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Feast of Evelyn Underhill (June 15)   Leave a comment

Above:  Evelyn Underhill

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EVELYN UNDERHILL (DECEMBER 6, 1875-JUNE 15, 1941)

Anglican Mystic and Theologian

Evelyn Underhill comes to this, A Great Cloud of Witnesses:  An Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days, via various provinces of the Anglican Communion.  My review of books and PDFs reveals that she is a saint in The Church of England; The Episcopal Church (main and side calendars); and The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  The full list may be longer.  If it is not, it should be.

Evelyn Underhill went from having no spiritual training to becoming a prominent Christian mystic.  She, born in Wolverhampton, England, on December 6, 1875, was the only child of Arthur Underhill (a barrister) and Alice Lucy Underhill.  Our saint, educated well at home then at a private school then at Folkestone then at King’s College for Women, London, traveled in Europe.  Religious architecture made a great impression on the young woman.  She, confirmed in The Church of England while a student in Folkestone, remained spiritually undeveloped for until 1907/1908.  Meanwhile, she, a dedicated writer since her adolescence, published her first book in 1902.  A Bar Lamb’s Ballad Book was a volume of humorous poetry.  Four years later, our saint married barrister Hubert Stuart Moore, with whom she had grown up.  The couple shared many interests, including cats.  They had good tastes.

Underhill and Moore, despite having grown up in homes indifferent to religion, became Christians.  Moore became a Protestant.  Underhill became an Anglo-Catholic.  Influences on her spirituality included St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and St. John of the Cross (1542-1591).  Our saint, a committed Christian since 1907/1908, pondered converting to Roman Catholicism for a few years yet, by 1921, decided to remain in The Church of England.  One of her major early works was Mysticism (1911).  In Practical Mysticism (1915), Underhill explained the five stages of mysticism:

  1. Awakening;
  2. Purgation–entails stripping away the ego;
  3. Illumination–the ecstatic moment;
  4. The Dark Night of the Soul–entails submission to the will of God after crashing after the ecstatic moment; and
  5. Union with the Other–union with God forever.

Underhill’s spiritual director from 1921 to 1925 was Baron Friedrich von Hügel (1852-1925), a major Roman Catholic philosopher.  Underhill began to engage with Eastern Orthodoxy in the 1930s.  She, therefore, joined the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, committed to Eastern-Western Christian ecumenism.

Underhill understood life, when one led it properly, to be a form of prayer.  Her lived prayer included a daily regimen of writing, visiting the poor, and praying conventionally.  She wrote novels, poetry, philosophical and religious volumes, and essays.  Our saint also conducted many spiritual retreats.  Her lived prayer led her to become a pacifist by 1939.  This was a change; she had worked for Royal Naval intelligence during World War I.

Underhill, recipient of many honors, died in London, England, on June 15, 1941.  She was 65 years old.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 7,  2020 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT DOMITIAN OF HUY, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP

THE FEAST OF HARRIET STARR CANNON, FOUNDRESS OF THE COMMUNITY OF SAINT MARY

THE FEAST OF JOSEPH ARMITAGE ROBINSON, ANGLICAN DEAN, SCHOLAR, AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT ROSA VENERINI, FOUNDRESS OF THE VENERINI SISTERS; AND HER PROTÉGÉ, SAINT LUCIA FILIPPINI, FOUNDRESS OF THE RELIGIOUS TEACHERS FILIPPINI

THE FEAST OF TOBIAS CLAUSNITZER, GERMAN LUTHERAN MINISTER AND HYMN WRITER

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God of love, your servant Evelyn Underhill

delighted in your presence and encouraged others in their journey;

may we grow nearer to you and more open to your Spirit’s voice,

till we abide in you for ever;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

or 

God of the expanding universe,

God of the simplest atom,

we praise you for Evelyn

and all who dare to seek

an intimate consistent union with you;

give us her cool perception, we pray,

and her passionate obedience.  Amen.

