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Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29)   Leave a comment

Above:  The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael (Coventry Cathedral), Coventry, England

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FEAST OF SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (WESTERN CHURCH)

SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND ALL THE BODILESS POWERS (EASTERN CHURCH)

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Ye watchers and ye holy ones,

Bright Seraphs, Cherubim and Thrones,

Raise the glad strain, Alleluya!

Cry out Dominions, Princedoms, Powers,

Virtues, Archangels, Angels’ choirs,

Alleluya, Alleluya, Alleluya, Alleluya, Alleluya!

John Athelstan Laurie Riley (1858-1945), in The English Hymnal (1906), for which he composed this text

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The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels comes to this, A Great Cloud of Witnesses:  An Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days, via the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the Lutheran churches.  September 29 is the feast day in the Western Church.  November 8 (Julian Calendar) and November 21 (Gregorian Calendar) are the dates of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers, in Eastern Orthodoxy.

Much theological prose poetry exists in Judeo-Christian angelology.  This theological prose poetry, with all of its elaborate attention to details, is a human attempt to describe a reality far greater than anything we mere mortals can grasp.  Regarding angelology, one does well to examine the big picture, not to become lost in details.  One does well to embrace and revel in the mystery.  If any given detail of angelology is inaccurate, so be it.

“Angel” means “messenger.”  An angel, therefore, is a messenger of God.  In some stories from Genesis, the text uses “angel” and “God” interchangeably.  This is a question of function, as Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman points out in his Commentary on the Torah (2001).  Given that an angel of God cannot act apart from God, wherever an angel of God is present, God is functionally present, too.

According to Judeo-Christian angelology, there are seven archangels.  Depending on the source one consults and on how that source defines the Bible, the Bible names two, three, or four of the archangels.  1 Enoch 20:1-8 names six of them:

  1. Suruel (1 Enoch 20:2).  Suruel is “of eternity and of trembling.”
  2. Raphael (1 Enoch 20:3; Tobit 3:16-17/18 (depending on versification, 9:1-6, 11:1-12:22).  Raphael is “of the spirits of man.”
  3. Raguel (1 Enoch 20:4).  Raguel takes “vengeance for the world and for the luminaries.”
  4. Michael (1 Enoch 20:5; Daniel 10:13, 21; Daniel 12:1; Jude 9; Revelation 12:7).  Michael is “obedient in his benevolence over the people and the nations.”
  5. Saraqael (1 Enoch 20:6).  Saraquael is “one of the holy angels who are (set) over the spirits of mankind who sin in the spirit.”
  6. Gabriel (1 Enoch 20:7; Daniel 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26).  Gabriel is “one of the holy angels who oversee the garden of Eden, and the serpents, and the cherubim.”

A Greek fragment of 1 Enoch adds a seventh name, Remiel, “one of the holy angels whom God set over those who rise.”  Perhaps Remiel is another name for Uriel.

[NOTE:  All quotes about the archangels from 1 Enoch come from James H. Charlesworth, ed., The Old Testament Pseudipigrapha, Vol. 1, Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments (1983).]

2 Esdras/4 Ezra names the archangel Uriel in 4:1, 5:20, and 10:28.

I make no pretense of being much of a mystic.  However, I affirm that what I do not know outweighs what I do not know.  I also recall some experiences I cannot explain rationally.  Furthermore, some people I know tell me of their experiences they cannot explain rationally.  These individuals are mentally well; they do not have schizophrenia or any other mental illness treatable with pharmaceutical products.  Many of the experiences these individuals relate have profound spiritual meaning for them.  

My experiences have been different, though. 

  1. One day decades ago, I knew that I had to pause whatever mundane task I was engaging in, go outside, and move my car.  I did move my vehicle.  Later that day, I noticed that a big tree limb was on the ground, where my car had been.
  2. Twice, years ago, I was making my standard trip from Americus, Georgia, to Athens, Georgia.  These two times, I knew to drive without interruption, until I pulled up to my front door in Athens.  Twice, I did.  Twice, when I went outside to move my car to the parking lot in the back, I could not start the car.  The problem was in the ignition switch.

