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The Liturgical Calendar

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The Book of Common Prayer, 1979: The Calendar printed in the Authorized Prayer Book

January
1 The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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6 The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
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13 Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
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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, Martyr at Rome, 304
22 Vincent, Deacon of Saragossa, and Martyr, 304
23 Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
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25 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26 Timothy and Titus, Companions of Saint Paul
27 John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407
28 Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274
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February
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2 The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
3 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
4 Cornelius the Centurion
5 The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
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13 Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14 Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
15 Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
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23 Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24 Saint Matthias the Apostle
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27 George Herbert, Priest, 1633
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March
1 David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544
2 Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672
3 John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
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7 Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202
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9 Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
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12 Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604
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17 Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
18 Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
19 Saint Joseph
20 Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687
21 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
22 James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23 Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
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25 The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
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27 Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929
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29 John Keble, Priest, 1866
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31 John Donne, Priest, 1631
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April
1 Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872
2 James Lloyd Breck, Priest, 1876
3 Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
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8 William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877
9 William Law, Priest, 1761
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11 George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, and of Lichfield, 1878
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19 Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
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21 Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
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25 Saint Mark the Evangelist
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29 Catherine of Siena, 1380
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May
1 Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
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4 Monnica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
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8 Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1417
9 Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389
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19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20 Alcuin, Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, 804
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24 Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop in the United States, 1870
25 Bede, the Venerable, Priest, and Monk of Jarrow, 735
26 Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
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31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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June
1 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167
2 The Martyrs of Lyons, 177
3 The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
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5 Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754
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9 Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
10 Ephrem of Edessa, Syria, Deacon, 373
11 Saint Barnabas the Apostle
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14 Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
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16 Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, 1752
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18 Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, 1896
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22 Alban, First Martyr of Britain, c. 304
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24 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
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28 Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202
29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
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July
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4 Independence Day
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11 Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540
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17 William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
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22 Saint Mary Magdalene
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24 Thomas à Kempis, Priest, 1471
25 Saint James the Apostle
26 The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
27 William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
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29 Mary and Martha of Bethany
30 William Wilberforce, 1833
31 Joseph of Arimathea
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August
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6 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7 John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866
8 Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
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10 Laurence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
11 Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
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13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667
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15 Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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18 William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
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20 Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
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24 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
25 Louis, King of France, 1270
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28 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and Theologian, 430
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31 Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651
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September
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2 The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
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12 John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
13 Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258
14 Holy Cross Day
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16 Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
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18 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, 1882
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
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25 Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
26 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626
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29 Saint Michael and All Angels
30 Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420
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October
1 Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
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4 Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1126
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6 William Tyndale, 1536, Translator of the Bible
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9 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1253
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15 Samuel Isaac Joseph Scherechewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906
16 Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, 1555, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556
17 Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, and Martyr, c. 115
18 Saint Luke the Evangelist
19 Henry Martyn, Priest, and Missionary to India and Persia, 1812
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23 Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, c. 62
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26 Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899
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28 Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
29 James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885
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November
1 All Saints
2 Commemoration of All Faithful Departed
3 Richard Hooker, Priest, 1600
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7 Willibrord, Archbishop of Utrecht, Missionary to Frisia, 739
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10 Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11 Martin, Bishop of Tours, 397
12 Charles Simeon, Priest, 1836
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14 Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1784
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16 Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17 Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
18 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19 Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
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23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
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30 Saint Andrew the Apostle
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December
1 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
2 Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
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4 John of Damascus, Priest, c. 760
5 Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210
6 Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
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21 Saint Thomas the Apostle
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25 The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
26 Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
27 Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
28 The Holy Innocents
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