Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

 

Calendar of the Church Year

according to the Episcopal Church

 

Items in bold are Principal Feasts or Holy D]Says
Commemorations in italics are from A Great Cloud of Witnesses;
others not in bold are from Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2018
Commemorations in Brackets are for trial use.

January
  

1
The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2
Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop, 1945
3
William Passavant, Prophetic Witness, 1894
4
[Elizabeth Annd Seton], Monastic & Educator, 1821
5
[Sarah, Theodora & Syncletica of Egypt], Desert Mothers, 4th - 5th c.
6
The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7
 
8
Harriet Bedell, Deaconess and Misisonary, 1969
9
Julia Chester Emery, 1922
10
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
11
 
12
Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot & Theologian, 1167
13
Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
14
[Richard Meux Benson], Priest, and [Charles Gore], Bishop, 1915 and 1932
15
 
16
 
17
Antony, Abbot in Egypt, 356
18
The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
19
Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20
Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
21
Agnes [& Cecilia], Martyrs at Rome, 304 & c.230
22
Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
23
Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
24
Florence Li Tim-Oi, 1992
25
The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26
Timothy & Titus, Companions of Saint Paul
27
John Chrysostom, Bishop & Theologian, 407
28
Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274
29
Andrei Rublev, Monk and Iconographer, 1430
30
 
31
31
31
[Marcella of Rome], Monastic & Scholar, 410
John Bosco, Priest, 1888
Samuel Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963

  

February
  
1
Brigid of Kildare, Monastic, 523
2
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
3
The Dorchester Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling and Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943
3
Anskar, Archbishop & Missionary, 865
4
4
[Manche Masemola], Martyr, 1928
Cornelius the Centurion
5
5
5
Agatha of Sicily, Martyr, c.251
The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses
6
 
7
 
8
[Bakhita (Josephine Margaret Bakhita)], Monastic & Prophetic Witness, 1947
9
 
10
[Scholastica], Monastic, 543
11
11
[Theodora], Empress, c.867
Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby
, Hymnwriter, 1915
12
Charles Freer Andrews, Priest, 1940
13
Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14
Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries, 869, 885
15
Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
16
Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop, 1898
17
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda & Martyr, 1977
18
Martin Luther, 1546
19
[Agnes Tsao Kou Ying, Agatha Lin Zhao, & Lucy Yi Zhenmei], Catechists and Martyrs, 1856, 1858,& 1862
20
[Frederick Douglass], Social Reformer, 1895
21
John Henry Newman, Bishop & Theologian, 1890
22
22
[Margaret of Cortona], Monastic, 1297
Eric Liddell
, Missionary to China, 1945
23
Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24
Saint Matthias the Apostle
25
25
[Emily Malbone Morgan], Lay Leader & Contemplative, 1937
John Roberts, Priest, 1949
26
[Photini], The Samaritan Woman, c.67
27
George Herbert, Priest, 1633
28
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, Educator, 1964, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, Educator, 1904
29
 

  

March
  
1
David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
2
Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
3
John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
4
Paul Cuffee, Missionary, 1812
5
 
6
William W. Mayo, 1911, and Charles Menninger, 1953, and Their Sons, Pioneers in Medicine
7
Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs, 202
8
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, 1929
9
Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
10
 
11
 
12
Gregory the Great, Bishop & Theologian, 604
13
James Theodore Holly, Bishop, 1911
14
 
15
[Vincent de Paul], Priest, & [Louise de Marillac], Monastic, Workers of Charity, 1660
16
 
17
Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
18
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
19
Saint Joseph
20
Cuthbert, Bishop, 687
21
Thomas Ken, Bishop, 1711
22
James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23
Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
24
Oscar Romero, Archbishop & Martyr, 1980, and the Martyrs of El Salvador
25
The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
26
26
[Harriet Monsell], Monastic, 1883
Richard Allen
, Bishop, 1831
27
Charles Henry Brent, Bishop, 1929
28
[James Solomon Russell], Priest, 1935
29
John Keble, Priest, 1866
30
Innocent of Alaska, Bishop, 1879
 
31
John Donne, Priest, 1631

  