How did I know?  Who told me?  Did a guardian angel or the Holy Spirit tell me?  Did I know by some other way? 

Does it matter?

I thanked God, of course.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 12, 2021 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS TRASILLA AND EMILIANA; THEIR SISTER-IN-LAW, SAINT SYLVIA OF ROME; AND HER SON, SAINT GREGORY I “THE GREAT,” BISHOP OF ROME

THE FEAST OF JOHN H. CALDWELL, U.S. METHODIST MINISTER AND SOCIAL REFORMER

THE FEAST OF SAINT MAXIMILLIAN OF TREVESTE, ROMAN CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR AND MARTYR, 295

THE FEAST OF RUTILIO GRANDE, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST AND MARTYR, 1977

THE FEAST OF SAINT THEOPHANES THE CHRONICLER, DEFENDER OF ICONS

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Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted

in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals:

Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven,

so by your appointment they may find help and defend us here on earth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with

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

Genesis 28:10-17

Psalm 103 or 103:19-22

Revelation 12:7-12

John 1:47-51

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), 613; Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018; The Anglican Church of Canada

The Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) and Lutheran Worship (1982) use the same prayer.  However, they assign different First and Gospel readings–Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3 and Luke 17:20.  Also, the Psalm is Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22.  Furthermore, Lutheran Worship (1982) offers another option regarding the readings:

Joshua 5:13

Psalm 103:19-22

Revelation 12:7-12

Matthew 18:1-11

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Everlasting God, you have wonderfully established the ministries of angels and mortals.

Mercifully grant that as Michael and the angels contend against the cosmic forces of evil,

that they may help and defend us here on earth,

through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God whom we worship and praise with angels and archangels

and with all the company of heaven, now and forever.  Amen.

Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3

Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22

Revelation 12:7-12

Luke 10:17-20

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 58

The pew edition of the Lutheran Service Book (2006) provides no collect for this feast.  However, it does list all of the scripture readings from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), plus the option of Matthew 18:1-11 in lieu of Luke 10:17-20.

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Almighty and everlasting God,

whom we adore with all the angelic host,

may we always rejoice in your heavenly protection

and serve you faithfully in this present life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

or

Make us your messengers, Jesus,

make us the guardians of your faith,

and grant us also that great and ancient vision

Michael

numberless angels

the dazzling host of heaven

to accompany and inspire us for all time.  Amen.

Daniel 10:18-22

Psalm 103:15-22 or Psalm 91

Revelation 12:7-12

Matthew 18:1-14

or

Daniel 7:9-14 or 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm 138:1-6

Revelation 12:7-12a

John 1:45-51

A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989)

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The lectionary in the back of The Orthodox Study Bible (2008) lists Hebrews 2:2-10 and Luke 10:16-21 as the readings for the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers.

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Feast of Francis Turner Palgrave (September 28)   1 comment

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FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE (SEPTEMBER 28, 1824-OCTOBER 24, 1897)

Anglican Poet, Art Critic, and Hymn Writer

Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897) was son Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861), a historian of great note.  Our saint, a poet, art critic, and hymn writer, came from greatness, which he extended.  Both father and son seem especially impressive after one types their names into the search bar at archive.org, something I encourage you, O reader, to do.

Our saint, born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, attended university at Oxford.  For five years he served as Vice President of Kneller Hall.  He also worked as Examiner and Assistant Secretary in the education department of the Privy Council.  Palgrave, appointed Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1885, had a variety of publications, including:

  1. Idylls and Songs (1854);
  2. The Golden Treasury of English Lyrics (1864, as Editor);
  3. Essays on Art (1866);
  4. Hymns (1867);
  5. Lyrical Poems (1871); and
  6. The Treasury of Sacred Song (1889).

