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Holy Women, Holy Men: A Trial-use Calendar for the Episcopal Church

January
1 The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2 Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, First Indian Anglican Bishop, Dornakal, 1945
3 William Passavant, Prophetic Witness, 1894
4 Elizabeth Seton, Founder of the American Sisters of Charity, 1821
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6 The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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8 Harriet Bedell, Deaconess and Missionary, 1969
9 Julia Chester Emery, Missionary, 1922
10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
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12 Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
13 Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367
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16 Richard Meux Benson, Religious, 1915, and Charles Gore, Bishop of Worcester, of Birmingham, and of Oxford, 1932
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
24 Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi, First Woman Priest in the Anglican Communion, 1944
25 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
26 Timothy, Titus, and Silas, Companions of Saint Paul
27 Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, Witnesses to the Faith
28 Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274
29 Andrei Rublev, Monk and Iconographer, 1430
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31 Juan Bosco (John Bosco), Priest, 1888 or Samuel Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963
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February
1 Brigid (Bride), 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
4 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
5 Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses
6 The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
7 Cornelius the Centurion
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11 Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby, Hymnwriter, 1915
12 Charles Freer Andrews, Priest and "Friend of the Poor" in India, 1940
13 Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14 Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
15 Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
16 Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, 1898
17 Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, and Martyr, 1977
18 Martin Luther, Theologian, 1546
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20 Frederick Douglass, Prophetic Witness, 1895
21 John Henry Newman, Bishop and Theologian, 1890
22 Eric Liddell, Missionary to China, 1945
23 Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24 Saint Matthias the Apostle
25 John Roberts, Priest, 1949
26 Emily Malbone Morgan, Prophetic Witness, 1937
27 George Herbert, Priest, 1633
28 Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, 1964, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1904, Educators
29 John Cassian, Abbot at Marseilles, 433
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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
4 Paul Cuffee, Witness to the Faith among the Shinnecock, 1812
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6 William W. Mayo, 1911, and Charles Menninger, 1953, and Their Sons, Pioneers in Medicine
7 Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202
8 Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, 1929
9 Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394
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12 Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604
13 James Theodore Holly, Bishop of Haiti, and of the Dominican Republic, 1911
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17 Patrick, Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, 461
18 Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386
19 Saint Joseph
20 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711
21 Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1556
22 James De Koven, Priest, 1879
23 Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
24 Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980, and the Martyrs of El Salvador
25 The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
26 Richard Allen, First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1831
27 Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929
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29 John Keble, Priest, 1866
30 Innocent of Alaska, Bishop, 1879
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
4 Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader and Martyr, 1968
5 Pandita Mary Ramabai, Prophetic Witness and Evangelist in India, 1922
6 Daniel G. C. Wu, Priest and Missionary among Chinese Americans, 1956
7 Tikhon, Patriarch of Russia, Confessor and Ecumenist, 1925
8 William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest, 1877 and Anne Ayers, Religious, 1896
9 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theologian and Martyr, 1945
10 William Law, Priest, 1761 or Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Scientist and Military Chaplain, 1955
11 George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand, and of Lichfield, 1878
12 Adoniram Judson, Missionary to Burma, 1850
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14 Edward Thomas Demby, 1957, and Henry Beard Delany, 1928, Bishops
15 Damien, Priest and Leper, 1889, and Marianne, Religious, 1918, of Molokai
16 Mary (Molly) Brant (Konwatsijayenni), Witness to the Faith among the Mohawks, 1796
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19 Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr, 1012
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21 Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1109
22 John Muir, Naturalist and Writer, 1914, and Hudson Stuck, Priest and Environmentalist, 1920
23 George, Soldier and Martyr, c. 304 or Toyohiko Kagawa, Prophetic Witness in Japan, 1960
24 Genocide Remembrance
25 Saint Mark the Evangelist
26 Robert Hunt, Priest and First Chaplain at Jamestown, 1607
27 Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
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29 Catherine of Siena, 1380
30 Sarah Josephine Buell Hale, Editor and Prophetic Witness, 1879
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May
1 Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
2 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373
3
4 Monnica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
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7 Harriet Starr Cannon, Religious, 1896
8 Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1417
9 Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389
10 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760
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13 Frances Perkins, Public Servant and Prophetic Witness, 1965
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16 The Martyrs of the Sudan
17 William Hobart Hare, Bishop of Niobrara, and of South Dakota, 1909
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19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
20 Alcuin, Deacon, and Abbot of Tours, 804
21 John Eliot, Missionary among the Algonquin, 1690
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23 Nicolaus Copernicus, 1543, and Johannes Kepler, 1543, Astronomers
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
27 Bertha and Ethelbert, Queen and King of Kent, 616
28 John Calvin, Theologian, 1564
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30 Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), Mystic and Soldier, 1431
31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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June
1 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167
2 Blandina and Her Companions, the Martyrs of Lyons, 177
3 The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886
4 John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli), Bishop of Rome, 1963
5 Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754
6 Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
7 The Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, 1890
8 Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947
9 Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597
10 Ephrem of Edessa, Syria, Deacon, 373
11 Saint Barnabas the Apostle
12 Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902
13 Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
14 Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379
15 Evelyn Underhill, 1941
16 George Berkeley, 1753, and Joseph Butler, 1752, Bishops and Theologians
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18 Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 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
25 James Weldon Johnson, Poet, 1938
26 Isabel Florence Hapgood, Ecumenist and Journalist, 1929
27 Cornelius Hill, Priest and Chief among the Oneida, 1907
28 Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c. 202
29 Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
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July
1 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Writer and Prophetic Witness, 1896
