Fri. 6/2 All day Commemoration: Blandina and Her Companions Blandina and Her Companions, Martyrs at Lyons, d. 177 [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Christian missionary centers in Lyons and Vienne (in Gaul) drew many of the early Christians from Greece and Asia. There, persecutions of Christians began in 177 A.... more
Sat. 6/3 All day Commemoration: Martyrs of Uganda The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886, 1977 [IMAGE] [IMAGE] St. Kizito was the youngest Martyr (PHOTO/Courtesy) [IMAGE] St. Charles Lwanga was the leader of the martyrs (PHOTO/File) Mutesa I of Buganda - the "Father of Uganda's Formal Educ... more
Sun. 6/4 12:15 PM > Holy Eucharist Service
Mon. 6/5 All day Commemoration: St. Boniface Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to the Germans, and Martyr, d. 754 [IMAGE] Winfred (nicknamed Boniface, meaning"good deeds") was born around 680 a.d., near Crediton in Devonshire, England. He served as the director of ... more
Thu. 6/8 All day Commemoration: Thomas Ken Thomas Ken, Bishop, Non-Juror, Hymnologist, and Author of the Doxology, d. 1711 [IMAGE] One signature of Anglicanism is our Doxology (from the Greek words "doxa" and "logia" meaning "glory saying"). The Doxology is a short hymn sung ... more
Fri. 6/9 All day Commemoration: 1549 Book of Common Prayer The First Book of Common Prayer 1549 [IMAGE] Image Source: wikipedia The official language of public worship in England was changed from Latin to English during the reign of King Edward VI (successor to Henry VIII). Now commemorated "... more
All day Commemoration: Saint Columba Saint Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary to the Scots, and Wonderworker d. 597 [IMAGE] Perhaps the greatest of all the Celtic saints is Saint Columba, whose name means "dove." Adamnán of Iona wrote that “He (Columba) ha... more
Sat. 6/10 All day Commemoration: Ephrem of Edessa Saint Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon and Teacher of the Faith, d. 373 [IMAGE] Mosaic in Nea Moni of Chios (11th century) Teacher, poet, and orator, Ephrem was a defender of the faith in the early Christian church. in 325 a.d., Ephrem tra... more
Sun. 6/11 All day Commemoration: Barnabas the Apostle Barnabas the Apostle [IMAGE] The Acts of the Apostles says, "Joseph, a Levite, born in Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (son of encouragement), sold a field he owned, brought the money, and turned it over to the apostles," (Act... more
12:15 PM > Holy Eucharist Service
Wed. 6/14 All day Commemoration: Basil the Great Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea and Teacher of the Faith, d. 379 [IMAGE] Icon of St. Basil the Great from the St. Sophia Cathedral of Kiev Saint Basil was "born in Caesarea of Cappadocia, a province in what is now central Turke... more
Thu. 6/15 All day Commemoration: Evelyn Underhill Evelyn Underhil, Poet and Author [IMAGE] "To go up alone into the mountains And come back as an ambassador to the world, has ever been the method of humanity's best friends. The windows of Christ's Mysteries split the [Light] up into Man... more
Sun. 6/18 All day Commemoration: African Martyr Bernard Mizeki Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, d. 1896 [IMAGE] From the Society of Archbishop Justus: Bernard Mizeki was born in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) in about 1861. When he was twelve or a little older, he left his home an... more
12:15 PM > Holy Eucharist Service
Mon. 6/19 All day Commemoration: Sundar Singh Sundar Singh, Evangelist in India and Teacher of the Faith, d. 1929 [IMAGE] From Our Daily Bread: Sundar was born into a Sikh family in Punjab where he grew up questioning Christianity & Hinduism. Sikhism is a sect within Hindui... more
Thu. 6/22 All day Commemoration: St. Alban Saint Alban, First Martyr of Britain, d. 209 / 304 a.d. [IMAGE] While Christianity was practiced in the British isles by (approx) 60 a.d., Saint Alban is the first recorded Christian martyr in Britain. Originally thought to have died... more
Sat. 6/24 All day The Nativity of John the Baptist The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist [IMAGE] Zechariah (a priest) and his wife Elizabeth were an aged, devout, childless couple. One day, when Zechariah was serving in the temple, he was visited by the Angel Gabrielle who told Zechari... more
Sun. 6/25 12:15 PM > Holy Eucharist Service
Tue. 6/27 All day Commemoration: Cyril of Alexandria Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Teacher of the Faith, d. 444 [IMAGE] Cyril was the Archbishop of Alexandria in Egypt. An oft ill-tempered man, Cyril began his career as archbishop "with impulsive, often violent, actions. He pillaged... more
Wed. 6/28 All day Commemoration: St. Irenaeus of Lyons Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons and Teacher of the Faith, d. 202 [IMAGE] Irenaeus was likely born in a province of Asia Minor, where he heard the preaching of St. Polycarp, who had been taught by the Apostle John. Many Asian mis... more
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