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 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.

There is no single calendar for the various churches making up the Anglican Communion; 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. [ [http://www.oremus.org/calendar.html] , Oremus calendar]

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 cagetories, further distinctions are made between feasts to determine the precendence 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 and Good Friday 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, All Saints' Day, and The Baptism of our Lord, are appointed as baptismal feasts. It is preferred that baptism be reserved for those occasions.

Calendar

Principal Feasts are in bold, all caps. Feast 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
* Good Friday
* EASTER DAY
* ASCENSION DAY
* THE DAY OF PENTECOST
* The First Book of Common Prayer, 1549, observed on a weekday following Pentecost
* TRINITY SUNDAY
* Thanksgiving Day

January

*1 "The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ"
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6 THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
*7
*8
*9 Julia Chester Emery, 1922
*10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
*11
*12 Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
*13 Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
*14
*15
*16
*17 Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356
*18 The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
*19 Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester 1095
*20 Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
*21 Agnes, Martyr at Rome, 304
*22 Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
*23 Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
*24 Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, First Woman Priest in the Anglican Communion, 1944
*25 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
*26 Timothy and Titus, Companions of Saint Paul
*27 John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407
*28 Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274
*29
*30
*31

February

*1 Brigid (Bride), Abbess, 523
*2 "The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple"
*3 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg,, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
*4 Cornelius the Centurion
*5 The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
*6
*7
*8
*9
*10
*11
*12
*13 Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
*14 Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
*15 Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
*16
*17 Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, and Martyr, 1977
*18 Martin Luther, 1546
*19
*20
*21
*22
*23 Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
*24 Saint Matthias the Apostle
*25
*26
*27 George Herbert, Priest, 1633
*28
*29

March

*1 David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
*2 Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
*3 John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
*4
*5
*6
*7 Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
*8
*9 Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
*10
*11
*12 Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17 Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
*18 Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
*19 Saint Joseph
*20 Cuthberth, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687
*21 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
*22 James De Koven, Priest, 1879
*23 Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
*24
*25 "The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary"
*26
*27 Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929
*28
*29 John Keble, Priest, 1866
*30
*31 John Donne, Priest, 1631

April

*1 Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
*2 James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876
*3 Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
*4 Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, 1968
*5
*6
*7
*8 William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877
*9 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1945
*10 William Law, Priest, 1761
*11 George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, and of Lichfield, 1878
*12
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17
*18
*19 Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
*20
*21 Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
*22
*23
*24
*25 Saint Mark the Evangelist
*26
*27
*28
*29 Catherine of Siena, 1380
*30

May

*1 Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
*2 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
*3
*4 Monnica of Hippo, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
*5
*6
*7
*8 Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1417
*9 Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389
*10
*11
*12
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17
*18
*19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
*20 Alcuin, Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, 804
*21
*22
*23
*24 Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop in the United States, 1870
*25 Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, 735
*26 Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
*27
*28
*29
*30
*31 "The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary"

June

*1 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167
*2 The Martyrs of Lyons, 177
*3 The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
*4
*5 Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754
*6
*7
*8
*9 Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
*10 Ephrem of Edessa, Syria, Deacon, 373
*11 Saint Barnabas the Apostle
*12 Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902
*13
*14 Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
*15 Evelyn Underhill, 1941
*16 Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, 1752
*17
*18 Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, 1896
*19
*20
*21
*22 Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
*23
*24 "The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist"
*25
*26
*27
*28 Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon, c. 202
*29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
*30

July

*1
*2
*3
*4 Independence Day
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9
*10
*11 Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540
*12
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17 William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
*18
*19 Macrina, Monastic and Teacher, 379
*20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman
*21
*22 Saint Mary Magdalene
*23
*24 Thomas a Kempis, Priest, 1471
*25 Saint James the Apostle
*26 The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (traditionally identified as Anne and Joachim)
*27 William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
*28
*29 Mary and Martha of Bethany
*30 William Wilberforce, 1833
*31 Ignatius of Loyola, 1556

August

*1 Joseph of Arimathaea
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6 "The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ"
*7 John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866
*8 Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
*9
*10 Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
*11 Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
*12 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
*13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667
*14 Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Witness for Civil Rights, 1965
*15 Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
*16
*17
*18 William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
*19
*20 Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
*21
*22
*23
*24 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
*25 Louis, King of France, 1270
*26
*27 Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle, 1890
*28 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 430
*29
*30
*31 Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651

eptember

*1 David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
*2 The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
*3
*4 Paul Jones, 1941
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9 Constance, Nun, and her Companions, 1878
*10 Alexander Crummell, 1898
*11
*12 John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
*13 Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258
*14 "Holy Cross Day"
*15
*16 Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
*17 Hildegard, 1170
*18 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, 1882
*19 Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
*20 John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
*21 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
*22 Philander Chase, Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois, 1852
*23
*24
*25 Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
*26 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626
*27
*28
*29 Saint Michael and All Angels
*30 Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420

October

*1 Remegius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
*2
*3
*4 Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
*5
*6 William Tyndale, Priest, 1536
*7
*8
*9 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1253
*10
*11 Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
*12
*13
*14 Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906
*15 Teresa of Ávila, Nun, 1582
*16 Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, 1555, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556
*17 Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
*18 Saint Luke the Evangelist
*19 Henry Martyn, Priest, and Missionary to India and Persia, 1812
*20
*21
*22
*23 Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
*24
*25
*26 Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899
*27
*28 Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
*29 James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
*30
*31

November

*1 ALL SAINTS
*2 Commemoration of All Faithful Departed
*3 Richard Hooker, Priest, 1600
*4
*5
*6 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
*7 Willibrord, Archbishop of Utrecht, Missionary to Frisia, 739
*8
*9
*10 Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
*11 Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
*12 Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
*13
*14 Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
*15
*16 Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
*17 Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
*18 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
*19 Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
*20 Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
*21
*22 Clive Staples Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
*23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
*24
*25 James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935
*26
*27
*28 Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
*29
*30 Saint Andrew the Apostle

December

*1 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
*2 Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
*3
*4 John of Damascus, Priest, c. 760
*5 Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210
*6 Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
*7 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
*8
*9
*10
*11
*12
*13
*14
*15
*16
*17
*18
*19
*20
*21 Saint Thomas the Apostle
*22
*23
*24
*25 THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
*26 Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
*27 "'Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
*28 The Holy Innocents
*29 Thomas Becket, 1170
*30
*31

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