Calendar of saints (Anglican Church of Australia)


Calendar of saints (Anglican Church of Australia)

The calendar of the Anglican Church of Australia (as published in "A Prayer Book for Australia" (1995)) follows Anglican tradition with the addition of significant people and events in the church in Australia.

"Principal festivals" (principal holy days) may not be displaced. "Festivals" (holy days), if falling on a Sunday, may be displaced to a following weekday. The celebration of lesser festivals (commemorations) is optional.

Principal festivals

Most of these are moveable feasts.

* Easter
* Ascension
* Pentecost
* Trinity Sunday
* All Saints' Day, 1 November
* Christmas, 25 December
* Epiphany, 6 January
* Baptism of Jesus
* Ash Wednesday
* Maundy Thursday
* Good Friday

Festivals

* The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, 1 January
* The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 2 February
* Matthias, 24 February or 14 May
* Joseph, 19 March
* The Annunciation to Mary, 25 March
* Mark the Evangelist, 25 April (or 26 April if ANZAC Day is observed on the 25th)
* Philip and James, 1 May or 3 May
* Barnabas, 11 June
* The Birth of John the Baptist, 24 June
* Peter and Paul, 29 June
* Mary Magdalene, 22 July
* James, 25 July
* Transfiguration of Jesus, 6 August
* Mary (mother of Jesus), 15 August
* Bartholomew, 24 August
* Matthew, 21 September
* Michael and All Angels, 29 September
* Luke, 18 October
* Simon and Jude, 28 October
* Andrew, 30 November
* Thomas, 21 December or 3 July
* Stephen, 26 December or 3 August
* John the Evangelist, 27 December or 6 May
* Holy Innocents, 28 December

Calendar of festivals and saints

Bold type indicates festivals and principal festivals.

January

* 1: The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
* 2: Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus, bishops and teachers (d. 379 and 389)
* 2: Eliza Marsden Hassall, missionary (d. 1917)
* 6: Epiphany
* 10: William Laud, archbishop of Canterbury, martyr (d. 1645)
* 13: Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and teacher (d. 367)
* 14: Sava, archbishop (d. 1235)
* 17: Anthony the Great, abbot (d. 356)
* 18: Confession of Peter
* 21: Agnes, martyr (d. 304)
* 22: Vincent of Saragossa, deacon and martyr (d. 304)
* 24: Companions of Paul, including Timothy, Titus and Silas
* 25: Conversion of Paul
* 26: Australia Day
* 27: John Chrysostom, bishop and teacher (d. 407)
* 28: Thomas Aquinas, theologian (d. 1274)
* 30: Charles I of England, King of England, martyr (d. 1649)

February

* 2: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
* 3: First Anglican service at Sydney Cove
* 4: Ansgar, bishop (d. 865)
* 5: Martyrs of Japan (d. 1597)
* 14: Cyril (d. 869) and Methodius (d. 885), missionaries
* 20: William Grant Broughton, first bishop of Australia (d. 1853)
* 23: Polycarp, bishop and martyr (d. "c." 155)
* 24: Matthias (alternative date: 14 May)
* 27: George Herbert, priest and poet (d. 1633)

March

* 1: David, bishop (d. "c." 589)
* 2: Chad, bishop (d. 672)
* 7: Perpetua and her companions, martyrs (d. 203)
* 8: John of God, worker among the sick and poor (d. 1550)
* 9: Sister Emma, Superior of the Society of the Sacred Advent (d. 1939)
* 17: Patrick, bishop and missionary (d. 461)
* 18: Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and teacher (d. 386)
* 19: Joseph
* 20: Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, bishop and missionary (d. 687)
* 21: Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, martyr and liturgist (d. 1556)
* 24: Paul Couturier, ecumenist (d. 1953)
* 25: The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
* 29: John Keble, priest (d. 1866)

