THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light

CQOD Liturgical Calendar for 2017

January 1   
Feast of the Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
2   
Feast of Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Teachers, 379 & 389
Commemoration of Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Mystic, Staretz, 1833
3   
Commemoration of Gladys Aylward, Missionary in China, 1970
6   
EPIPHANY
8   
Commemoration of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming, martyrs, Ecuador, 1956
11   
Commemoration of Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915
12   
Feast of Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
Commemoration of Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689
13   
Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367
Commemoration of Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde & Cumbria, 603
14   
Commemoration of Richard Meux Benson, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist, 1915
17   
Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356
Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
18   
Commemoration of Amy Carmichael, Founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, 1951
19   
Commemoration of Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20   
Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349
21   
Feast of Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304
23   
Commemoration of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, spiritual writer, 1893
24   
Feast of François de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher, 1622
25   
Feast of the Conversion of Paul
26   
Feast of Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul
Commemoration of Dorothy Kerin, Founder of the Burrswood Healing Community, 1963
28   
Feast of Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
30   
Commemoration of Lesslie Newbigin, Bishop, Missionary, Teacher, 1998
31   
Commemoration of John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888
February 1   
Commemoration of Brigid, Abbess of Kildare, c.525
2   
THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE
3   
Feast of Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
4   
Commemoration of Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189
5   
Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597
10   
Commemoration of Scholastica, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543
14   
Feast of Cyril & Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 & 885
Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr at Rome, c.269
15   
Commemoration of Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of SPCK, 1730
17   
Feast of Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977
20   
Commemoration of Cecile Isherwood, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1906
23   
Feast of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155
27   
Feast of George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633
March 1   
Ash Wednesday
Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
2   
Feast of Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
4   
Commemoration of Felix, Bishop, Apostle to the East Angles, 647
7   
Feast of Perpetua, Felicity & their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
8   
Commemoration of Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929
17   
Feast of Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
19   
Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
20   
Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
24   
Feast of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
Commemoration of Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953
25   
Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary
26   
Feast of Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1883
29   
Commemoration of Jack Winslow, Missionary, Evangelist, 1974
31   
Commemoration of John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631
April 1   
Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872
6   
Commemoration of Albrecht Dürer, artist, 1528, and Michelangelo Buonarrotti, artist, spiritual writer, 1564
8   
Commemoration of William Augustus Muhlenberg of New York, Priest, 1877
9   
Palm Sunday
Feast of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher, Martyr, 1945
10   
Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955
11   
Commemoration of George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
13   
Maundy Thursday
14   
Good Friday
15   
Holy Saturday
16   
Easter
19   
Commemoration of Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012
21   
Feast of Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1109
23   
Feast of George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304
Commemoration of Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1988
24   
Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624
25   
Feast of Mark the Evangelist
27   
Feast of Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
28   
Commemoration of Peter Chanel, Religious, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841
29   
Feast of Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Teacher, 1380
30   
Commemoration of Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922
May 1   
Feast of Philip & James, Apostles
2   
Feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 373
4   
Feast of English Saints & Martyrs of the Reformation
8   
Feast of Juliana of Norwich, Mystic, Teacher, c.1417
Commemoration of Dallas Willard, Teacher, Spiritual Writer, 2013
12   
Commemoration of Aiden Wilson Tozer, Spiritual Writer, 1963
14   
Feast of Matthias the Apostle
15   
Commemoration of Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945
16   
Commemoration of Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
19   
Feast of Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
21   
Feast of Commemoration of Helena, Protector of the Faith, 330
23   
Commemoration of Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century
24   
Feast of John and Charles Wesley, Priests, Poets, Teachers, 1791 & 1788
25   
Ascension
Feast of the Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian, 735
Commemoration of Aldhelm, Abbot of Mamsbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709
26   
Feast of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
Commemoration of Arthur John Gossip, Spiritual Writer, 1954
27   
Commemoration of John Calvin, renewer of the Church, 1564
28   
Commemoration of Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089
30   
Feast of Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906
Commemoration of Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431
Commemoration of Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist, 1933
June 1   
Feast of Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
Commemoration of Angela de Merici, Founder of the Institute of St. Ursula, 1540
3   
Feast of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, Teacher, 1910
Commemoration of Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 & 1978
4   
Pentecost
5   
Feast of Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
6   
Commemoration of Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
8   
Feast of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath & Wells, Hymnographer, 1711
Commemoration of Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947
9   
Feast of Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
Commemoration of Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymnographer, Teacher, 373
11   
Trinity Sunday
Feast of Barnabas the Apostle
13   
Commemoration of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
14   
Commemoration of Richard Baxter, Priest, Hymnographer, Teacher, 1691
15   
Feast of Evelyn Underhill, Mystical Writer, 1941
16   
Feast of Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253
Commemoration of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Moral Philosopher, 1752
17   
Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936
19   
Commemoration of Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu, Evangelist, Teacher, 1929
22   
Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209
23   
Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
24   
Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist
28   
Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200
29   
Feast of Peter & Paul, Apostles
July 1   
Commemoration of John & Henry Venn, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1813, 1873
3   
Feast of Thomas the Apostle
6   
Feast of John Huss, Reformer, Martyr, 1415
Feast of Thomas More, Scholar & Martyr, &
John Fisher, Bishop & Martyr, 1535