Joel 2:26-29

Psalm 63:1-9 or Psalm 91

Romans 8:22-27

John 14:12-21

–The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

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O God, Origin, Sustainer, and End of all your creatures:

Grant that your Church, taught by your servant Evelyn Underhill,

guarded evermore by your power, and guided by your Spirit into the light of truth,

may continually offer to you all glory and thanksgiving

and attain with your saints to the blessed hope of everlasting life,

which you have promised by our Savior Jesus Christ;

who with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Wisdom 7:24-8:1

Psalm 37:3-6, 32-33

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

John 4:19-24

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), 429

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Feast of Carl Heinrich von Bogatsky (June 15)   Leave a comment

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CARL HEINRICH VON BOGATSKY (SEPTEMBER 7, 1690-JUNE 15, 1774)

Hungarian-German Lutheran Hymn Writer

Carl Heinrich von Bogatsky came from a noble Hungarian family.  He entered the world at Jantkawe, near Milisch, Silesia, on September 7, 1690.  Bogatsky’s father, an army officer, was absent much of the time, so the main two people who raised our saint were his mother and grandmother.  He became a page at the ducal court of Sachsen-Weissenfels at age fourteen, before his father sent him away for military training.  The army, contrary to our saint’s father’s wishes, was not Bogtsky’s vocation.  No, our saint had a different calling–theology.  He studied that subject at the University of Halle.  In reaction his father disowned him.  Bogatsky became a Pietist, unfortunately.

Bogatsky could not enter full-time ministry due to bad health, so he wrote a great deal and spoke before groups in private settings.  His writings included 411 hymns, some of which he contributed to Coethen Hymns (1736), were apparently of varying quality.  His books included the following:

  1. Little Golden Treasure Chest of God’s Children (1718);
  2. True Conversion (1741);
  3. Exercises Regarding God’s Blessedness in All Forms of Religious Songs (1750); and
  4. Meditations and Prayers on the New Testament (seven volumes, 1756-1761).

In 1740 Bogatsky’s wife of eight years died.  For the next five years he worked in the court of Duke Christian Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (reigned 1729-1745) at Saalfeld.  After the Duke died our saint moved into an orphanage a Halle, for his friend who operated that institution offered him housing and a position.  Bogatsky taught Latin, led devotions, an wrote.

Our saint died on June 15, 1774.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 13, 2015 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, FOUNDER OF THE SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME

THE FEAST OF SAINT HILARY OF POITIERS, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, UNITED STATES SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT

THE FEAST OF KENTIGERN (MUNGO), ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF GLASGOW

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Carl Heinrich von Bogatsky 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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Feast of Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney (June 15)   1 comment

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Above:  Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney

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DOROTHY FRANCES BLOMFIELD GURNEY (OCTOBER 4, 1858-JUNE 15, 1932)

English Poet and Hymn Writer

One of the most famous poems by our saint follows:

The kiss of the sun for pardon,

The song of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.

Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney, the author of those words, was born in London, England, in 1858.  Her grandfather, Charles Blomfield (1786-1857), had been the Bishop of London.  Her father, Frederick George Blomfield, was an Anglican priest.  And her husband, Gerald Gurney, an Oxford-educated actor, was also an Anglican priest.  (I detect a pattern.)

Our saint was a talented writer.  She composed the texts of, among other works, The Childhood of Queen Victoria (1901) and Poems (1913).  Perhaps, however, her fame rests primarily upon the “God’s Garden” poem (from the beginning of this post) and the following hymn, which she wrote in 1884 for her sister’s wedding:

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,

Lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,

That theirs be the love which knows no ending,

Whom thou forevermore dost join in one.

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O perfect Life, be thou their full assurance

Of tender charity and steadfast faith,

Of patient hope, and quiet, brave endurance,

With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death.

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Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;

Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,

And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow

That dawns upon eternal love and death.

The Gurneys, married since 1897, converted to Roman Catholicism.

