyd Breck
    James Lloyd Breck was a priest, educator and missionary of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.James Lloyd Breck is commemorated on April 2 on the Episcopal calendar of saints.-Early life and education:...

    , Priest, 1876
  • 3 Richard
    Richard of Chichester
    Richard of Chichester is a saint who was Bishop of Chichester...

    , Bishop of Chichester, 1253
  • 4
  • 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. Anne Ayres
    Anne Ayres
    Anne Ayres was a nun and the founder of the first Episcopalian religious order for women.Born in London, she emigrated to the United States in 1836; settling in New York City...

    , Religious, 1896
  • 9 Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and martyr. He was a participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism and a founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved in plans by members of the Abwehr to assassinate Adolf Hitler...

    , Theologian and Martyr, 1945
  • 10 William Law
    William Law
    William Law was an English cleric, divine and theological writer.-Early life:Law was born at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire in 1686. In 1705 he entered as a sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; in 1711 he was elected fellow of his college and was ordained...

    , Priest, 1761. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ was a French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of both Piltdown Man and Peking Man. Teilhard conceived the idea of the Omega Point and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of Noosphere...

    , Scientist and Military Chaplain, 1955
  • 11 George Augustus Selwyn
    George Augustus Selwyn
    George Augustus Selwyn was the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand. He was Bishop of New Zealand from 1841 to 1858. His diocese was then subdivided and Selwyn was Primate of New Zealand from 1858 to 1868. He was Bishop of Lichfield from 1868 to 1878...

    , Bishop of New Zealand, and of Lichfield, 1878
  • 12 Adoniram Judson
    Adoniram Judson
    Adoniram Judson, Jr. was an American Baptist missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years. At the age of 25, Adoniram Judson became the first Protestant missionary sent from North America to preach in Burma...

    , Missionary to Burma, 1850
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  • 14 Edward Thomas Demby, 1957, and Henry Beard Delany, 1928, Bishops
  • 15 Damien
    Father Damien
    Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. , born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious order...

    , Priest and Leper, 1889, and Marianne, Religious, 1918, of Molokai
  • 16 Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni)
    Mary Brant
    Molly Brant , also known as Mary Brant, Konwatsi'tsiaienni, and Degonwadonti, was a prominent Mohawk woman in the era of the American Revolution. Living in the Province of New York, she was the consort of Sir William Johnson, the influential British Superintendent of Indian Affairs, with whom she...

    , Witness to the Faith among the Mohawks, 1796
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  • 19 Alphege
    Alphege
    Ælfheah , officially remembered by the name Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. He became an anchorite before being elected abbot of Bath Abbey...

    , Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
  • 20
  • 21 Anselm
    Anselm of Canterbury
    Anselm of Canterbury , also called of Aosta for his birthplace, and of Bec for his home monastery, was a Benedictine monk, a philosopher, and a prelate of the church who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109...

    , Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
  • 22 John Muir
    John Muir
    John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions...

    , Naturalist and Writer, 1914, and Hudson Stuck
    Hudson Stuck
    Hudson Stuck with Harry P. Karstens co-led the first expedition to successfully climb the South Peak of Mount McKinley.Stuck, an Episcopal Archdeacon, was born in London and graduated from King's College London...

    , Priest and Environmentalist, 1920
  • 23 George
    Saint George
    Saint George was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic , Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox...

    , Soldier and Martyr, c. 304. Toyohiko Kagawa
    Toyohiko Kagawa
    thumb|right|200px|At Princeton Theological Seminarythumb|right|200px|Great Kantō earthquake, 1923thumb|right|200px|In America, 1935 was a Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Kagawa wrote, spoke, and worked at length on ways to employ Christian principles in the...

    , Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960
  • 24 Genocide Remembrance
  • 25 Saint Mark the Evangelist
    Mark the Evangelist
    Mark the Evangelist is the traditional author of the Gospel of Mark. He is one of the Seventy Disciples of Christ, and the founder of the Church of Alexandria, one of the original four main sees of Christianity....

  • 26 Robert Hunt
    Robert Hunt (chaplain)
    Robert Hunt , a vicar in the Church of England, was chaplain of the expedition that founded, in 1607, the first successful English colony in the New World, at Jamestown, Virginia.-Career in England:...

    , Priest and First Chaplain at Jamestown, 1607
  • 27 Christina Rossetti
    Christina Rossetti
    Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems...

    , Poet, 1894
  • 28
  • 29 Catherine of Siena
    Catherine of Siena
    Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D, was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor...

    , 1380
  • 30 Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Editor and Prophetic Witness, 1879

May

  • 1 Saint Philip
    Philip the Apostle
    Philip the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia....

     and Saint James
    James, son of Alphaeus
    Saint James, son of Alphaeus was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He is often identified with James the Less and commonly known by that name in church tradition....

    , Apostles
  • 2 Athanasius
    Athanasius of Alexandria
    Athanasius of Alexandria [b. ca. – d. 2 May 373] is also given the titles St. Athanasius the Great, St. Athanasius I of Alexandria, St Athanasius the Confessor and St Athanasius the Apostolic. He was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. His long episcopate lasted 45 years Athanasius of Alexandria [b....

    , Bishop of Alexandria, 373
  • 3
  • 4 Monnica of Hippo
    Monica of Hippo
    Saint Monica is a Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo, who wrote extensively of her virtues and his life with her in his Confessions.-Life:...

    , Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
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  • 7 Harriet Starr Cannon, Religious, 1896
  • 8 Dame Julian of Norwich
    Julian of Norwich
    Julian of Norwich is regarded as one of the most important English mystics. She is venerated in the Anglican and Lutheran churches, but has never been canonized, or officially beatified, by the Catholic Church, probably because so little is known of her life aside from her writings, including the...