April

* 3: Richard of Chichester, bishop (d. 1253)
* 6: Frederic Barker, bishop of Sydney (d. 1882)
* 8: Georgiana Molloy, church leader and botanist (d. 1843)
* 9: William Law, priest and teacher (d. 1761)
* 9: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian (d. 1945)
* 11: George Augustus Selwyn, missionary, bishop of New Zealand (d. 1878)
* 21: Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, teacher (d. 1109)
* 23: George, martyr (d. "c." 303)
* 24: Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador (d. 1980)
* 25: Mark (d. evangelist and martyr) (alternative date: 26 April)
* 25: ANZAC Day
* 29: Catherine of Siena, spiritual teacher (d. 1380)

May

* 1: Philip and James, apostles and martyrs (alternative date: 3 May)
* 2: Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, teacher (d. 373)
* 6: John (d. apostle evangelist) (alternative date: 27 December)
* 8: Julian of Norwich, mystic (d. "c." 1416)
* 14: Matthias (alternative date: 24 February)
* 19: Dunstan, archbishop of Canterbury (d. 988)
* 24: John (d. 1791) and Charles Wesley (d. 1788), evangelists
* 25: Bede of Jarorw, priest and teacher (d. 735)
* 26: Augustine of Canterbury, missionary and bishop (d. "c." 605)
* 27 May to 3 June: Week of Prayer for Reconciliation
* 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

June

* 1: Justin Martyr (d. 165)
* 3: Martyrs of Uganda (d. 1885 to 1887)
* 3: Janani Luwum, archbishop of Uganda (d. 1977)
* 3: John XXIII, bishop of Rome, reformer (d. 1963)
* 5: Boniface of Mainz, bishop and martyr (d. 754)
* 9: Columba of Iona, abbot and missionary (d. 597)
* 11: Barnabas, apostle and martyr (d. 61)
* 13: Anthony of Padua, missionary and preacher (d. 1231)
* 15: Evelyn Underhill, spiritual writer (d. 1941)
* 22: Alban, martyr (d. "c." 209)
* 24: The Birth of John the Baptist
* 27: Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and teacher (d. 444)
* 28: Irenaeus, bishop and teacher (d. "c." 200)
* 29: Peter and Paul, apostles and martyrs

July

* 1: first missionaries to the Torres Strait
* 3: Thomas, martyr (alternative date: 21 December)
* 6: John Fisher and Thomas More, martyrs (d. 1535)
* 11: Benedict of Nursia, abbot (d. "c." 550)
* 13: Sydney James Kirkby, bishop (d. 1935)
* 22: Mary Magdalene
* 25: James, apostle and martyr (d. 44)
* 26: Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
* 29: Mary and Martha of Bethany
* 30: William Wilberforce, social reformer (d. 1833)
* 31: Joseph of Arimathea
* 31: Ignatius of Loyola, priest, founder of the Society of Jesus (d. 1556)

August

* 1: Holy men and women of the Old Testament
* 3: Stephen, martyr (alternative date: 26 December)
* 4: Jean Vianney, parish priest (d. 1895)
* 5: Oswald of Northumbria, king and martyr (d. 642)
* 6: Transfiguration of Jesus
* 8: Dominic, priest and friar (d. 1221)
* 9: Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers' Union (d. 1921)
* 10: Laurence, deacon and martyr (d. 258)
* 11: Clare of Assisi (d. 1252)
* 11: John Henry Newman, cardinal and theologian (d. 1890)
* 13: Jeremy Taylor, bishop and spiritual writer (d. 1667)
* 14: Twentieth century martyrs, including Maximilian Kolbe, Maria Skobtsova and Martin Luther King, Jr
* 15: Mary, mother of the Lord
* 20: Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and teacher (d. 1153)
* 24: Bartholomew, apostle and martyr
* 27: Monica, mother of Augustine (d. 387)
* 28: Augustine of Hippo, bishop and teacher (d. 430)
* 29: Beheading of John the Baptist
* 31: John Bunyan, preacher and spiritual writer (d. 1688)
* 31: Aidan of Lindisfarne, bishop and missionary (d. 651)