April
  
1
Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
2
James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876
3
3
[Mary of Egypt], Hermit & Penitent, c.421
Richard of Chichester
, Bishop, 1253
4
Martin Luther King, Jr., Pastor & Martyr, 1968
5
5
[Harriet Starr Cannon], Monastic, 1896
Pandita Mary Ramabai
, Missionary, 1922
6
Daniel G. C. Wu, Priest and Missionary, 1956
7
Tikhon, Patriarch & Ecumenist, 1925
8
William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877, and Anne Ayres, Monastic, 1896
9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor and Theologian, 1945
10
10
William Law, Priest, 1761; also
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest & Scientist, 1955
11
George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop, 1878
12
 
13
 
14
14
[Zenaida, Philonella, and Hermione], Unmercenary Physicians, c. 100, c.117
Edward Thomas Demby, 1957, and Henry Beard Delany, 1928, Bishops
15
[Damien], Priest, 1889, and [Marianne Cope], Monastic, 1918, of Hawaii
16
16
[Peter Williams Cassey], Priest, 1917 and [Annie Besant Cassey], 1875
Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni), Witness to the Faith among the Mohawks, 1796
17
17
[Kateri Takakwitha], Lay Contemplative, 1680
Emily Cooper, Deaconess, 1909
18
[Juana Inés de la Cruz], Monastic and Theologian, 1695
19
Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
20
 
21
Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
22
22
[Hadewijch of Brabant], Poet & Mystic, 13th c.
John Muir, Naturalist and Writer, 1914, and Hudson Stuck, Priest and Environmentalist, 1920
23
23
[Toyohiko Kagawa], Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960
George, Martyr, 304
24
Genocide Remembrance
25
Saint Mark the Evangelist
26
Robert Hunt, Priest, 1607
27
27
[Zita of Tuscany], Worker of Charity, 1271
Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
28
 
29
Catherine of Siena, Mystic & Prophetic Witness, 1380
30
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, Prophetic Witness, 1879

  

May
  
1
Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
3
[Elisabeth Cruciger], Poet & Hymnographer, 1535
4
Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
5
[Martyrs of the Reformation Era]
6
 
7
 
8
Julian of Norwich, Mystic & Theologian, c. 1417
9
Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389
10
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760
11
[Johann Arndt & Jacob Boehme], Mystics, 1621 & 1624
12
 
13
[Frances Perkins], Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, 1965
14
 
15
15
[Pachomius of Tabenissi], Monastic, 348
Junia and Andronicus
16
Martyrs of Sudan & South Sudan
17
17
William Hobart Hare, Bishop, 1909
Thurgood Marshall, Public Servant, 1993
18
 
19
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20
Alcuin of York, Deacon & Abbot, 804
21
21
[Lydia of Thyatira], Coworker of the Apostle Paul
John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690
22
[Helena of Constantinople], Protector of the Holy Places, 330
23
Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543, and Johannes Kepler, 1543, Astronomers
24
Jackson Kemper, Bishop & Missionary,1870
25
Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Historian, 735
26
Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
27
Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616
28
28

[Mechtild of Magdeburg], Mystic, c.1282[
John Calvin, Theologian, 1564
29
 
30
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, 1431
 
31
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The First Book of Common Prayer, 1549, is appropriately observed on a weekday following the Day of Pentecost.

June
  
1
Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167
2
Martyrs of Lyon, 177
3
The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
4
[John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli)], Bishop & Church Reformer, 1963
5
Boniface, Bishop & Missionary, 754
6
Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
7
The Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, 1890
8
8
[Melania the Elder], Monastic, 410
Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947
9
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
10
Ephrem of Nisibis, Deacon & Poet, 373
11
Saint Barnabas the Apostle
12
Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902
13
 
14
14
Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
15
Evelyn Underhill, Mystic & Writer, 1941
16
Joseph Butler, 1752, and George Berkeley, 1753, Bishops and Theologians
17
[Marina the Monk], Monastic, 5th c.
18
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896
19
[Adelaide Tegue Case], Educator, 1948
20
 
21
 
22
Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
23
 
24
The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
25
James Weldon Johnson, Poet, 1938
26
[Isabel Florence Hapgood], Ecumenist, 1929
27
Cornelius Hill, Priest, 1907
28
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202
29
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
30
 