Our saint died at London in 1932.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 10, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF CHARLES WILLIAM EVEREST, EPISCOPAL PRIEST AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN THE GOOD, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF MILAN

THE FEAST OF WILLIAM LAUD, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

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Eternal God, light of the world and Creator of all that is good and lovely:

We bless your name for inspiring Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney

and all those who with words have filled us with desire and love for you;

through Jesus Christ, our Savior, who with you and the Holy Spirit

lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

1 Chronicles 29:14b-19

Psalm 90:14-17

2 Corinthians 3:1-3

John 21:15-17, 24-25

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 728

Feast of John Ellerton (June 15)   2 comments

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JOHN ELLERTON (DECEMBER 16, 1826-JUNE 15, 1893)

Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer and Translator

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…it is no exaggeration to say that his hand may be traced and his voice heard in every [English] hymn-book of importance during the last thirty years before his death.

–James Moffatt, Handbook to the Church Hymnary (London:  Oxford University Press, 1927, page 329)

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John Ellerton (1826-1893), educated at King William’s College, Isle of Man, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, combined elements of the Evangelical (Low), Broad, and Anglo-Catholic (High) schools of The Church of England.  He, ordained to the priesthood in 1850, became the Curate of Easeborne, Midhurst, Sussed, and of St. Nicholas, Brighton.  During the period of 1850-1860 Ellerton began to compose and translate hymns.

From 1860 to 1872 Ellerton served as Vicar of Crewe Greene.  During this period Ellerton became involved in that community, organizing one of the first choral associations in the Midlands region.  He also served as Vice President of the Mechanics Institution, reorganizing the curriculum and teaching Bible and English history.

Ellerton came close to overworking himself during the final two decades of his life.  He served as Rector at Hinstock, Shropshire (1872-1876), then at Barnes, Surrey (1876-1884), before having to take a year off and to travel abroad.  His final cure was at White Riding, Essex, starting in 1885.

Ellerton’s output was staggering.  He wrote or translated at least eighty-six hymns.  He edited two hymnals–Church Hymns (1871) and The Children’s Hymn Book.  He published Hymns, Original and Translated (1888), a collection of his works.  Ellerton also worked on Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875 and 1889), Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes (1859), The Temperance Hymn Book, and The London Mission Hymn Book.  And he advised the committee which produced the final (1890) edition of the Hymnal Companion tonthe Book of Common Prayer.  Ellerton refused to copyright his hymns because if they were

counted worthy to contribute to Christ’s praise in the congregation, one ought to feel very thankful and humble.

St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, named Ellerton as a Canon toward the end of his life, but he was too ill to attend a formal installation ceremony.  Nevertheless, many people referred to him as Canon Ellerton.

Ellerton’s hymns have enriched my spiritual life.  The extent of his contribution there has become abundantly clear when I have looked up his hymns in The Hymnal 1982 and other hymnbooks.  So now I have become very grateful for the life and legacy of John Ellerton.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 25, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST, MARTYR

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For Further Reading:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Ellerton%2c%20John%2c%201826-1893

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

John Ellerton 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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Feast of Sts. Landelinus of Vaux, Aubert of Cambrai, Domitian of Lobbes, Hadelin of Lobbes, Dodo of Lobbes, and Ursmar of Lobbes (June 15)   Leave a comment

Above:  Gaul in 628 Common Era

SAINT AUBERT OF CAMBRAI (DIED CIRCA 609)

Roman Catholic Bishop

His feast transferred from December 13

mentor of

SAINT LANDELINUS OF VAUX (CIRCA 625-686)

Roman Catholic Abbot

His feast = June 15

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SAINTS DOMITIAN AND HADELIN OF LOBBES (DIED CIRCA 686)

Roman Catholic Monks

Their feast = June 15

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SAINT URSMAR OF LOBBES (CIRCA 640-713)

Roman Catholic Abbot and Missionary Bishop

His feast transferred from April 19

mentor of

SAINT DODO OF LOBBES (DIED 750)

Roman Catholic Monk

His feast transferred from October 1

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Connections between and among saints interest me.  Thus I produce posts such as this one:  accounts of saints with official feast days transferred.  This is my calendar of saints, so I can put anybody on any date I see fit.  And telling stories together makes more sense to me than telling them separately.