Palgrave also wrote at least seventeen hymns whose names I have seen on hymnody websites.  He tried

to write hymns which should have more distinct matter for thought and feeling than many in our collections offer….

–quoted in Handbook to The Hymnal (1935), pages 59-60

I have added some of these thought-provoking texts to my GATHERED PRAYERS weblog.  Here is another one of Palgrave’s hymns (this one from 1867), courtesy of The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States:

O thou not made with hands,

Not throned above the skies,

Nor walled with shining walls,

Nor framed with stones of price,

More bright than gold or gem,

God’s own Jerusalem.

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Where’er the gentle heart

Finds courage from above,

Where’er the heart forsook

Warms with the breath of love,

Where faith bids fear depart,

City of God, thou art.

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Thou art where’er the proud

In humbleness melts down,

Where self itself yields up,

Where martyrs win their crown,

Where faithful souls possess

Themselves in perfect peace.

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Where in life’s common ways

With cheerful feet we go,

When in His steps we tread

Who trod the way of woe,

Where He is in the heart,

City of God, thou art.

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Not throned above the skies,

Nor golden-walled afar,

But where Christ’s two or three

In his name gathered are,

Be in the midst of them,

God’s own Jerusalem.

Our saint died at Kensington, London, England, in 1897.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT ONESIMUS, BISHOP OF BYZANTIUM

THE FEAST OF SAINT CAEDMON, POET

THE FEAST OF CHARLES FREER ANDREWS, ANGLICAN PRIEST

THE FEAST OF RENE DESCARTES, PHILOSOPHER

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Francis Turner Palgrave 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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Proper 21, Year C   Leave a comment

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Above:  Dives and Lazarus

God and the Marginalized

The Sunday Closest to September 28

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

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The Assigned Readings:

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

or 

Amos 6:1a, 4-7 and Psalm 146

then 

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

The Collect:

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.   Amen.

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Some Related Posts:

Prayer of Praise and Adoration:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost/

Prayer of Confession:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/the-greater-our-greed-becomes/

Prayer of Dedication:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost/

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There is hope in God.

  1. Then Prophet Jeremiah understood this when he purchased a field.  Yes, the invaders were still going to arrive, the king was still going to become a captive, and the kingdom was still going to fall, but there was still hope in God.
  2. The other readings focus on the hope of the economically marginalized.  The combination of great wealth and a dearth of sensitivity to human needs explains the lessons from Amos, Luke, and 1 Timothy.  Indeed, such insensitivity leads not only to the destruction of the insensitive person but to that of others.  Yet the poor man in the parable does receive his reward in the his afterlife while the heartless rich man suffers punishment after dying.  Even the rich man still does not care about the poor man.

The divine preference for the poor is part of the Bible.  I suspect that one reason for this is that the poor are among the most easily noticed marginalized populations.  Our Lord and Savior found much support among the marginalized and less among those who defined them as marginal.  On that broad point I choose to found this blog post.  Are we marginalized?  Or are we among those who define others are marginal or consent passively to that reality?  In other terms, do we care enough about others to draw the circle wider, thereby including those whom God includes already?

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 19, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS MURIN OF FAHAN, LASERIAN OF LEIGHLIN, GOBAN OF PICARDIE, FOILLAN OF FOSSES, AND ULTAN OF PERONNE, ABBOTTS; AND OF SAINTS FURSEY OF PERONNE AND BLITHARIUS OF SEGANNE, MONKS

THE FEAST OF SAINT ALPHEGE OF CANTERBURY, ARCHBISHOP

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARY OF THE INCARNATION, ROMAN CATHOLIC NUN

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

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Saints’ Days and Holy Days for September   Leave a comment

Forget-Me-Nots

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1 (Dionysius Exiguus, Roman Catholic Monk and Reformer of the Calendar)

  • David Pendleton Oakerhater, Cheyenne Warrior, Chief, and Holy Man, and Episcopal Deacon and Missionary in Oklahoma