  

July
  
1
1
Pauli Murray, Priest, 1985
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Writer and Prophetic Witness, 1896
2
2
[Moses the Black], Monastic & Martyr, c.400
Walter Rauschenbusch, 1918, Washington Gladden, 1918, and Jacob Riis, 1914, Prophetic Witnesses
3
 
4
Independence Day
5
 
6
6
[Eva Lee Matthews], Monastic, 1928
Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415
7
 
8
[Priscilla & Aquila], Coworkers of the Apostle Paul
9
 
10
 
11
Benedict of Nursia, Monastic, c. 540
12
Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931
13
Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760
14
14
[Argula von Grumbach], Scholar & Church Reformer, c.1554
Samson Occum, Pastor & Missionary, 1792
15
 
16
"The Righteous Gentiles"
17
William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
18
Bartolomé de las Casas, Priest and Missionary, 1566
19
Macrina of Caesarea, Monastic and Teacher, 379
20
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman, Social Reformers
21
21
[Maria Skobtsoba], Monastic & Martyr, 1945
Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness, 1967
22
Saint Mary Magdalene
23
[John Cassian], Monastic & Theologian, 435
24
Thomas a Kempis, Priest & Mystic, 1471
25
Saint James the Apostle
26
26
The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Charles Raymond Barnes, Priest & Martyr, 1939
27
William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
28
[Johann Sebastian Bach], Composer, 1750, and George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell, 1695, Composers
29
29
Mary and Martha of Bethany
First Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Church, 1974
30
William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833, and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 1885, Prophetic Witness
 
31
Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Spiritual Writer, 1556

  

August
  
1
Joseph of Arimathaea
2
Samuel Ferguson, Bishop for West Africa, 1916
3
3
3
[Joanna, Mary & Salome], Myrrh-bearing women
George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Sociologist, 1963
4
 
5
Albrecht Dürer, 1528, Matthias Grünewald, 1529, and Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1553, Artists
6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7
7
John Mason Neale, Priest & Hymnographer, 1866
Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878
8
Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
9
[Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)], Philosopher, Monastic & Martyr, 1942
10
Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
11
Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
12
Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop & Theologian, 1667
14
Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Martyr, 1965
15
Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
16
 
17
17
Samuel Johnson, 1772, Timothy Cutler, 1765, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler, 1790, Priests
The Baptisms of Manteo, and Virginia Dare, 1587
18
18
William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
Artemisia Bowden, 1969
19
 
20
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
21
 
22
 
23
Martin de Porres, 1639, Rosa de Lima, 1617, and Toribio de Mogrovejo, 1606, Witnesses to the Faith in South America
24
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
25
Louis, King of France, 1270
26
 
27
Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, and Henry Winter Syle, Priests, 1890
28
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Theologian, 430
29
29
[Beheading of John the Baptist]
John Bunyan, Writer, 1688
30
30
[Margaret Ward, Margaret Clitherow & Anne Line], Martyrs, 1588, 1586 & 1601
Charles Grafton, Bishop and Ecumenist, 1912
 
31
Aidan, Bishop, 651

 

  

September
  
1
David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
2
The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
3
[Phoebe], Deacon
4
4
Paul Jones, Bishop, 1941
Albert Schweitzer, Theologian & Humanitarian, 1965
5
5
[Katharina Zell], Church Reformer & Writer, 1562
Gregorio Aglipay, Priest, 1940
6
[Hannah More], Religious Writer & Philanthropist, 1833
7
7
[Kassiani], Poet & Hymnographer, 865
Elie Naud, Catechist, 1722
8
8
8
[Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher, 1855
Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872
9
Constance and her Companions, Martyrs, 1878
10
Alexander Crummel, 1898
11
Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949
12
John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
13
Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258
14
Holy Cross Day
15
15
[Catherine of Genoa], Mystic and Nurse, 1510
James Chisholm, Priest, 1855
16
Ninian, Bishop, c. 430
17
Hildegard of Bingen, 1170
18
18
Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, 1882
Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat, 1961
19
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
20
John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
21
Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
22
Philander Chase, Bishop, 1852
23
[Thecla of Iconium], Proto-Martyr among Women, c.70
24
[Anna Ellison Butler Alexander], Deaconness, 1947
25
Sergius, Abbot, 1392
26
26
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop, 1626
Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942
27
27
[Euphrosyne/Smaragdus of Alexandria], Monastic, 5th c.
Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674
28
[Paula & Eustochium of Rome], Monastics & Scholars, 404
29
Saint Michael and All Angels
30
Jerome, Priest, and Scholar, 420