Today’s chain of saints begins with Aubert of Cambrai (died 609).  We know little about him, a situation familiar to those who read extensively about pre-Congregation saints.  It seems that St. Aubert became Bishop of Cambrai sometime before 532 and that he helped many people pursue monastic life.  And we know that he educated St. Landelinus of Vaux (625-686).

We know more about St. Landelinus.  He was Frankish, being born in Vaux, Francia.  He joined a criminal gang near Lobbes at age 18.  The saint repented of that life after the death of a fellow gang member.  St. Landelinus, desiring solitude, became a hermit at Lobbes.  Yet a community grew up around him, so he founded a monastery there in 654.  St. Ursmar of Lobbes (circa 640-713) served as the first abbot.  He was a missionary bishop who engaged in evangelization in Flanders.  And the abbot mentored one St. Dodo of Lobbes (died 750), a monk about whom we know little else except that he lived at Lobbes and had a reputation for sanctity.

St. Landelinus kept seeking solitude in one place then in another yet attracting successive communities around him and founding new monasteries.  So it was that he and St. Ursmar cofounded abbeys at Aulne (656) and Wallens-en-Faigne (657).  And, in 670, he founded his fourth and final monastery at Crespin, serving as its first abbot until he died.

St. Landelinus had at least two disciples who became saints.  We know little else of Domitian and Hadelin of Lobbes (died circa 686) other than that they were friends and monks at Lobbes.

St. Landelinus is the central figure in this story.  Yet he is not the original one; St. Aubert of Cambrai is.  The surviving facts are sketchy, but I imagine that St. Aubert’s teachings helped bring St. Landelinus back to the path of righteousness.  St. Landelinus abandoned them for a time, but the influence of his old teacher never left him entirely.  And that influence, transmitted through the pupil, reached others, some of whose names we know.

I find the desire for solitude which St. Landelinus exhibited understandable and appealing; I identify with it.  And I hope that the saint, at long last, found what he needed and craved–solitude with God.  May each of us be so fortunate.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 15, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF THE FIRST U.S. PRESBYTERIAN BOOK OF COMMON WORSHIP, 1906

THE FEAST OF CAROLINE CHISHOLM, HUMANITARIAN

THE FEAST OF PIRIPI TAUMATA-A-KURA, ANGLICAN MISSIONARY

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O God, by whose grace your servants

Saint Aubert of Cambrai,

Saint Landelinus of Vaux,

Saint Domitian of Lobbes,

Saint Hadelin of Lobbes, and

Saint Dodo of Lobbes,

kindled with the flame of your love,

became a bright and shining light in your Church:

Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline,

and walk before you as children of light;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Acts 2:42-47a

Psalm 133 or 34:1-8 or 119:161-168

2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Matthew 6:24-33

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 723

Saints’ Days and Holy Days for June   Leave a comment

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1 (Justin Martyr, Christian Apologist and Martyr, 166/167)

  • Pamphilus of Caesarea, Bible Scholar and Translator; and His Companions, Martyrs, 309
  • Samuel Stennett, English Seventh-Day Baptist Minister and Hymn Writer; and John Howard, English Humanitarian
  • Simeon of Syracuse, Roman Catholic Monk
  • William Robinson, Marmaduke Stephenson, and Mary Dyer, British Quaker Martyrs in Boston, Massachusetts, 1659 and 1660

2 (Blandina and Her Companions, the Martyrs of Lyons, 177)

  • Anders Christensen Arrebo, “The Father of Danish Poetry”
  • Christoph Homburg, German Lutheran Hymn Writer
  • Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, Hymn Writer, Novelist, and Devotional Writer
  • Stephen of Sweden, Roman Catholic Missionary, Bishop, and Martyr, Circa 1075

3 (John XXIII, Bishop of Rome)