  • Fiacre, Roman Catholic Hermit

  • François Mauriac, French Roman Catholic Novelist, Christian Humanist, and Social Critic

2 (Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942 and 1943)

  • David Charles, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Minister and Hymn Writer

  • Dianna Ortiz, U.S. Roman Catholic Nun and Anti-Torture Activist

  • William of Roskilde, English-Danish Roman Catholic Bishop

3 (Jedediah Weiss, U.S. Moravian Craftsman, Merchant, and Musician)

  • Arthur Carl Lichtenberger, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and Witness for Civil Rights

  • F. Crawford Burkitt, Anglican Scholar, Theologian, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator

  • James Bolan Lawrence, Episcopal Priest and Missionary in Southwestern Georgia, U.S.A.

  • Sundar Singh, Indian Christian Evangelist

4 (Paul Jones, Episcopal Bishop of Utah, and Peace Activist; and his colleague, John Nevin Sayre, Episcopal Priest and Peace Activist)

  • Birinus of Dorchester, Roman Catholic Bishop of Dorchester, and the “Apostle of Wessex”

  • E. F. Schumacher, German-British Economist and Social Critic

  • Gorazd of Prague, Orthodox Bishop of Moravia and Silesia, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Hierarch of the Orthodox Church in Czechoslovakia, and Martyr, 1942

  • William McKane, Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Biblical Scholar

5 (Carl Johannes Sodergren, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Theologian; and his colleague, Claus August Wendell, Swedish-American Lutheran Minister and Theologian)

  • Athol Hill, Australian Baptist Biblical Scholar and Social Prophet

  • Teresa of Calcutta, Foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity

  • William F. Albright and G. Ernest Wright, U.S. Biblical Scholars and Archaeologists

  • William Morton Reynolds, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Episcopal Priest, Educator, and Hymn Translator

6 (Charles Fox, Anglican Missionary in Melanesia)

  • Aaron Robarts Wolfe, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

  • Allen Crite, Artist

  • Hannah More, Anglican Poet, Playwright, Religious Writer, and Philanthropist

  • Joseph and Mary Gomer, U.S. United Brethren Missionaries in Sierra Leone

7 (Beyers Naudé, South African Dutch Reformed Minister and Anti-Apartheid Activist)

  • Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith

  • Jane Laurie Borthwick and Sarah Borthwick Findlater, Scottish Presbyterian Translators of Hymns

  • John Duckett and Ralph Corby, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs in England, 1644

  • Kassiani the Hymnographer, Byzantine Abbess, Poet, Composer, Hymn Writer, and Defender of Icons

8 (Nikolai Grundtvig, Danish Lutheran Minister, Bishop, Historian, Philosopher, Poet, Educator, and Hymn Writer)

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer, German Lutheran Attorney and Hymn Writer; and Frances Elizabeth Cox, English Hymn Writer and Translator

  • Shepherd Knapp, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer

  • Søren Kierkegaard, Danish Philosopher and Theologian, and Father of Existentialism

  • Wladyslaw Bladzinski, Polish Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr, 1944

9 (Martyrs of Memphis, Tennessee, 1878)

  • Francis Borgia, “Second Founder of the Society of Jesus;” Peter Faber, Apostle of Germany, and Cofounder of the Society of Jesus; Alphonsus Rodriguez, Spanish Jesuit Lay Brother; and Peter Claver, “Apostle to the Negroes”

  • Lucy Jane Rider Meyer, Novelist, Hymn Writer, Medical Doctor, and Foundress of the Deaconess Movement in the Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Sarah Mapps Douglass, U.S. African-American Quaker Abolitionist, Writer, Painter, and Lecturer

  • William Chatterton Dix, English Hymn Writer and Hymn Translator

10 (Alexander Crummell, U.S. African-American Episcopal Priest, Missionary, and Moral Philosopher)

