Feast of Robert Hall Baynes (March 9)   1 comment

Coventry-cathedral-interior

Above:  The Interior of St. Michael’s Church, Coventry, 1880s

Image in the Public Domain

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ROBERT HALL BAYNES (MARCH 10, 1831-MARCH 27, 1895)

Anglican Bishop of Madagascar

Robert Hall Baynes, born at Wellington, England, to the Anglican Rector and his wife there, graduated from St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford, in 1956, and took Holy Orders.  He served two London congregations–Christ Church, Blackfriars; and St. Paul’s, Whitechapel–before transferring to Holy Trinity, Maidstone, and later to St. Michael’s, Coventry.  In 1870 he became the Bishop of Madagascar, but resigned after one year.  Our saint became Honorary Canon of Worcester Cathedral in 1873 and Vicar of Folkstone in 1880.

Baynes was an active hymnodist.  He worked on, among others, the following volumes:

Among our saints’ hymns was “Jesus, to Thy Table Led” (1864).

The hymn legacy of Robert Hall Baynes is an honorable one.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 22, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF RAYMOND E. BROWN, BIBLE SCHOLAR

THE FEAST OF LUCA MARENZIO, COMPOSER

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Robert Hall Baynes and others, who have composed hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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Revised on December 24, 2016

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