  • Christian Gottfried Geisler and Johann Christian Geisler, Silesian Moravian Organists and Composers; and Johannes Herbst, German-American Organist, Composer, and Bishop
  • Frances Ridley Havergal, English Hymn Writer and Composer
  • Ole T. (Sanden) Arneson, U.S. Norwegian Lutheran Hymn Translator
  • Will Campbell, Agent of Reconciliation

4 (Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski, Roman Catholic Martyr, 1941)

  • Francis Caracciolo, Cofounder of the Minor Clerks Regular
  • John Lancaster Spalding, Roman Catholic Bishop of Peoria then Titular Bishop of Seythopolis
  • Petroc, Welsh Prince, Abbot, and Missionary
  • Thomas Raymond Kelly, U.S. Quaker Mystic and Professor of Philosophy

5 (Dorotheus of Tyre, Bishop of Tyre, and Martyr, Circa 362)

  • Bliss Wiant, U.S. Methodist Minister, Missionary, Musician, Music Educator, and Hymn Translator, Arranger, and Harmonizer; and his wife, Mildred Artz Wiant, U.S. Methodist Missionary, Musician, Music Educator, and Hymn Translator
  • Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood
  • Maurice Blondel, French Roman Catholic Philosopher and Forerunner of the Second Vatican Council
  • Orlando Gibbons, Anglican Organist and Composer; the “English Palestrina”

6 (Franklin Clark Fry, President of The United Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church in America)

  • Claude of Besançon, Roman Catholic Priest, Monk, Abbot, and Bishop
  • Henry James Buckoll, Author and Translator of Hymns
  • Johann Friedrich Hertzog, German Lutheran Hymn Writer
  • William Kethe, Presbyterian Hymn Writer

7 (Matthew Talbot, Recovering Alcoholic in Dublin, Ireland)

  • Anthony Mary Gianelli, Founder of the Missionaries of Saint Alphonsus Liguori and the Sisters of Mary dell’Orto
  • Frederick Lucian Hosmer, U.S. Unitarian Hymn Writer
  • Hubert Lafayette Sone and his wife, Katie Helen Jackson Sone, U.S. Methodist Missionaries and Humanitarians in China, Singapore, and Malaysia
  • Seattle, First Nations Chief, War Leader, and Diplomat

8 (Clara Luper, Witness for Civil Rights)

  • Charles Augustus Briggs, U.S. Presbyterian Minister, Episcopal Priest, Biblical Scholar, and Alleged Heretic; and his daughter, Emilie Grace Briggs, Biblical Scholar and “Heretic’s Daughter”
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, English Roman Catholic Poet and Jesuit Priest
  • Henry Downton, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator
  • Roland Allen, Anglican Priest, Missionary, and Mission Strategist

9 (Columba of Iona, Celtic Missionary and Abbot)

  • Giovanni Maria Boccardo, Founder of the Poor Sisters of Saint Cajetan/Gaetano; and his brother, Luigi Boccardo, Apostle of Merciful Love
  • José de Anchieta, Apostle of Brazil and Father of Brazilian National Literature
  • Thomas Joseph Potter, Roman Catholic Priest, Poet, and Hymn Writer
  • Will Herzfeld, U.S. Lutheran Ecumenist, Presiding Bishop of the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and Civil Rights Activist

10 (James of Nisibis; Bishop; and Ephrem of Edessa, “The Harp of the Holy Spirit”)

  • Frederick C. Grant, Episcopal Priest and New Testament Scholar; and his son, Robert M. Grant, Episcopal Priest and Patristics Scholar
  • Getulius, Amantius, Caeraelis, and Primitivus, Martyrs at Tivoli, 120; and Symphorosa of Tivoli, Martyr, 120
  • Landericus of Paris, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Thor Martin Johnson, U.S. Moravian Conductor and Music Director

11 (BARNABAS THE APOSTLE, COWORKER OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE)

12 (Edwin Paxton Hood, English Congregationalist Minister, Philanthropist, and Hymn Writer)