    , c. 1417
  • 9 Gregory of Nazianzus
    Gregory of Nazianzus
    Gregory of Nazianzus was a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age...

    , Bishop of Constantinople, 389
  • 10 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf
    Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf
    Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Imperial Count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf, , German religious and social reformer and bishop of the Moravian Church, was born at Dresden....

    , Prophetic Witness, 1760
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  • 12
  • 13 Frances Perkins
    Frances Perkins
    Frances Perkins , born Fannie Coralie Perkins, was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition...

    , Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, 1965
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  • 16 Martyrs of Sudan
  • 17 William Hobart Hare
    William Hobart Hare
    William Hobart Hare was an American bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, son of George Emlen Hare. He was born at Princeton, N. J., and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania. He preached in Philadelphia until 1870, was for three years the general agent of the foreign committee of...

    , Bishop of Niobrara, and of South Dakota, 1909
  • 18
  • 19 Dunstan
    Dunstan
    Dunstan was an Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey, a Bishop of Worcester, a Bishop of London, and an Archbishop of Canterbury, later canonised as a saint. His work restored monastic life in England and reformed the English Church...

    , Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
  • 20 Alcuin
    Alcuin
    Alcuin of York or Ealhwine, nicknamed Albinus or Flaccus was an English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York...

    , Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, 804
  • 21 John Eliot
    John Eliot (missionary)
    John Eliot was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians. His efforts earned him the designation “the Indian apostle.”-English education and Massachusetts ministry:...

    , Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690
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  • 23 Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe....

    , 1543, and Johannes Kepler
    Johannes Kepler
    Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican...

    , 1630, Astronomers
  • 24 Jackson Kemper
    Jackson Kemper
    Bishop Jackson Kemper was the first missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.Baptized David Jackson Kemper by Dr...

    , First Missionary Bishop in the United States, 1870
  • 25 Bede
    Bede
    Bede , also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede , was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, England, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow , both in the Kingdom of Northumbria...

    , the Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, 735
  • 26 Augustine
    Augustine of Canterbury
    Augustine of Canterbury was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597...

    , First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
  • 27 Bertha
    Bertha of Kent
    Saint Bertha was the Queen of Kent whose influence led to the introduction of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. She was canonized as a saint for her role in its establishment during that period of English history.Bertha was the daughter of Charibert I, Merovingian King of Paris...

     and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616
  • 28 John Calvin
    John Calvin
    John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530...

    , Theologian, 1564
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  • 30 Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, 1431
  • 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

June

  • 1 Justin
    Justin Martyr
    Justin Martyr, also known as just Saint Justin , was an early Christian apologist. Most of his works are lost, but two apologies and a dialogue survive. He is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church....

    , Martyr at Rome, c. 167
  • 2 The Martyrs of Lyons
    Blandina
    -Martyrdom:In the summer of 177, Irenaeus, bishop of Lyon, witnessed an increasing hostility to Christians in his own city. First they were prohibited from entering public places such as the markets and the baths. Then, when the provincial governor was outside the city, the mob broke loose....

    , 177
  • 3 The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
  • 4 John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Bishop of Rome, 1963
  • 5 Boniface
    Saint Boniface
    Saint Boniface , the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid, Wynfrith, or Wynfryth in the kingdom of Wessex, probably at Crediton , was a missionary who propagated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He is the patron saint of Germany and the first archbishop of Mainz...

    , Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754
  • 6 Ini Kopuria
    Ini Kopuria
    Ini Kopuria , a police officer from Maravovo, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands formed the Melanesian Brotherhood in 1925. He and the Bishop of Melanesia, the Right Reverend John Manwaring Steward, realised Ini's dream by forming a band of brothers to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the...

    , Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
  • 7 The Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, 1890
  • 8 Roland Allen
    Roland Allen
    -Life:He was born in Bristol, England, the son of an Anglican priest; but was orphaned early in life. He trained for ministry at Oxford and became a priest in 1893. Allen spent two periods in Northern China working for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel...

    , Mission Strategist, 1947
  • 9 Columba
    Columba
    Saint Columba —also known as Colum Cille , Colm Cille , Calum Cille and Kolban or Kolbjørn —was a Gaelic Irish missionary monk who propagated Christianity among the Picts during the Early Medieval Period...

    , Abbot of Iona, 597
  • 10 Ephrem of Edessa, Syria
    Ephrem the Syrian
    Ephrem the Syrian was a Syriac and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century. He is venerated by Christians throughout the world, and especially in the Syriac Orthodox Church, as a saint.Ephrem wrote a wide variety of hymns, poems, and sermons in verse, as well as...

    , Deacon, 373
  • 11 Saint Barnabas the Apostle
    Barnabas
    Barnabas , born Joseph, was an Early Christian, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. In terms of culture and background, he was a Hellenised Jew, specifically a Levite. Named an apostle in , he and Saint Paul undertook missionary journeys together and defended Gentile converts...

  • 12 Enmegahbowh
    Enmegahbowh
    Enmegahbowh was the first Native American to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.Enmegahbowh was an Odawa from Canada who converted to Christianity from Midewiwin...

    , Priest and Missionary, 1902
  • 13 Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
  • 14 Basil the Great
    Basil of Caesarea
    Basil of Caesarea, also called Saint Basil the Great, was the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor . He was an influential 4th century Christian theologian...

    , Bishop of Caesarea, 379
  • 15 Evelyn Underhill
    Evelyn Underhill
    Evelyn Underhill was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism....

    , Theologian and Mystic 1941
  • 16 George Berkeley
    George Berkeley
    George Berkeley , also known as Bishop Berkeley , was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism"...

    , 1753, and Joseph Butler
    Joseph Butler
    Joseph Butler was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire . He is known, among other things, for his critique of Thomas Hobbes's egoism and John Locke's theory of personal identity...

