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Feast of Thomas Raymond Kelly (June 4)   Leave a comment

Above:  Founders Hall, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania

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THOMAS RAYMOND KELLY (JUNE 4, 1893-JANUARY 17, 1941)

U.S. Quaker Mystic and Professor of Philosophy

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The experience of the Presence of God is not something plastered onto our nature; it is the fulfillment of ourselves.  The last deeps of humanity go down into the life of God.

–Thomas Raymond Kelly, The Reality of the Spiritual World (1940); quoted in G. Scott Cady and Christopher L. Webber, A Year with American Saints (2006), 723

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The spiritual journey of Thomas Raymond Kelly entailed growing out of the evangelicalism of his youth and into mysticism.

Kelly came from the evangelical side of Quakerism.  He, born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 4, 1893, was a son of Carlton W. Kelly (1864-1897) and Madona Elizabeth Kersey Linton (1868-1957).  Our saint, a graduate of Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio (1913), went on to study at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.  There he came under the influence of Rufus Jones (1863-1948) and mysticism.  Next, Kelly trained to become a missionary to Asia at Hartford Theological Seminary.  World War I changed Kelly’s plans.  He engaged in civilian service in England with the YMCA.  Our saint’s fluency in German led to his next wartime assignment–working with German prisoners of war.  Kelly got fired for being a pacifist.  (A Quaker pacifist?  What were the odds?)  Kelly, back in the United States, returned to academia.  He taught at Wilmington College from 1919 to 1921.  Our saint also completed his doctoral work at Hartford Theological Seminary.  Our saint and his wife, Lael Macy Kelly (1893-1959), volunteered in Berlin, Germany, with the American Friends Committee in the 1920s.  They fed children, helped to rebuild the country, and helped to found the German branch of Quakerism.

Kelly, having returned to the United States, also returned to academia.  He taught philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana (-1931, 1932-1935); Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts (1931-1932); and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (1935-1936).  Meanwhile, from 1930 to 1936, our saint worked on his second doctorate, this one from Harvard University.  Unfortunately, Kelly was handling stress badly, so he went blank during his first doctoral examination.  With the help of sympathetic, kind-hearted committee members, however, he passed the second doctoral examination.  During this difficult time, Kelly had a spiritual crisis and a profound mystical experience.  God, our saint reported, had melted him down.

Kelly, having firmly joined the mystical branch of Quakerism, found his final academic home.  He succeeded D. Elton Trueblood (1900-1994) as the Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College in 1936.  Our saint, aged 47 years, died on January 17, 1941.  He, having begun to make plans to publish a devotional book, was at home in Haverford, Pennsylvania.  That evening, as Kelly dried dishes, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 21, 2020 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF ROMAN ADAME ROSALES, MEXICAN ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST AND MARTYR, 1927

THE FEAST OF SAINT CONRAD OF PARZHAM, CAPUCHIN FRIAR

THE FEAST OF GEORGE B. CAIRD, ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALIST THEN UNITED REFORMED MINISTER, BIBLICAL SCHOLAR, AND HYMN WRITER AND TRANSLATOR

THE FEAST OF GEORGIA HARKNESS, U.S. METHODIST MINISTER, THEOLOGIAN, ETHICIST, AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT SIMEON BARSABAE, BISHOP; AND HIS COMPANIONS, MARTYRS, 341

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Almighty God, your Holy Spirit gives to one the word of knowledge,

and to another the insight of wisdom,

and to another the steadfastness of faith.

We praise you for the gifts of grace imparted to your servant Thomas Raymond Kelly,

and we pray that by his teaching we may be led to a fuller knowledge

of the truth we have seen in your Son Jesus, our Savior and Lord,

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

Proverbs 3:1-7 or Wisdom 7:7-14

Psalm 119:89-104

1 Corinthians 2:6-10, 13-16 or 1 Corinthians 3:5-11

John 17:18-23 or Matthew 13:47-52

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 61

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Feast of John Lancaster Spalding (June 4)   1 comment

Above:  The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria, Illinois

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JOHN LANCASTER SPALDING (JUNE 2, 1840-AUGUST 25, 1916)

Roman Catholic Bishop of Peoria then Titular Bishop of Seythopolis

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Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.

–John Lancaster Spalding

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Bishop John Lancaster Spalding comes to this, A Great Cloud of Witnesses:  An Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days, via G. Scott Cady and Christopher L. Webber, A Year with American Saints (2006).