September

* 2: Martyrs of New Guinea (d. 1942)
* 3: Gregory of Rome, bishop and teacher (d. 604)
* 3: Eliza Darling, social reformer in New South Wales (d. 1868)
* 8: Birth of Mary, mother of the Lord
* 11: Mother Esther, Founder of the Community of the Holy Name (d. 1931)
* 13: Cyprian of Carthage, bishop and martyr (d. 258)
* 14: Holy Cross
* 15: John Oliver Feetham, bishop and bush brother (d. 1947)
* 16: Ninian of Galloway, bishop and missionary (d. "c." 432)
* 17: Hildegard of Bingen, abbess and spiritual writer (d. 1179)
* 18: John Ramsden Wollaston, priest and missionary of Western Australia (d. 1856)
* 20: John Coleridge Patteson, first bishop of Melanesia, martyr (d. 1871)
* 21: Matthew (d. apostle, evangelist and martyr)
* 25: Sergius of Moscow, abbot and teacher (d. 1392)
* 26: Lancelot Andrewes, bishop of Winchester (d. 1626)
* 27: Vincent de Paul, priest and worker with the poor (d. 1660)
* 29: Michael and All Angels
* 30: Jerome, priest and biblical scholar (d. 420)

October

* 4: Francis of Assisi, friar and preacher (d. 1226)
* 6: William Tyndale, biblical scholar (d. 1536)
* 12: Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer (d. 1845)
* 15: Teresa of Avila (d. 1592), teacher
* 16: Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, bishops and martyrs (d. 1555)
* 17: Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr (d. "c." 107)
* 18: Luke, evangelist and martyr
* 19: Henry Martyn, missionary and Bible translator (d. 1812)
* 23: James of Jerusalem, brother of the Lord, martyr (d. "c." 62)
* 24: United Nations
* 28: Simon and Jude, apostles and martyrs
* 31: Martin Luther and other Continental Reformers

November

* 1: All Saints' Day
* 2: All Souls' Day
* 3: Richard Hooker, priest and teacher (d. 1600)
* 8: Saints, martyrs, missionaries and teachers of the Anglican Communion
* 10: Leo of Rome, bishop and teacher (d. 461)
* 11: Martin of Tours, bishop (d. 397)
* 12: Charles Simeon, evangelist (d. 1836)
* 16: Margaret of Scotland, queen, helper of the poor (d. 1093)
* 17: Hilda of Whitby, abbess (d. 680)
* 17: Hugh of Lincoln, bishop (d. 1200)
* 19: Elisabeth of Hungary, princess and philanthropist (d. 1231)
* 23: Clement of Rome, bishop and martyr (d. "c." 100)
* 25: James Noble, first indigenous Australian ordained (d. 1941)
* 30: Andrew

December

* 2: Frances Perry, founder of the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne (d. 1892)
* 3: Francis Xavier, priest and missionary (d. 1552)
* 4: Nicholas Ferrar, deacon and man of prayer (d. 1637)
* 6: Nicholas of Myra, bishop and philanthropist (d. 343)
* 7: Ambrose of Milan, bishop and teacher (d. 397)
* 8: The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
* 8: Richard Baxter, pastor and spiritual writer (d. 1691)
* 13: Lucy, martyr and virgin (d. 304)
* 14: John of the Cross, mystic and teacher (d. 1591)
* 21: Thomas, martyr (alternative date: 3 July)
* 25: Christmas
* 26: Stephen, martyr (alternative date: 3 August)
* 27: John the Evangelist, apostle and evangelist (alternative date: 6 May)
* 28: Holy Innocents
* 29: Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, martyr (d. 1170)
* 30: Josephine Butler, social reformer (d. 1906)
* 31: John Wycliffe, teacher and reformer (d. 1384)

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