    , 1752, Bishops and Theologians
  • 17
  • 18 Bernard Mizeki
    Bernard Mizeki
    Bernard Mizeki was an African Christian missionary and martyr. He was born Mamiyeri Mitseka Gwambe in Inhambane, Portuguese East Africa , but moved to Cape Town, Cape Colony , when he was about twelve years old.Through the work of the Cowley Fathers' mission, and particularly the German missionary...

    , Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, 1896
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  • 22 Alban
    Saint Alban
    Saint Alban was the first British Christian martyr. Along with his fellow saints Julius and Aaron, Alban is one of three martyrs remembered from Roman Britain. Alban is listed in the Church of England calendar for 22 June and he continues to be venerated in the Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox...

    , First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
  • 23
  • 24 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
    Nativity of St. John the Baptist
    The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist, a prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the person of Jesus and who baptized Jesus.-Significance:Christians have long interpreted the life of John the Baptist as a preparation for...

  • 25 James Weldon Johnson
    James Weldon Johnson
    James Weldon Johnson was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and...

    , Poet, 1938
  • 26 Isabel Florence Hapgood
    Isabel Florence Hapgood
    Isabel Florence Hapgood was an U.S. writer and translator of Russian texts.Hapgood was born in Boston, the descendant of a long-established New England family. She studied Germanic and Slavic languages, specializing in Orthodox liturgical texts. She was one of the major figures in the dialogue...

    , Ecumenist and Journalist, 1929
  • 27 Cornelius Hill, Priest and Chief among the Oneida, 1907
  • 28 Irenaeus
    Irenaeus
    Saint Irenaeus , was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire . He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology...

    , Bishop of Lyon, c. 202
  • 29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul
    Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
    The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, or the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June...

    , Apostles
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July

  • 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom...

    , Writer and Prophetic Witness, 1896
  • 2 Walter Rauschenbusch
    Walter Rauschenbusch
    Walter Rauschenbusch was a Christian theologian and Baptist minister. He was a key figure in the Social Gospel movement in the United States of America.-Evolution of Thought:...

    , 1918, Washington Gladden
    Washington Gladden
    Washington Gladden was a leading American Congregational church pastor and early leader of the Social Gospel movement. He was a leading member of the Progressive Movement, serving for two years as a member of the Columbus, Ohio, City Council and campaigning against Boss Tweed as acting editor of...

    , 1918, and Jacob Riis
    Jacob Riis
    Jacob August Riis was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific...

    , 1914, Prophetic Witnesses
  • 3
  • 4 Independence Day
    Independence Day (United States)
    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain...

  • 5
  • 6 Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415
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  • 10
  • 11 Benedict of Nursia
    Benedict of Nursia
    Saint Benedict of Nursia is a Christian saint, honored by the Roman Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students.Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, about to the east of Rome, before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. There is no...

    , Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540
  • 12 Nathan Söderblom
    Nathan Söderblom
    Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom was a Swedish clergyman, Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden, and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize...

    , Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931
  • 13 Conrad Weiser
    Conrad Weiser
    Weiser's colonial service began in 1731. The Iroquois sent Shikellamy, an Oneida chief, as an emissary to other tribes and the British. Shikellamy lived on the Susquehanna River at Shamokin village, near present-day Sunbury, Pennsylvania. An oral tradition holds that Weiser met Shikellamy while...

    , Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760
  • 14 Samson Occom
    Samson Occom
    The Reverend Samson Occom was a Native American Presbyterian clergyman and a member of the Mohegan nation near New London, Connecticut...

    , Witness to the Faith in New England, 1792
  • 15
  • 16 "The Righteous Gentiles"
    Righteous Among the Nations
    Righteous among the Nations of the world's nations"), also translated as Righteous Gentiles is an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis....

  • 17 William White
    William White (Bishop of Pennsylvania)
    The Most Reverend William White was the first and fourth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA , the first Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania , and the second United States Senate Chaplain...

    , Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
  • 18 Bartolomé de las Casas
    Bartolomé de Las Casas
    Bartolomé de las Casas O.P. was a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians"...

    , Friar and Missionary to the Indies, 1566
  • 19 Macrina, Monastic and Teacher, 379. Adelaide Teague Case, Teacher, 1948
  • 20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement...

    , Amelia Bloomer
    Amelia Bloomer
    Amelia Jenks Bloomer was an American women's rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy.-Early life:Bloomer came from a family of modest means and...

    , Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she...

    , and Harriet Ross Tubman
    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; (1820 – 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves...

  • 21 Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness in South Africa, 1967
  • 22 Saint Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus' most celebrated disciples, and the most important woman disciple in the movement of Jesus. Jesus cleansed her of "seven demons", conventionally interpreted as referring to complex illnesses...

  • 23
  • 24 Thomas a Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis was a late Medieval Catholic monk and the probable author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion. His name means, "Thomas of Kempen", his home town and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen...

    , Priest, 1471
  • 25 Saint James the Apostle
  • 26 The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (traditionally identified as Anne
    Saint Anne
    Saint Hanna of David's house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ according to Christian and Islamic tradition. English Anne is derived from Greek rendering of her Hebrew name Hannah...

     and Joachim
    Joachim
    Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican traditions. The story of Joachim and Anne appears first in the apocryphal Gospel of James...

    )
  • 27 William Reed Huntington
    William Reed Huntington
    William Reed Huntington was an American Episcopal priest and author.-Life:Huntington was born in Lowell, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1859 and in 1859–1860 was an instructor in chemistry there. Entering the Episcopal ministry, he was rector of All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, in...

    , Priest, 1909
  • 28 Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity...

    , 1750, George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell
    Henry Purcell
    Henry Purcell – 21 November 1695), was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music...