Spalding, born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on June 2, 1840, came from a devout Roman Catholic family.  His parents were Richard Marcus Spalding (1808-1883) and Mary Jane Lancaster (Spalding) (1816-1895).  One uncle was Father Benedict Joseph Spalding (1812-1868), the Vicar-General of the Diocese of Louisville, Kentucky.  Another uncle was Martin John Spalding (1810-1872), the Archbishop of Baltimore (1864-1872).  Our saint studied in Bardstown, Kentucky; Emmitsburg, Ohio; and the University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium.  Spalding, ordained to the priesthood there on December 19, 1863, relocated to Rome, where he continued this studies for another year.

Then Spalding embarked on his career as a clergyman.  He was on the staff at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, Kentucky.  After Archbishop Spalding died, our saint became an assistant at St. Micahel’s Church, New York, New York.  Pope Pius IX appointed Spalding the first bishop of the newly-created Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, in November 1876.  Our saint’s consecration occurred at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York, on May 1, 1877.  His installation as the Bishop of Peoria took place at St. Mary’s Church, Peoria, on May 23.

Bishop Spalding made his mark on the diocese, U.S. Catholicism, and the United States of America.  He oversaw the construction of St. Mary’s Cathedral.  He founded churches, an orphanage and a high school.  Our saint helped to found The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (1887).  The founding of The Catholic University was controversial.  Traditionally, American Roman Catholic priests studied in Louvain and/or Rome.  According to hardliners, The Catholic University risked the Americanization of Roman Catholicism in the United States of America.  Furthermore, Spalding promoted settlement of Roman Catholic immigrants and factory workers in the West, where they could own land.  Our saint, an advocate for workers receiving fair wages for their labor, sat on the commission that resolved the Coal Strike of 1902.  He also advocated for the higher education of women and argued that Roman Catholicism is compatible with constitutional government.

Spalding, author of poetry, essays, and 18 books, suffered a stroke in January 1905.  He resigned on September 11, 1908.  The following year, our saint received a new title–Titular Bishop of Seythopolis.

Spalding, aged 76 years, died on August 25, 1916.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2020 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN THEOLOGIAN, MINISTER, LITURGIST, AND “PASTOR OF THE REFORMATION”

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 CHRISTIAN X, KING OF DENMARK AND ICELAND; AND HIS BROTHER, HAAKON VII, KING OF NORWAY

THE FEAST OF MARION MACDONALD KELLARAN, EPISCOPAL SEMINARY PROFESSOR AND LAY LEADER

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Almighty God, we praise you for your servant John Lancaster Spalding,

through whom you have called the church to its tasks and renewed its life.

Raise up in our own day teachers and prophets inspired by your Spirit,

whose voices will give strength to your church and proclaim the reality of your reign,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Hosea 2:18-33

Psalm 94:1-15

Romans 12:9-21

Luke 6:20-36

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 60

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Feast of St. Petroc (June 4)   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Petroc’s Church, Bodmin, Cornwall, England

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SAINT PETROC (DIED CIRCA 564)

Welsh Prince, Abbot, and Missionary

St. Petroc comes to this, A Great Cloud of Witnesses:  An Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days, via the calendars of the Roman Catholic Church and The Church of England.

St. Petroc was originally a saint of the Celtic Church.  He died prior to the arrival of St. Augustine of Canterbury et al. (597) and the Synod of Whitby (664).  His feast transferred into the Roman Catholic Church then into The Church of England.  Many legends about him developed then repeated in hagiographies.  I have chosen to disregard these.

St. Petroc was a Welsh prince who led a religious life.  His father was Glywys, the King of Glywysing, one of the Welsh kingdoms.  After King Glywys died, St. Petroc refused a crown and sailed to Ireland, to study and to begin life as a religious.  A few years later, St. Petroc returned to Great Britain and settled at Padstone, Cornwall.  There he founded a monastery and served as the abbot for at least three decades.  Our saint also founded churches, as well as a second monastery.  The location of the second monastery was in the Cornish countryside.  St. Petroc, furthermore, converted Constantine, the King of Dumnonia, to Christianity.  St. Petroc died in Pastow, Cornwall, circa 564.  He had laid the foundation of Christian faith in much of Cornwall.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 19, 2020 COMMON ERA

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR A

THE FEAST OF SAINT ALPHEGE, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, AND MARTYR, 1012

THE FEAST OF DAVID BRAINERD, AMERICAN CONGREGATIONALIST THEN PRESBYTERIAN MISSIONARY AND MINISTER

THE FEAST OF SAINT EMMA OF LESUM, BENEFACTOR

THE FEAST OF MARY C. COLLINS, U.S. CONGREGATIONALIST MISSIONARY AND MINISTER

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS PETRI, SWEDISH LUTHERAN THEOLOGIAN, HISTORIAN, LITURGIST, MINISTER, HYMN WRITER, HYMN TRANSLATOR, AND “FATHER OF SWEDISH LITERATURE;” AND HIS BROTHER, LAURENTIUS PETRI, SWEDISH LUTHERAN ARCHBISHOP OF UPPSALA, BIBLE TRANSLATOR, AND “FATHER OF SWEDISH HYMNODY”

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Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant Saint Petroc,

whom you called to preach the Gospel to the people of Cornwall, England.

Raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom,

that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ;

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

Isaiah 52:7-10

Psalm 96 or 96:1-7

Acts 1:1-9

Luke 10:1-9

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), 716

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Feast of Blessed Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski (June 4)   Leave a comment

Above:  Blessed Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski

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BLESSED STANISLAW KOSTKA STAROWIEYSKI (MAY 11, 1895-APRIL 13, 1941)

Roman Catholic Martyr

Alternative feast day = June 12 (as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II)

Blessed Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski loved his neighbors as he loved himself and followed Jesus to his death.  Our saint, born in Ustrobna, Poland, Austria-Hungary, on May 11, 1895, was a law student at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, when World War I interrupted his studies.  Years of military service (through 1920) followed.  During the Great War Starowieyski served with the Austro-Hungarian army in Italy.  After that conflict he helped to found then army of Poland, restored to independence, having lost in 1795.  Starowieyski served during the Polish-Ukrainian War (1918-1919) then the Polish-Russian War (1920-1921).  He, decorated for bravery, exited the Polish army as a captain.

Above:  Map of Central Europe, 1919

Scanned from Ralph S. Tarr and Frank M. McMurry, World Geographies–Second Book (New York, NY:  The Macmillan Company, 1920), 338

Starowieyski, once again a civilian, turned to agriculture, not law.  Following some agricultural studies he became the manager of Zamosc farms (1000 acres) in Labunie, Poland, in 1921.  Our saint married Maria Theresa Szeptycka.  The family was devout, attending Mass daily.  Consistent with his faith, Starowieyski donated to charitable causes, such as feeding poor people.  He also visited orphans (regardless of their nationality and religious affiliation), supported religious pilgrimages to Jasna Gora, backed the teaching of Roman Catholic social doctrine, and became involved in Catholic Action.  In 1932 our saint became the Vice President of Catholic Action.  Three years later he was the President of the Diocesan Institute of Catholic Action, Lublin, Poland.  Our saint, who declined an opportunity to run for the Polish senate in 1935, was an honorary chamberlain to Pope Pius XI.

Above:  Map of Poland, September 1939

Scanned from Hammond’s New Era Atlas of the World (New York, NY:  C. S. Hammond & Company, Inc., 1945), 24

World War II led to the end of Starowieyski’s life.  In late 1939 the German and Soviet governments partitioned Poland.  Our saint provided shelter for refugees briefly, until his capture.  Soviet soldiers captured our saint and his brother Marian in November 1939.  The brothers escaped custody for a short time.  Soviet troops recaptured Marian, whom they sent to the Soviet interior, from which he never returned.  Our saint became a prisoner of Germans and an inmate at Dachau.  His crime was being a Roman Catholic leader.

Above:  Map of Poland in 1941

Scanned from Hammond’s World Atlas–Classics Edition (Philadelphia, PA:  The Publishers Agency, Inc., 1957), H-42

Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski, prisoner #25711, died at Dachau on April 13, 1941.  He was 45 years old.

Pope John Paul II declared our saint, the patron saint of Catholic Action in Poland, a Venerable then a Blessed in 1999.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 16, 2018 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT PACHOMIUS THE GREAT, FOUNDER OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNAL MONASTICISM

THE FEAST OF SAINT ROBERTO DE NOBOLI, ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARY IN INDIA

THE FEAST OF GREVILLE PHILLIMORE, ENGLISH PRIEST, HYMN WRITER, AND HYMN TRANSLATOR

THE FEAST OF RICHARD MEUX BENSON, ANGLICAN PRIEST AND COFOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST; CHARLES CHAPMAN GRAFTON, EPISCOPAL PRIEST, COFOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST, AND BISHOP OF FOND DU LAC; AND CHARLES GORE, ANGLICAN BISHOP OF WORCESTER, BIRMINGHAM, AND OXFORD; FOUNDER OF THE COMMUNITY OF THE RESURRECTION; THEOLOGIAN; AND ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WORLD PEACE

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Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyr

Blessed Stanislaw Kostka Starowieyski

triumphed over suffering and was faithful even to death:

Grant us, who now remember him in thanksgiving,

to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world,

that we may receive with him the crown of life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with

you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 51:1-12

Psalm 116 or 116:1-8

Revelation 7:13-17

Luke 12:2-12

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 714

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Feast of St. Francis Caracciolo (June 4)   Leave a comment

Above:  Southern Europe in 1550

SAINT FRANCIS CARACCIOLO (1563-1608)

Cofounder of the Minor Clerks Regular (the Adorno Fathers)

Then the king will say  those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me….In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

–Matthew 25:34, 35, 40 (The New Jerusalem Bible)

As I pondered the best way to contextualize the life of St. Francis Caracciolo, that passage came to mind.  To follow that ethic is the proper vocation of every righteous person.  The recitation of facts regarding the saint’s life constitutes commentary.  So I commence with the commentary.

The saint, born Ascenio Caracciolo, entered this world at Villa Santa Maria, Abruzzi, Italy.  At age twenty-two he suffered from a serious disease–perhaps leprosy or a skin condition.  He promised the rest of his life to God if he recovered.  The saint regained his health and began to study for the priesthood.  Ordained at Naples, he began to minister to prisoners.  In 1588 the saint and Father John Augustine Adorno, with twelve others, founded the Minor Clerks Regular, or the Adorno Fathers.  Their mission was to minister to the sick and the imprisoned.  Pope Sixtus V approved the order that year, and Adorno became the first superior of the nascent order. The order opened houses across Italy and Spain.  Then Adorno died, so Caracciolo succeeded him and continued the good work for seven years.  Then he retired to become prior of Santa Maria Maggiore and master of novices there.  The saint died at Agnone, Italy, where he had founded a new house.

That is the summary of a life which lasted for forty-five years.  It was a life of good works in the name of Jesus.  May your legacy, O reader, also be one of service to others in the name of God.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 6, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, YEAR B

THE FEAST OF MIDDLETON STUART BARNWELL, EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF GEORGIA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS EDBERT AND EADFRITH OF LINDISFARNE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS

THE FEAST OF SAINTS EDWARD JONES AND ANTHONY MIDDLETON, ROMAN CATHOLIC MARTYRS

THE FEAST OF JEANNETTE RANKIN, UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE

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Heavenly Father, Shepherd of your people,

we thank you for your servant Saint Francis Caracciolo,

who was faithful in the care and nurture of his flock;

and we pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life,

we may by your grace grow into the stature and fullness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 34:11-16

Psalm 23

1 Peter 5:1-4

John 21:15-17

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 718

Feast of the First Book of Common Prayer, 1549 (May-June)   Leave a comment

Above:  Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1549)

Effective on the Day of Pentecost, June 9, 1549, During the Reign of King Edward VI

The Episcopal Church specifies that one observes this feast properly on a weekday after the Day of Pentecost.

The 1549 Book of Common Prayer, which, along with many of its successors, is available at http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/, was mainly the product of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and poet extraordinaire.  He translated texts from various sources, ranging from Greek liturgies to German Lutheran rites to the Roman Catholic missal and the Liturgy of the Hours.  Along the way Cranmer quoted the Bible extensively.  Thus it is a common Anglican and Episcopal joke to say that the Bible quotes the Prayer Book.

My first encounter with the Book of Common Prayer was indirect, so indirect in fact that I was not aware of it.  I grew up United Methodist in the era of the 1966 Methodist Hymnal, which is far superior to the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal.  The ritual in the 1966 Hymnal was that of its 1935 and 1905 predecessors, that is, based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.   So, when I saw the 1979 Prayer Book and read Holy Eucharist Rite I, I recognized it immediately, down to the Prayer of Humble Access.

Now I an Episcopalian.  As someone told me early this year, I left the church that John Wesley made and joined the church that made John Wesley.  The rhythms of the 1979 Prayer Book have sunk into my synapses and my soul.  I also use A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of  The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, which breaks out from parts of tradition creatively and beautifully while standing within the Prayer Book tradition.

I have become a person of the Prayer Book, thankfully.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 24, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE AND MARTYR

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Almighty and everliving God, whose servant Thomas Cranmer, with others, restored the language of the people in the prayers of your Church:  Make us always thankful for this heritage; and help us to pray in the Spirit and with the understanding, that we may worthily magnify your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

1 Kings 8:54-61

Psalm 33:1-5, 20-21

Acts 2:38-42

John 4:21-24

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

Saints’ Days and Holy Days for June   Leave a comment

Honeysuckles

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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.