2 Walter Rauschenbusch, 1918, Washington Gladden, 1918, and Jacob Riis, 1914, Prophetic Witnesses
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4 Independence Day
5
6 Jan Hus, Prophetic Witness and Martyr, 1415
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11 Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540
12 Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931
13 Conrad Weiser, Witness to Peace and Reconciliation, 1760
14 Samson Occom, Witness to the Faith in New England, 1792
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16 The Righteous Gentiles
17 William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, 1836
18 Bartolome de las Casas, Friar and Missionary to the Indies, 1566
19 Macrina, Monastic and Teacher, 379 or Adelaide Teague Case, Teacher, 1948
20 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1902; Amelia Bloomer, 1894; Sojourner Truth, 1883; and Harriet Ross Tubman, 1913, Liberators and Prophets
21 Albert John Luthuli, Prophetic Witness in South Africa, 1967
22 Saint Mary Magdalene
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24 Thomas à Kempis, Priest, 1471
25 Saint James the Apostle
26 Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
27 William Reed Huntington, Priest, 1909
28 Johann Sebastian Bach, 1750, George Frederick Handel, 1759, and Henry Purcell, 1695, Composers
29 Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany
30 William Wilberforce, 1833, and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 1885, Prophetic Witnesses
31 Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Monastic, 1556
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August
1 Joseph of Arimathea
2 Samuel Ferguson, Missionary Bishop for West Africa, 1916
3 George Freeman Bragg, Jr., Priest, 1940 or William Edward Burghardt DuBois, Sociologist, 1963
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5 Albrecht Dürer, 1528, Matthias Grünewald, 1529, and Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1553, Artists
6 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7 John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866 or Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878
8 Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221
9 Herman of Alaska, Missionary to the Aleut, 1837
10 Laurence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258
11 Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253
12 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667
14 Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian and Martyr, 1965
15 Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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17 Samuel Johnson, 1772, Timothy Cutler, 1765, and Thomas Bradbury Chandler, 1790, Priests
18 William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918
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20 Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153
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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
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27 Thomas Gallaudet, 1902, with Henry Winter Syle, 1890
28 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and Theologian, 430 or Moses the Black, Desert Father and Martyr, c. 400
29 John Bunyan, Writer, 1688
30 Charles Chapman Grafton, Bishop of Fond du Lac, and Ecumenist, 1912
31 Aidan, 651, and Cuthbert, 687, Bishops of Lindisfarne
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September
1 David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931
2 The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942
3 Prudence Crandall, Teacher and Prophetic Witness, 1890
4 Paul Jones, 1941
5 Gregorio Aglipay, Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church, 1940
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7 Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith, 1722
8 Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872 or Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
9 Constance, Nun, and Her Companions, 1878
10 Alexander Crummell, 1898
11 Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949
12 John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, 1830
13 John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407
14 Holy Cross Day
15 Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258 or James Chisholm, Priest, 1855
16 Ninian, Bishop in Galloway, c. 430
17 Hildegard, 1179
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
22 Philander Chase, Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois, 1852
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25 Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392
26 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626 or Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942
27 Vincent de Paul, Religious, and Prophetic Witness, 1660 or Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674
28 Richard Rolle, 1349, Walter Hilton, 1396, and Margery Kempe, c. 1440, Mystics
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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3 George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958 or John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955
4 Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1126
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6 William Tyndale, 1536, and Miles Coverdale, 1568, Translators of the Bible
7 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Lutheran Pastor in North America, 1787
8 William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943
9 Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Medical Missionary, 1940
10 Vida Dutton Scudder, Educator and Witness for Peace, 1954
11 Philip, Deacon and Evangelist
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14 Samuel Isaac Joseph Scherechewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906
15 Teresa of Avila, Nun, 1582
16 Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops and Martyrs, 1555
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 or William Carey, Missionary to India, 1834
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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
30 John Wyclif, Priest and Prophetic Witness, 1384
31 Paul Shinji Sasaki, Bishop of Mid-Japan, and of Tokyo, 1946, and Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, China, 1954
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November
1 All Saints
2 Commemoration of All Faithful Departed
3 Richard Hooker, Priest, 1600
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6 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
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 Samuel Seabury, First American Bishop, 1796
15 Francis Asbury, 1816, and George Whitefield, 1770, Evangelists
16 Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093
17 Hugh, 1200, and Robert Grosseteste, 1253, Bishops of Lincoln
18 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19 Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231
20 Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870
21 William Byrd, 1623, John Merbecke, 1585, and Thomas Tallis, 1585, Musicians
22 Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c. 280 or Clive Staples Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100
24 Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591
25 James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935
26 Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
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28 Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885
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30 Saint Andrew the Apostle
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December
1 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637 or Charles de Foucauld, Hermit and Martyr in the Sahara, 1916
2 Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
3 Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East, 1552
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
8 Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691
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10 Thomas Merton, Contemplative and Writer, 1968 or Karl Barth, Pastor and Theologian, 1968
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13 Lucy (Lucia), Martyr at Syracuse, 304
14 Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), Mystic, 1591
15 John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada, 1893 or Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913
16 Ralph Adams Cram, 1942, and Richard Upjohn, 1878, Architects, and John LaFarge, Artist, 1910
17 William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses
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19 Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt, 1961
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21 Saint Thomas the Apostle
22 Charlotte Diggs (Lottie) Moon, Missionary in China, 1912 or Henry Budd, Priest, 1875
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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
29 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1170
30 Frances Joseph Gaudet, Educator and Prison Reformer, 1934
31 Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Bishop in the Niger Territories, 1891

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