  • Christian David Jaeschke, German Moravian Organist and Composer; and his grandson, Henri Marc Hermann Voldemar Voullaire, Moravian Composer and Minister
  • Enmegahbowh, Episcopal Priest and Missionary to the Ojibwa Nation
  • Joseph Dacre Carlyle, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer
  • Milton Smith Littlefield, Jr., U.S. Presbyterian and Congregationalist Minister, Hymn Writer, and Hymnal Editor

13 (Spyridon of Cyprus, Bishop of Tremithus, Cyprus; and his convert, Tryphillius of Leucosia, Bishop of Leucosia, Cyprus; Opponents of Arianism)

  • David Abeel, U.S. Dutch Reformed Minister and Missionary to Asia
  • Elias Benjamin Sanford, U.S. Methodist then Congregationalist Minister and Ecumenist
  • Sigismund von Birken, German Lutheran Hymn Writer
  • William Cullen Bryant, U.S. Poet, Journalist, and Hymn Writer

14 (Methodius I of Constantinople, Defender of Icons and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constaninople; and Joseph the Hymnographer, Defender of Icons and the “Sweet-Voiced Nightingale of the Church”)

  • David Low Dodge, U.S. Presbyterian Businessman and Pacifist
  • Francis J. Uplegger, German-American Lutheran Minister and Missionary; “Old Man Missionary”
  • Frank Laubach, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Missionary
  • Mark Hopkins, U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Theologian, Educator, and Physician

15 (John Ellerton, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer and Translator)

  • Carl Heinrich von Bogatsky, Hungarian-German Lutheran Hymn Writer
  • Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney, English Poet and Hymn Writer
  • Evelyn Underhill, Anglican Mystic and Theologian
  • Landelinus of Vaux, Roman Catholic Abbot; Aubert of Cambrai, Roman Catholic Bishop; Ursmar of Lobbes, Roman Catholic Abbot and Missionary Bishop; and Domitian, Hadelin, and Dodo of Lobbes, Roman Catholic Monks

16 (George Berkeley, Irish Anglican Bishop and Philosopher; and Joseph Butler, Anglican Bishop and Theologian)

  • John Francis Regis, Roman Catholic Priest
  • Norman Macleod, Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer; and his cousin, John Macleod, Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer
  • Rufus Jones, U.S. Quaker Theologian and Cofounder of the American Friends Service Committee
  • William Hiram Foulkes, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

17 (Samuel Barnett, Anglican Canon of Westminster, and Social Reformer; and his wife, Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformer)

  • Edith Boyle MacAlister, English Novelist and Hymn Writer
  • Emily de Vialar, Founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition
  • Jane Cross Bell Simpson, Scottish Presbyterian Poet and Hymn Writer
  • Teresa and Mafalda of Portugal, Princesses, Queens, and Nuns; and Sanchia of Portugal, Princess and Nun

18 (William Bingham Tappan, U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Poet, and Hymn Writer)

  • Adolphus Nelson, Swedish-American Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Bernard Mizeki, Anglican Catechist and Convert in Southern Rhodesia, 1896
  • Johann Franck, Heinrich Held, and Simon Dach, German Lutheran Hymn Writers
  • Richard Massie, Hymn Translator

19 (John Dalberg Acton, English Roman Catholic Historian, Philosopher, and Social Critic)

  • Adelaide Teague Case, Episcopal Professor of Christian Education, and Advocate for Peace
  • Michel-Richard Delalande, French Roman Catholic Composer
  • Vernard Eller, U.S. Church of the Brethren Minister and Theologian
  • William Pierson Merrill, U.S. Presbyterian Minister, Social Reformer, and Hymn Writer

20 (Joseph Augustus Seiss, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Liturgist, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator)

  • Alfred Ramsey, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Translator
  • Charles Coffin, Roman Catholic Priest and Hymn Writer
  • Hans Adolf Brorson, Danish Lutheran Bishop, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator
  • William John Sparrow-Simpson, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Patristics Scholar