11   
Feast of Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550
14   
Feast of John Keble, Priest, Poet, Tractarian, 1866
15   
Commemoration of Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c.862
Commemoration of Bonaventure, Franciscan Friar, Bishop, Peacemaker, 1274
16   
Commemoration of Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099
19   
Feast of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, & his sister Macrina, Teachers, c.394 & c.379
20   
Commemoration of Bartolomè de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566
22   
Feast of Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles
23   
Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373
24   
Commemoration of Thomas à Kempis, priest, spiritual writer, 1471
25   
Feast of James the Apostle
27   
Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901
Commemoration of John R. W. Stott, spiritual writer and teacher, 2011
28   
Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, musician, 1750
29   
Feast of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord
30   
Commemoration of William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833
31   
Commemoration of Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
August 4   
Feast of John Vianney, Curè d’Ars, 1859
5   
Feast of Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
7   
Commemoration of John Mason Neale, Priest, Poet, 1866
8   
Feast of Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
9   
Feast of Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
10   
Feast of Lawrence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
11   
Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890
13   
Feast of Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down & Connor, Priest, Teacher, 1667
Commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910
Commemoration of Octavia Hill, Worker for the Poor, 1912
14   
Commemoration of Maximilian Kolbe, Franciscan Friar, Priest, Martyr, 1941
20   
Feast of Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher, 1153
Commemoration of William & Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 & 1890
23   
Commemoration of Rose of Lima, Contemplative, 1617
24   
Feast of Bartholomew the Apostle
27   
Feast of Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
28   
Feast of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430
31   
Feast of Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651
Commemoration of Cuthburga, Founding Abbess of Wimborne, c.725
Commemoration of John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688
September 1   
Commemoration of Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710
2   
Commemoration of Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1942
3   
Feast of Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher, 604
4   
Commemoration of Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
6   
Commemoration of Allen Gardiner, founder of the South American Missionary Society, 1851
Commemoration of Albert Schweitzer, Teacher, Physician, Missionary, 1965
7   
Commemoration of Douglas Downes, Founder of the Society of Saint Francis, 1957
8   
Commemoration of Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
13   
Feast of John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher, 407
14   
Feast of the Holy Cross
16   
Feast of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258
Commemoration of Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c. 430
Commemoration of Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, tractarian, 1882
17   
Feast of St. Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, 1179
18   
Commemoration of George MacDonald, Spiritual Writer, 1905
19   
Commemoration of Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
20   
Feast of John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, & his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
21   
Feast of Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
25   
Feast of Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626
Commemoration of Sergius of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher, 1392
26   
Commemoration of Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942
27   
Feast of Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660
29   
Feast of Michael & All Angels
October 1   
Commemoration of Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
Commemoration of Thérèse of Lisieux, Carmelite Nun, Spiritual Writer, 1897
3   
Commemoration of William Morris, Artist, Writer, 1896
Commemoration of George Kennedy Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958
4   
Feast of Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
6   
Feast of William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Martyr, 1536
9   
Commemoration of Denys, Bishop of Paris, & his Companions, Martyrs, 258
Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253
10   
Feast of Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
11   
Commemoration of Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
12   
Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709
Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
13   
Feast of Edward the Confessor, 1066
15   
Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582
17   
Feast of Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107
18   
Feast of Luke the Evangelist
19   
Feast of Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India & Persia, 1812
25   
Commemoration of Crispin & Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.285
26   
Feast of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
Commemoration of Cedd, Founding Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
28   
Feast of Simon & Jude, Apostles
29   
Commemoration of James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda, 1885
30   
Commemoration of Martin Luther, Teacher, Reformer, 1546
November 1   
Feast of All Saints
2   
Feast of All Souls
3   
Feast of Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher, 1600
Commemoration of Martin of Porres, Dominican Friar, 1639
6   
Feast of William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1944
7   
Feast of Willibrord of York, Archbishop of Utrecht, Apostle of Frisia, 739
8   
Feast of Saints & Martyrs of England
9   
Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433
10   
Feast of Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461
11   
Feast of Martin, Monk, Bishop of Tours, 397
13   
Feast of Charles Simeon, Pastor, Teacher, 1836
14   
Commemoration of Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
16   
Feast of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
Commemoration of Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
17   
Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
19   
Feast of Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
Commemoration of Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, Philanthropist, 1231
Commemoration of Mechtild, Bèguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, Prophet, 1280
20   
Feast of Edmund of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
Commemoration of Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
22   
Commemoration of Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
Commemoration of Clive Staples Lewis, Spiritual Writer, 1963
23   
Commemoration of Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100
Thanksgiving (U.S.)
25   
Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
26   
Commemoration of Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748
30   
Feast of Andrew the Apostle
December 1   
Commemoration of Charles de Foucauld, Hermit, Servant of the Poor, 1916
3   
Advent I
Commemoration of Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552
4   
Commemoration of Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
6   
Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
7   
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
10   
Advent II
Commemoration of Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968
13   
Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304
Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784
14   
Feast of John of the Cross, Mystic, Poet, Teacher, 1591
17   
Advent III
Commemoration of Eglantine Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928
24   
Advent IV
Christmas Eve
25   
CHRISTMAS DAY
26   
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
27   
Feast of John, Apostle & Evangelist
28   
Feast of the Holy Innocents
29   
Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170
31   
Commemoration of John Wycliffe, Reformer, 1384

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