    , 1695, Composers
  • 29 Mary, Martha
    Martha
    Martha of Bethany is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of Luke and John. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Mary, she is described as living in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem...

     and Lazarus
    Lazarus of Bethany
    Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days, is the subject of a prominent miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death...

     of Bethany
  • 30 William Wilberforce
    William Wilberforce
    William Wilberforce was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire...

    , 1833 and Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury
    Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
    Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG , styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851, was an English politician and philanthropist, one of the best-known of the Victorian era and one of the main proponents of Christian Zionism.-Youth:He was born in London and known informally as Lord Ashley...

    , 1885, Prophetic Witnesses
  • 31 Ignatius of Loyola
    Ignatius of Loyola
    Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation...

    , Priest and Monastic, 1556

August

  • 1 Joseph of Arimathaea
    Joseph of Arimathea
    Joseph of Arimathea was, according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion. He is mentioned in all four Gospels.-Gospel references:...

  • 2 Samuel David Ferguson
    Samuel David Ferguson
    Samuel David Ferguson was the first Black person to be elected a bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. He was born at Charleston, South Carolina and died in Cape Palmas, Liberia....

    , Missionary Bishop for West Africa, 1916
  • 3 George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940. William Edward Burghardt DuBois, Sociologist, 1963
  • 4
  • 5 Albrecht Dürer
    Albrecht Dürer
    Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since...

    , 1528, Matthias Grünewald
    Matthias Grünewald
    Matthias Grünewald or "Mathis" , "Gothart" or "Neithardt" , , was a German Renaissance painter of religious works, who ignored Renaissance classicism to continue the expressive and intense style of late medieval Central European art into the 16th century.Only ten paintings—several consisting...

    , 1529, and Lucas Cranach the Elder
    Lucas Cranach the Elder
    Lucas Cranach the Elder , was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving...

    , 1553, Artists
  • 6 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
    Transfiguration of Jesus
    The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament in which Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels describe it, and 2 Peter 1:16-18 refers to it....

  • 7 John Mason Neale
    John Mason Neale
    John Mason Neale was an Anglican priest, scholar and hymn-writer.-Life:Neale was born in London, his parents being the Revd Cornelius Neale and Susanna Neale, daughter of John Mason Good...

    , Priest, 1866. Catherine Winkworth
    Catherine Winkworth
    Catherine Winkworth was an English translator. She is best known for bringing the German chorale tradition to English speakers with her numerous translations of hymns.-Biography:...

    , Poet, 1878
  • 8 Dominic
    Saint Dominic
    Saint Dominic , also known as Dominic of Osma, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers , a Catholic religious order...

    , Priest and Friar, 1221
  • 9 Herman of Alaska
    Herman of Alaska
    Saint Herman of Alaska was one of the first Eastern Orthodox missionaries to the New World, and is considered by Orthodox Christians to be the patron saint of the Americas.-Biography:Saint Herman was born in the town of Serpukhov in the Moscow Diocese around 1756...

    , Missionary to the Aleut, 1837
  • 10 Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
  • 11 Clare
    Clare of Assisi
    Clare of Assisi , born Chiara Offreduccio, is an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi...

    , Abbess at Assisi, 1253
  • 12 Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale OM, RRC was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night...

    , Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
  • 13 Jeremy Taylor
    Jeremy Taylor
    Jeremy Taylor was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing...

    , Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667
  • 14 Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Witness for Civil Rights, 1965
  • 15 Saint Mary the Virgin
    Mary (mother of Jesus)
    Mary , commonly referred to as "Saint Mary", "Mother Mary", the "Virgin Mary", the "Blessed Virgin Mary", or "Mary, Mother of God", was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee...

    , Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 16
  • 17 Samuel Johnson, 1772, Timothy Cutler
    Timothy Cutler
    Timothy Cutler was an American Episcopal clergyman and rector of Yale College.-Family background:Cutler was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, a descendant of Robert Cutler who settled there prior to October 28, 1636. His father was Major John Cutler, an anchorsmith, and his mother, Martha Wiswall...

    , 1765, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler, 1790, Priests
  • 18 William Porcher DuBose
    William Porcher DuBose
    William Porcher DuBose was an American priest and theologian in the Episcopal Church in the United States. He spent most of his career as a professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is remembered on August 18 on the Episcopal Calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts...

    , Priest, 1918
  • 19
  • 20 Bernard
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist was a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order.After the death of his mother, Bernard sought admission into the Cistercian order. Three years later, he was sent to found a new abbey at an isolated clearing in a glen known as the Val...

    , Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23 Martin de Porres
    Martin de Porres
    Martin de Porres was a lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony.He was noted for work on behalf of the poor, establishing an...

    , 1639, Rosa de Lima, 1617, and Toribio de Mogrovejo, 1606, Witnesses to the Faith in South America
  • 24 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
  • 25 Louis
    Louis IX of France
    Louis IX , commonly Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death. He was also styled Louis II, Count of Artois from 1226 to 1237. Born at Poissy, near Paris, he was an eighth-generation descendant of Hugh Capet, and thus a member of the House of Capet, and the son of Louis VIII and...

    , King of France, 1270 (also in the Philippines
    Episcopal Church in the Philippines
    The Episcopal Church in the Philippines is a province of the Anglican Communion first established by the Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1901 by American missionaries led by Charles Henry Brent, who served as the first resident bishop. It became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion...

    , alternative commemoration for Charles Henry Brent
    Charles Henry Brent
    Charles Henry Brent was an American Episcopal bishop who served in the Philippines and western New York.Born in Canada and educated at Trinity College, Toronto, Brent was originally stationed at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in the South End of Boston, where he served as an associate priest...

    )
  • 26
  • 27 Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle
    Henry Winter Syle
    Henry Winter Syle was the first deaf person to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States....