21 (Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit)

  • Bernard Adam Grube, German-American Minister, Missionary, Composer, and Musician
  • Carl Bernhard Garve, German Moravian Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer
  • Charitie Lees Smith Bancroft de Chenez, Hymn Writer
  • John Jones and John Rigby, Roman Catholic Martyrs, 1598 and 1600

22 (Alban, First British Martyr, Circa 209 or 305)

  • Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Roman Catholic Priest, Biblical and Classical Scholar, and Controversialist; John Fisher, English Roman Catholic Classical Scholar, Bishop of Rochester, Cardinal, and Martyr, 1535; and Thomas More, English Roman Catholic Classical Scholar, Jurist, Theologian, Controversialist, and Martyr, 1535
  • Gerhard Gieschen, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Translator
  • James Arthur MacKinnon, Canadian Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr in the Dominican Republic, 1965
  • Paulinus of Nola, Roman Catholic Bishop of Nola

23 (Brevard S. Childs, U.S. Presbyterian Biblical Scholar)

  • Heinrich Gottlob Gutter, German-American Instrument Maker, Repairman, and Merchant
  • John Johns, English Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Nicetas of Remesiana, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Wilhelm Heinrich Wauer, German Moravian Composer and Musician

24 (NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST)

25 (William Henry Heard, African Methodist Episcopal Missionary and Bishop)

  • Domingo Henares de Zafira Cubero, Roman Catholic Bishop of Phunhay, Vietnam, and Martyr, 1838; Phanxicô Đo Van Chieu, Vietnamese Roman Catholic Catechist and Martyr, 1838; and Clemente Ignacio Delgado Cebrián, Roman Catholic Bishop and Martyr in Vietnam, 1838
  • Pearl S. Buck, U.S. Presbyterian Missionary, Novelist, and Social Activist
  • Vincent Lebbe, Belgian-Chinese Roman Catholic Priest and Missionary; Founder of the Little Brothers of Saint John the Baptist
  • William of Vercelli, Roman Catholic Hermit; and John of Matera, Roman Catholic Abbot

26 (Isabel Florence Hapgood, U.S. Journalist, Translator, and Ecumenist)

  • Andrea Giacinto Longhin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Treviso
  • Philip Doddridge, English Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Theodore H. Robinson, British Baptist Orientalist and Biblical Scholar
  • Virgil Michel, U.S. Roman Catholic Monk, Academic, and Pioneer of Liturgical Renewal

27 (Cornelius Hill, Oneida Chief and Episcopal Priest)

  • Arialdus of Milan, Italian Roman Catholic Deacon and Martyr, 1066
  • Hugh Thomson Kerr, Sr., U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Liturgist; and his son, Hugh Thomson Kerr, Jr., U.S. Presbyterian Minister, Scholar, and Theologian
  • James Moffatt, Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Scholar, and Bible Translator
  • John the Georgian, Abbot; and Euthymius of Athos and George of the Black Mountain, Abbots and Translators

28 (John Gerard, English Jesuit Priest; and Mary Ward, Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

  • Clara Louise Maass, U.S. Lutheran Nurse and Martyr, 1901
  • Plutarch, Marcella, Potanominaena, and Basilides of Alexandria, Martyrs, 202
  • Teresa Maria Masters, Foundress of the Institute of the Sisters of the Holy Face
  • William and John Mundy, English Composers and Musicians

29 (PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES AND MARTYRS)

30 (Johann Olaf Wallin, Archbishop of Uppsala, and Hymn Writer)

  • Gennaro Maria Sarnelli, Italian Roman Catholic Priest and Missionary to the Vulnerable and Exploited People of Naples
  • Heinrich Lonas, German Moravian Organist, Composer, and Liturgist
  • Paul Hanly Furfey, U.S. Roman Catholic Priest, Sociologist, and Social Radical
  • Philip Powel, English Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr, 1646

Floating

  • First Book of Common Prayer, 1549

 

Lowercase boldface on a date with two or more commemorations indicates a primary feast.