  • Lynn Harold Hough, U.S. Methodist Minister, Theologian, and Biblical Scholar

  • Mordecai Johnson, Educator

  • Nemesian of Sigum and His Companions, Roman Catholic Bishops and Martyrs, 257

  • Salvius of Albi, Roman Catholic Bishop

11 (Paphnutius the Great, Roman Catholic Bishop of Upper Thebaid)

  • Anne Houlditch Shepherd, Anglican Novelist and Hymn Writer

  • Jean-Gabriel Perboyre, French Roman Catholic Priest, Missionary, and Martyr in China, 1840

  • John Stainer and Walter Galpin Alcock, Anglican Church Organists and Composers

  • Patiens of Lyons, Roman Catholic Archbishop

12 (Kaspar Bienemann, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer)

  • Ernest Edwin Ryder, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Hymn Writer, Hymn Translator, and Hymnal Editor

  • Franciscus Ch’oe Kyong-Hwan, Korean Roman Catholic Catechist and Martyr, 1839; Lawrence Mary Joseph Imbert, Pierre Philibert Maubant, and Jacques Honoré Chastán, French Roman Catholic Priests, Missionaries to Korea, and Martyrs, 1839; Paul Chong Hasang, Korean Roman Catholic Seminarian and Martyr, 1839; and Cecilia Yu Sosa and Jung Hye, Korean Roman Catholic Martyrs, 1839

  • Robert Guy McCutchan, U.S. Methodist Hymnal Editor and Hymn Tune Composer

  • William Josiah Irons, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator; and his daughter, Genevieve Mary Irons, Roman Catholic Hymn Writer

13 (Peter of Chelcic, Bohemian Hussite Reformer; and Gregory the Patriach, Founder of the Moravian Church)

  • Frederick J. Murphy, U.S. Roman Catholic Biblical Scholar

  • Godfrey Thring, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer

  • Jane Crewdson, English Quaker Poet and Hymn Writer

  • Narayan Seshadri of Jalna, Indian Presbyterian Evangelist and “Apostle to the Mangs”

14 (HOLY CROSS)

15 (Martyrs of Birmingham, Alabama, September 15, 1963)

  • Charles Edward Oakley, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer

  • George Henry Trabert, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Missionary, and Hymn Translator and Author

  • James Chisholm, Episcopal Priest

  • Philibert and Aicardus of Jumieges, Roman Catholic Abbots

16 (Cyprian of Carthage, Bishop and Martyr, 258; and Cornelius, Lucius I, and Stephen I, Bishops of Rome)

  • James Francis Carney, U.S.-Honduran Roman Catholic Priest, Missionary, Revolutionary, and Martyr, 1983

  • Martin Behm, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer

17 (Jutta of Disibodenberg, Roman Catholic Abbess; and her student, Hildegard of Bingen, Roman Catholic Abbess and Composer)

  • Henry Wellington Greatorex, Anglican and Episcopal Organist, Choirmaster, and Hymnodist

  • Zygmunt Szcesny Felinski, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Warsaw, Titutlar Bishop of Tarsus, and Founder of Recovery for the Poor and the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary

  • Zygmunt Sajna, Polish Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr, 1940

18 (Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations)

  • Amos Niven Wilder, U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Poet, Literary Critic, and Biblical Scholar

  • Edward Bouverie Pusey, Anglican Priest

  • Henry Lascelles Jenner, Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand

  • John Campbell Shairp, Scottish Poet and Educator

19 (Gerard Moultrie, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Translator of Hymns)

  • Clarence Alphonsus Walworth, U.S. Roman Catholic Priest, Poet, Hymn Translator, and Hymn Writer; Cofounder of the Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle (the Paulist Fathers)

  • Emily de Rodat, Foundress of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefranche

  • Walter Chalmers Smith, Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

  • William Dalrymple Maclagan, Archbishop of York and Hymn Writer

20 (Henri Nouwen, Dutch Roman Catholic Priest and Spiritual Writer)