    , 1890
  • 28 Augustine
    Augustine of Hippo
    Augustine of Hippo , also known as Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Austin, St. Augoustinos, Blessed Augustine, or St. Augustine the Blessed, was Bishop of Hippo Regius . He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province...

    , Bishop of Hippo, 430. Moses the Black
    Moses the Black
    Saint Moses the Black , was an ascetic monk and priest in Egypt in the fourth century AD.-Early life:...

    , Desert Father and Martyr, c. 400
  • 29 John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing The Pilgrim's Progress. Though he was a Reformed Baptist, in the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on 29 August.-Life:In 1628,...

    , Writer, 1688
  • 30 Charles Chapman Grafton
    Charles Chapman Grafton
    The Right Reverend Charles Chapman Grafton was the second Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac in The Episcopal Church.-Early Life:...

    , Bishop of Fond du Lac, and Ecumenist, 1912
  • 31 Aidan
    Aidan of Lindisfarne
    Known as Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Aidan the Apostle of Northumbria , was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. Aidan is the Anglicised form of the original Old...

    , Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651. Cuthberth
    Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
    Saint Cuthbert was an Anglo-Saxon monk, bishop and hermit associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in the Kingdom of Northumbria, at that time including, in modern terms, northern England as well as south-eastern Scotland as far as the Firth of Forth...

    , Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687

September

  • 1 David Pendleton Oakerhater
    David Pendleton Oakerhater
    David Pendleton Oakerhater , also known as O-kuh-ha-tuh and Making Medicine, was a Cheyenne Indian warrior and spiritual leader, who became an artist and Episcopal deacon. Imprisoned in 1875 after the Indian Wars at Fort Marion , Florida, Oakerhater became one of the founding figures of modern...

    , Deacon and Missionary, 1931
  • 2 The Martyrs of New Guinea
    Lucian Tapiedi
    Lucian Tapiedi was a Papuan Anglican teacher who was one of the "New Guinea Martyrs." The Martyrs were eight Anglican clergy, teachers, and medical missionaries killed by the Japanese in 1942 .-Early life:Tapiedi was born around 1921,“the nephew of a suspected sorcerer of Taupota...

    , 1942
  • 3 Prudence Crandall
    Prudence Crandall
    Prudence Crandall , a schoolteacher raised as a Quaker, stirred controversy with her education of African-American girls in Canterbury, Connecticut...

    , Teacher and Prophetic Witness, 1890
  • 4 Paul Jones
    Paul Jones (bishop)
    Paul Jones was the Episcopal Bishop of Utah , a socialist, and a prominent pacifist. He was forced to resign his see in April 1918 because of his outspoken opposition to World War I. Although in 1929 he was chosen as temporary bishop of Southern Ohio while the next incumbent was being selected,...

    , 1941
  • 5 Gregorio Aglipay
    Gregorio Aglipay
    Gregorio Labayan Aglipay was the first Filipino Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church.-Early life:...

    , Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church
    Philippine Independent Church
    The Philippine Independent Church, The Philippine Independent Church, The Philippine Independent Church, (officially the or the IFI, also known as the Philippine Independent Catholic Church or in Ilocano: Siwawayawaya nga Simbaan ti Filipinas (in in Kinaray-a/Hiligaynon: Simbahan Hilway nga...

    , 1940
  • 6
  • 7 Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith, 1722
  • 8 Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish Christian philosopher, theologian and religious author. He was a critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel...

    , Teacher and Philosopher, 1855. Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872
  • 9 Constance, Nun, and her Companions, 1878
  • 10 Alexander Crummell
    Alexander Crummell
    Alexander Crummell was a pioneering African pastor, professor and African nationalist....

    , 1898
  • 11 Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949
  • 12 John Henry Hobart
    John Henry Hobart
    John Henry Hobart was the third Episcopal bishop of New York .He vigorously promoted the extension of the Episcopal Church in Central and Western New York...

    , Bishop of New York, 1830
  • 13 John Chrysostom
    John Chrysostom
    John Chrysostom , Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic...

    , Bishop of Constantinople, 407
  • 14 Holy Cross Day
    Feast of the Cross
    In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus....

  • 15 Cyprian
    Cyprian
    Cyprian was bishop of Carthage and an important Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant. He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education...

    , Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258. James Chisholm
    James Chisholm
    James Chisholm , Bishop of Dunblane, was the eldest son of Edmund Chisholm, the first Chisholm to own the estate of Cromlix in Dunblane parish, Strathearn, having moved from the Scottish Borders...

    , Priest, 1855
  • 16 Ninian
    Saint Ninian
    Saint Ninian is a Christian saint first mentioned in the 8th century as being an early missionary among the Pictish peoples of what is now Scotland...

    , Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
  • 17 Hildegard
    Hildegard of Bingen
    Blessed Hildegard of Bingen , also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and...

    , 1170
  • 18 Edward Bouverie Pusey
    Edward Bouverie Pusey
    Edward Bouverie Pusey was an English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford. He was one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.-Early years:...

    , Priest, 1882
  • 19 Theodore of Tarsus
    Theodore of Tarsus
    Theodore was the eighth Archbishop of Canterbury, best known for his reform of the English Church and establishment of a school in Canterbury....

    , Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
  • 20 John Coleridge Patteson
    John Coleridge Patteson
    John Coleridge Patteson was an Anglican bishop and martyr.Patteson was educated at The King's School, Ottery St Mary, Eton and then Balliol College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1853 in the Church of England...

    , Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
  • 21 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
    Matthew the Evangelist
    Matthew the Evangelist was, according to the Bible, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and one of the four Evangelists.-Identity:...