 

  

October
  
1
1
[Therese of Lisieux], Monastic, 1898
Remigius
, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
2
 
3
[John Raleigh Mott], Ecumenist & Missionary, 1955
4
Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226
5
 
6
William Tyndale & Miles Coverdale, Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568
7
7
[Birgitta of Sweden], Mystic and Prophetic Witness, 1373
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor, 1787
8
William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943
9
9
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop, 1253
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940
10
Vida Dutton Scudder, Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
11
Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
12
[Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915]
13
 
14
Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Bishop & Missionary, 1906
15
Teresa of Avila, Mystic & Monastic Reformer, 1582
16
Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, Bishops and Martyrs, 1555; Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556
17
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
18
Saint Luke the Evangelist
19
19
Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary, 1812
William Carey, Missionary, 1834
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
24
Hiram Hisanori Kano, Priest, 1986
25
[Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa]
26
Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899
27
 
28
Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
29
James Hannington, Bishop, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
30
30
[Maryam of Qidun], Monastic, 4th c.
John Wycliffe, Translator of the Bible, 1384
 
31
Paul Shinji Sasaki & Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishops, 1946 & 1954

 

  

November
  
1
All Saints
2
All Souls / All Faithful Departed
3
Richard Hooker, Priest & Theologian, 1600
4
 
5
 
6
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
7
Willibrord, Bishop & Missionary, 739
8
[Ammonius], Hermit, 4th c.
9
Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton & Margery Kempe, Mystics, 1349, 1396, & c.1440
10
Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11
Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
12
Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
13
 
14
The Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
15
15
[Herman of Alaska], Missionary, 1837
Francis Asbury, 1816, and George Whitefield, 1770, Evangelists
16
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17
Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop, 1200
18
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19
Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
20
Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
21
21
[Mechtilde of Hackeborn & Gertrude the Great], Mystics, 1298 & 1302
William Byrd, 1623, John Merbecke, 1585, and Thomas Tallis, 1585, Musicians
22
22
C. S. Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
Cecilia, Martyr at Rome c. 230
23
Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
24
[Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara of Nicomedia & Margaret of Antioch], Martyrs, c.305
25
James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935
26
Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
27
 
28
Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
29
 
30
Saint Andrew the Apostle

 

  

December
  
1
1
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
[Charles de Foucauld], Monastic and Martyr, 1916
2
Channing Moore Williams, Bishop & Missionary, 1910
3
[Francis Xavier], Missionary to the Far East, 1552
4
John of Damascus, Priest & Theologian, c. 760
5
Clement of Alexandria, Priest & Theologian, c. 210
6
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
8
Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691
9
 
10
10
Thomas Merton, Monastic and Writer, 1968
Karl Barth, Pastor and Theologian, 1968
11
 
12
[Francis de Sales, Bishop, & Jane de Chantal], Monastic, Workers of Charity, 1622 & 1641
13
[Lucy (Lucia)], Martyr at Syracuse, 304
14
[Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross)], Mystic, 1591
15
15
15
[Nino of Georgia], Missionary, c.332
John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893
Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913
16
Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects, and John LaFarge, Artist, 1910
17
17
[Dorothy Sayers], Apologist & Spiritual Writer, 1957
William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses
18
 
19
Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961
20
[Katharina von Bora], Church Reformer, 1552
21
Saint Thomas the Apostle
22
22
Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
Charlotte Diggs (Lottie) Moon, Missionary in China, 1912
23
 
24
 
25
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
26
Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
27
Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
28
The Holy Innocents
29
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury & Martyr, 1170
30
 
 
31
31
Frances Joseph-Gaudet, Educator and Social Reformer, 1934
Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Bishop, 1891

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