  • Elizabeth Kenny, Australian Nurse and Medical Pioneer

  • John Coleridge Patteson, Anglican Bishop of Melanesia, and His Companions, Martyrs, 1871

  • Marie Therese of Saint Joseph, Foundress of the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus

  • Nelson Wesley Trout, First African-American U.S. Lutheran Bishop

21 (MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST, APOSTLE AND MARTYR)

22 (Philander Chase, Episcopal Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois; and Presiding Bishop)

  • C. H. Dodd, Welsh Congregationalist Minister, Theologian, and Biblical Scholar

  • Charlotte Elliott, Julia Anne Elliott, and Emily Elliott, Anglican Hymn Writers

  • Justus Falckner, Lutheran Pastor and Hymn Writer

  • Stephen G. Cary, U.S. Quaker Humanitarian and Antiwar Activist

23 (Francisco de Paula Victor, Brazilian Roman Catholic Priest)

  • Churchill Julius, Anglican Bishop of Christchurch, and Primate and Archbishop of New Zealand (September 23)

  • Émelie Tavernier Gamelin, Foundress of the Sisters of Providence

  • Jozef Stanek, Polish Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr, 1944

  • Judith Lomax, Episcopal Mystic and Poet

24 (Anna Ellison Butler Alexander, African-American Episcopal Deaconess in Georgia, and Educator)

  • Henry Hart Milman, Anglican Dean, Translator, Historian, Theologian, and Hymn Writer

  • Juvenal of Alaska, Russian Orthodox Martyr in Alaska, and First Orthodox Martyr in the Americas, 1796

  • Peter the Aleut, Russian Orthodox Martyr in San Francisco, 1815

  • Silouan of Mount Athos, Eastern Orthodox Monk and Poet

25 (Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany, African-American Educator; her sister, Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany, African-American Dentist; and their brother, Hubert Thomas Delany, African-American Attorney, Judge, and Civil Rights Activist)

  • Bernhard W. Anderson, U.S. United Methodist Minister and Biblical Scholar

  • Euphrosyne and her father, Paphnutius of Alexandria, Monks

  • Herman of Reichenau, Roman Catholic Monk, Liturgist, Poet, and Scholar

  • Sergius of Radonezh, Abbot of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Sergiyev Posad, Russia

26 (Paul VI, Bishop of Rome)

  • Frederick William Faber, English Roman Catholic Hymn Writer

  • John Bright, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Biblical Scholar

  • John Byrom, Anglican then Quaker Poet and Hymn Writer

  • Lancelot Andrewes, Anglican Bishop of Chichester then of Ely then of Winchester

27 (Francis de Sales, Roman Catholic Bishop of Geneva; Vincent de Paul, “The Apostle of Charity;’ Louise de Marillac, Cofounder of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul; and Charles Fuge Lowder, Founder of the Society of the Holy Cross)

  • Eliza Scudder, U.S. Unitarian then Episcopalian Hymn Writer

  • Joseph A. Sittler, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Theologian, and Ecumenist

  • Martyrs of Melanesia, 1864-2003

  • Thomas Traherne, Anglican Priest, Poet, and Spiritual Writer

28 (Jehu Jones, Jr., African-American Lutheran Minister)

  • Edward McGlynn, U.S. Roman Catholic Priest, Social Reformer, and Alleged Heretic

  • Francis Turner Palgrave, Anglican Poet, Art Critic, and Hymn Writer

  • Joseph Hoskins, English Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer

  • Lorenzo Ruiz and His Companions, Roman Catholic Missionaries and Martyrs in Japan, 1637

29 (MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS)

30 (Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury)

  • Joanna P. Moore, U.S. Baptist Missionary and Educator

  • Mary Ramabai, Prophetic Witness and Evangelist in India

  • Richard Challoner, English Roman Catholic Scholar, Religious Writer, Translator, Controversialist, Priest, and Titular Bishop of Doberus

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