  • 22 Philander Chase
    Philander Chase
    Philander Chase was an Episcopal Church bishop, educator, and pioneer of the United States western frontier in Ohio and Illinois.-Life:...

    , Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois, 1852
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25 Sergius
    Sergius of Radonezh
    Venerable Sergius of Radonezh , also transliterated as Sergey Radonezhsky or Serge of Radonezh, was a spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. Together with Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, he is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most highly venerated saints.-Early life:The date of...

    , Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
  • 26 Lancelot Andrewes
    Lancelot Andrewes
    Lancelot Andrewes was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the...

    , Bishop of Winchester, 1626. Wilson Carlile
    Wilson Carlile
    Wilson Carlile, CH was an English evangelist who founded the Church Army, and was Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral. Called "The Chief", Wilson Carlile has inspired generations of evangelists.-The early years:...

    , Priest, 1942
  • 27 Vincent de Paul
    Vincent de Paul
    Vincent de Paul was a priest of the Catholic Church who became dedicated to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He was canonized in 1737....

    , Religious, and Prophetic Witness, 1660. Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne, MA was an English poet and religious writer. His style is often considered Metaphysical.-Life:...

    , Priest, 1674
  • 28 Richard Rolle
    Richard Rolle
    Rolle is honored in the Church of England on January 20 and in the Episcopal Church together with Walter Hilton and Margery Kempe on September 28.-Works in print:*English Prose Treatises of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Edited by George Perry...

    , 1349, Walter Hilton
    Walter Hilton
    Walter Hilton was an English Augustinian mystic.-Biography:Hilton was born ca. 1340-45; he was first recorded in January 1371 as a bachelor of law attached to the diocesan court of Ely, and again in 1375...

    , 1396, and Margery Kempe
    Margery Kempe
    Margery Kempe is known for dictating The Book of Margery Kempe, a work considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language. This book chronicles, to some extent, her extensive pilgrimages to various holy sites in Europe and Asia, as well as her mystical conversations with God...

    , c. 1440, Mystics
  • 29 Saint Michael and All Angels
    Michaelmas
    Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel is a day in the Western Christian calendar which occurs on 29 September...

  • 30 Jerome
    Jerome
    Saint Jerome was a Roman Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, and who became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, which was on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia...

    , Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420

October

  • 1 Remegius
    Saint Remigius
    Saint Remigius, Remy or Remi, , was Bishop of Reims and Apostle of the Franks, . On 24 December 496 he baptised Clovis I, King of the Franks...

    , Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
  • 2
  • 3 George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958. John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955
  • 4 Francis of Assisi
    Francis of Assisi
    Saint Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. St...

    , Friar, 1226
  • 5
  • 6 William Tyndale
    William Tyndale
    William Tyndale was an English scholar and translator who became a leading figure in Protestant reformism towards the end of his life. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther...

     and Miles Coverdale, Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568
  • 7 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Lutheran Pastor in North America, 1787
  • 8 William Dwight Porter Bliss
    William Dwight Porter Bliss
    William Dwight Porter Bliss was an American Christian Socialist writer, editor, and activist. He is remembered as a pioneer historian of the world socialist movement.-Early life:...

    , Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943
  • 9 Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940
  • 10 Vida Dutton Scudder
    Vida Dutton Scudder
    Vida Dutton Scudder was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement. She was one of the most prominent lesbian authors of her time.-Early life:...

    , Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
  • 11 Philip
    Philip the Evangelist
    Saint Philip the Evangelist appears several times in the Acts of the Apostles. He was one of the Seven Deacons chosen to care for the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem . He preached and performed miracles in Samaria, converted Simon Magus, and met and baptised an Ethiopian man, an...

    , Deacon and Evangelist
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14 Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906
  • 15 Teresa of Ávila
    Teresa of Ávila
    Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer...

    , Nun, 1582
  • 16 Hugh Latimer
    Hugh Latimer
    Hugh Latimer was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, and later Church of England chaplain to King Edward VI. In 1555, under Queen Mary, he was burnt at the stake, becoming one of the three Oxford Martyrs of Anglicanism.-Life:Latimer was born into a...

     and Nicholas Ridley
    Nicholas Ridley (martyr)
    Nicholas Ridley was an English Bishop of London. Ridley was burned at the stake, as one of the Oxford Martyrs, during the Marian Persecutions, for his teachings and his support of Lady Jane Grey...

    , Bishops, 1555/
  • 17 Ignatius
    Ignatius of Antioch
    Ignatius of Antioch was among the Apostolic Fathers, was the third Bishop of Antioch, and was a student of John the Apostle. En route to his martyrdom in Rome, Ignatius wrote a series of letters which have been preserved as an example of very early Christian theology...

    , Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
  • 18 Saint Luke the Evangelist
    Luke the Evangelist
    Luke the Evangelist was an Early Christian writer whom Church Fathers such as Jerome and Eusebius said was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles...

  • 19 Henry Martyn
    Henry Martyn
    Henry Martyn was an Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia. Born in Truro, Cornwall, he was educated at Truro Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge. A chance encounter with Charles Simeon led him to become a missionary...

    , Priest, and Missionary to India and Persia, 1812. William Carey, Missionary to India, 1834
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23 Saint James of Jerusalem
    James the Just
    James , first Bishop of Jerusalem, who died in 62 AD, was an important figure in Early Christianity...

    , Brother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26 Alfred the Great
    Alfred the Great
    Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899.Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English monarch still to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself...

    , King of the West Saxons, 899
  • 27
  • 28 Saint Simon
    Simon the Zealot
    The apostle called Simon Zelotes, Simon the Zealot, in Luke 6:15 and Acts 1:13; and Simon Kananaios or Simon Cananeus , was one of the most obscure among the apostles of Jesus. Little is recorded of him aside from his name...

     and Saint Jude, Apostles
  • 29 James Hannington
    James Hannington
    James Hannington was an Anglican missionary, saint and martyr.-Life:Hannington was born at Hurstpierpoint in Sussex, England, on 3 September 1847. A poor scholar, he left school at fifteen to work in his father's Brighton counting house. At twenty-one, Hannington decided to pursue a clerical...

    , Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
  • 30 John Wyclif, Priest and Prophetic Witness, 1384
  • 31 Paul Shinji Sasaki
    Paul Shinji Sasaki
    Paul Shinji Sasaki was an Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Mid-Japan, in the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Province of the Anglican Communion in Japan. Sasaki studied at the Kelham house of the Society of the Sacred Mission and at Westcott House, Cambridge, England...

    , Bishop of Mid-Japan, and of Tokyo, 1946, and Philip Lindel Tsen
    Philip Lindel Tsen
    The Rt. Rev. Philip Lindel Tsen was a Bishop of the Anglican Church.He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and ordained in 1912. He was consecrated an Assistant Bishop of Honan on 24 February 1929 and elected Bishop of Honan in 1939.-Notes:...

    , Bishop of Honan, China, 1954

November

  • 1 ALL SAINTS
    All Saints
    All Saints' Day , often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown...

  • 2 Commemoration of All Faithful Departed
  • 3 Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker
    Richard Hooker was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and the value of tradition came to exert a lasting influence on the development of the Church of England...

    , Priest, 1600
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6 William Temple
    William Temple (archbishop)
    William Temple was a priest in the Church of England. He served as Bishop of Manchester , Archbishop of York , and Archbishop of Canterbury ....

    , Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
  • 7 Willibrord
    Willibrord
    __notoc__Willibrord was a Northumbrian missionary saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands...

    , Archbishop of Utrecht, Missionary to Frisia, 739
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10 Leo the Great
    Pope Leo I
    Pope Leo I was pope from September 29, 440 to his death.He was an Italian aristocrat, and is the first pope of the Catholic Church to have been called "the Great". He is perhaps best known for having met Attila the Hun in 452, persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy...

    , Bishop of Rome, 461
  • 11 Martin
    Martin of Tours
    Martin of Tours was a Bishop of Tours whose shrine became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. Around his name much legendary material accrued, and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints...

    , Bishop of Tours, 397
  • 12 Charles Simeon
    Charles Simeon
    Charles Simeon , was an English evangelical clergyman.He was born at Reading, Berkshire and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. In 1782 he became fellow of King's College, and took orders, receiving the living of Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, in the following year...

    , Priest, 1836
  • 13
  • 14 Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
  • 15 Francis Asbury
    Francis Asbury
    Bishop Francis Asbury was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now The United Methodist Church in the United States...

    , 1816, and George Whitefield
    George Whitefield
    George Whitefield , also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican priest who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism and of the evangelical movement generally...

    , 1770, Evangelists
  • 16 Margaret
    Saint Margaret of Scotland
    Saint Margaret of Scotland , also known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex. Born in exile in Hungary, she was the sister of Edgar Ætheling, the short-ruling and uncrowned Anglo-Saxon King of England...

    , Queen of Scotland, 1093
  • 17 Hugh
    Hugh of Lincoln
    Hugh of Lincoln was at the time of the Reformation the best-known English saint after Thomas Becket.-Life:...

    , 1200, and Robert Grosseteste
    Robert Grosseteste
    Robert Grosseteste or Grossetete was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian and Bishop of Lincoln. He was born of humble parents at Stradbroke in Suffolk. A.C...

    , 1253, Bishops of Lincoln
  • 18 Hilda
    Hilda of Whitby
    Hilda of Whitby or Hild of Whitby was a Christian saint and the founding abbess of the monastery at Whitby, which was chosen as the venue for the Synod of Whitby...

    , Abbess of Whitby, 680
  • 19 Elizabeth
    Elisabeth of Hungary
    Elizabeth of Hungary, T.O.S.F., was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, Countess of Thuringia, Germany and a greatly-venerated Catholic saint. Elizabeth was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20. She then became one of the first members of the newly-founded Third Order of St. Francis,...

    , Princess of Hungary, 1231
  • 20 Edmund
    Edmund the Martyr
    St Edmund the Martyr was a king of East Anglia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today includes the English counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.D'Evelyn, Charlotte, and Mill, Anna J., , 1956. Reprinted 1967...

    , King of East Anglia, 870
  • 21 William Byrd
    William Byrd
    William Byrd was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard and consort music.-Provenance:Knowledge of Byrd's biography expanded in the late 20th century, thanks largely...

    , 1623, John Merbecke, 1585, and Thomas Tallis
    Thomas Tallis
    Thomas Tallis was an English composer. Tallis flourished as a church musician in 16th century Tudor England. He occupies a primary place in anthologies of English church music, and is considered among the best of England's early composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English...

    , 1585, Musicians
  • 22 Clive Staples Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Clive Staples Lewis , commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland...

    , Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
  • 23 Clement
    Pope Clement I
    Starting in the 3rd and 4th century, tradition has identified him as the Clement that Paul mentioned in Philippians as a fellow laborer in Christ.While in the mid-19th century it was customary to identify him as a freedman of Titus Flavius Clemens, who was consul with his cousin, the Emperor...

    , Bishop of Rome, c. 100
  • 24
  • 25 James Otis Sargent Huntington
    James Otis Sargent Huntington
    The Rev. James Otis Sargent Huntington, OHC , a priest of the Episcopal Church, was the founder of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican Benedictine monastic order for men whose mother house is now located in West Park, New York....

    , Priest and Monk, 1935
  • 26 Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts was an English hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymnwriter, he was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 750 hymns...

    , Hymnwriter, 1748
  • 27
  • 28 Kamehameha
    Kamehameha IV
    Kamehameha IV, born Alexander Iolani Liholiho Keawenui , reigned as the fourth king of the Kingdom of Hawaii from January 11, 1855 to November 30, 1863.-Early life:...

     and Emma
    Queen Emma of Hawaii
    Queen Consort Emma Kalanikaumakaamano Kaleleonālani Naea Rooke of Hawaii was queen consort of King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863. She ran for ruling monarch against King David Kalākaua but was defeated....

    , King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
  • 29
  • 30 Saint Andrew the Apostle
    Saint Andrew
    Saint Andrew , called in the Orthodox tradition Prōtoklētos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter. The name "Andrew" , like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews from the 3rd or 2nd century BC. No Hebrew or Aramaic name is recorded for him...


December

  • 1 Nicholas Ferrar
    Nicholas Ferrar
    Nicholas Ferrar was an English scholar, courtier, businessman and man of religion. Ordained deacon in the Church of England, he retreated with his extended family to the manor of Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire, where he lived the rest of his life.-Early life:Nicholas Ferrar was born in London,...

    , Deacon, 1637
  • 2 Channing Moore Williams
    Channing Moore Williams
    Channing Moore Williams, was an Episcopalian missionary to China and Japan and later bishop. His saint's day on the Anglican calendar is 2 December....

    , Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
  • 3 Francis Xavier
    Francis Xavier
    Francis Xavier, born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta was a pioneering Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was a student of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits, dedicated at Montmartre in 1534...

    , Missionary to the Far East, 1552
  • 4 John of Damascus
    John of Damascus
    Saint John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest...

    , Priest, c. 760
  • 5 Clement of Alexandria
    Clement of Alexandria
    Titus Flavius Clemens , known as Clement of Alexandria , was a Christian theologian and the head of the noted Catechetical School of Alexandria. Clement is best remembered as the teacher of Origen...

    , Priest, c. 210
  • 6 Nicholas
    Saint Nicholas
    Saint Nicholas , also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra . Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker...

    , Bishop of Myra, c. 342
  • 7 Ambrose
    Ambrose
    Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose , was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church.-Political career:Ambrose was born into a Roman Christian family between about...

    , Bishop of Milan, 397
  • 8 Richard Baxter
    Richard Baxter
    Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long...

    , Pastor and Writer, 1691
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  • 10 Karl Barth
    Karl Barth
    Karl Barth was a Swiss Reformed theologian whom critics hold to be among the most important Christian thinkers of the 20th century; Pope Pius XII described him as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas...

    , Pastor and Theologian, 1968. Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. was a 20th century Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion...

    , Contemplative and Writer, 1968
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  • 13 Lucy
    Saint Lucy
    Saint Lucy , also known as Saint Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint by Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is 13 December; with a name derived from lux, lucis "light", she is the patron saint of those who are...

     (Lucia), Martyr at Syracuse, 304
  • 14 Juan de la Cruz
    John of the Cross
    John of the Cross , born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile....

     (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591
  • 15 John Horden
    John Horden
    John Horden was the first Anglican Bishop of Moosonee. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Episcopal Church and in the Calendar of Saints of the Anglican Church of Canada.-Early life:...

    , Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893. Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913
  • 16 Ralph Adams Cram
    Ralph Adams Cram
    Ralph Adams Cram FAIA, , was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic style. Cram & Ferguson and Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson are partnerships in which he worked.-Early life:Cram was born on December 16, 1863 at Hampton Falls, New...

    , 1942, and Richard Upjohn
    Richard Upjohn
    Richard Upjohn was an English-born architect who emigrated to the United States and became most famous for his Gothic Revival churches. He was partially responsible for launching the movement to such popularity in the United States. Upjohn also did extensive work in and helped to popularize the...

    , 1878, Architects, and John LaFarge
    John LaFarge
    John La Farge was an American painter, muralist, stained glass window maker, decorator, and writer.-Biography:...

    , Artist, 1910
  • 17 William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United...

    , 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses
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  • 19 Lillian Trasher
    Lillian Trasher
    Lillian Hunt Trasher was a Christian missionary to Asyut, Egypt, as well as the founder of the first orphanage in Egypt. She is famed as the “Nile Mother” of Egypt....

    , Missionary in Egypt, 1961
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  • 21 Saint Thomas the Apostle
    Thomas the Apostle
    Thomas the Apostle, also called Doubting Thomas or Didymus was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is best known for questioning Jesus' resurrection when first told of it, then proclaiming "My Lord and my God" on seeing Jesus in . He was perhaps the only Apostle who went outside the Roman...

  • 22 Charlotte Digges (Lottie) Moon
    Lottie Moon
    Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly forty years living and working in China...

    , Missionary in China, 1912. Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
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  • 25 THE NATIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST
    Christmas
    Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday generally celebrated on December 25 by billions of people around the world. It is a Christian feast that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, liturgically closing the Advent season and initiating the season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days...

  • 26 Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
    Saint Stephen
    Saint Stephen The Protomartyr , the protomartyr of Christianity, is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches....

  • 27 Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
    John the Apostle
    John the Apostle, John the Apostle, John the Apostle, (Aramaic Yoħanna, (c. 6 - c. 100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of James, another of the Twelve Apostles...

  • 28 The Holy Innocents
    Massacre of the Innocents
    The Massacre of the Innocents is an episode of infanticide by the King of Judea, Herod the Great. According to the Gospel of Matthew Herod orders the execution of all young male children in the village of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth...

  • 29 Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion...

    , 1170
  • 30 Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Educator and Prison Reformer, 1934
  • 31 Samuel Ajayi Crowther
    Samuel Ajayi Crowther
    Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther was a linguist and the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria. Born in Osogun , Rev. Dr...

    , Bishop in the Niger Territories, 1891

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