Calendar of saints (Anglican Church of Canada)

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Prior to the revision of the Anglican Church of Canada's (ACC) Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in 1962, the national church followed the liturgical calendar of the 1918 Canadian Book of Common Prayer. Throughout most of the twentieth century, the situation in Canada resembled that which pertained in much of the Anglican Communion: There was uncertainty as to whether post-Reformation figures (with the exception of the martyred Charles I) could or should be commemorated. In the words of the calendar's introduction, "New names have been added from the ancient calendars, and also from the history of the Anglican Communion, without thereby enrolling or commending such persons as saints of the Church." The 1962 revision added twenty-six post-Reformation individuals, as well as commemorations of the first General Synod and of "The Founders, Benefactors, and Missionaries of the Church in Canada." Of the calendar days, twenty-eight were highlighted as "red-letter days" that is, days of required observation.


With the publication of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) in 1985, a revised and expanded calendar was introduced. This was supplemented, in 1994, with the publication of For All The Saints; a book of propers, short biographies and descriptions of the commemorations, and readings by or about the individuals or events commemorated (there were also some very minor changes to the 1985 calendar). As the BAS has largely supplanted the BCP for most Canadian Anglicans, so too has its calendar. Nonetheless, the BCP calendar is still in use and individuals and parishes can legitimately choose to observe it.

The chief difference between the 1962 and 1985 calendars is the elimination of observations for several European figures, in order to include individuals of interest to the Canadian Church, and to the worldwide Anglican Communion. Similar to the Calendar of saints of the Church of England, the Patriarchs of Old are omitted in both the Book of Common Prayer and the newer Book of Alternative Services, for the Anglican Church of Canada.

In the ACC, the calendar is officially referred to as the Canadian Calendar of Holy Persons.

Shrine of Saint Alban, first British martyr, commemorated on June 22 Shrine-of-st-alban.jpg
Shrine of Saint Alban, first British martyr, commemorated on June 22

Book of Alternative Services Calendar

Days of observance

The revised calendar follows the Anglican custom of delineating between days of required observance ("red-letter days") and days of optional observance ("black letter days"). The way the calendar breaks these down is as follows:

Principal Feasts

Feasts of Our Lord

Other Major Feasts


Days of Optional Observance ("black-letter days")

In addition, some parishes observe other days commemorated elsewhere in the Christian tradition, such as Corpus Christi, Lammas-day, etc. Some individual parishes have their own calendars, which include the names of individuals significant to the parish or its identity, with which they supplement the national calendar.

The calendar

The following is the calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada according to the Book of Alternative Services. On those days in which there are two commemorations, a pattern of alternating the observance by year is recommended.


Charles, King and Martyr, the only saint canonized by the Anglican Church, commemorated January 30 Charles I by Daniel Mytens.jpg
Charles, King and Martyr, the only saint canonized by the Anglican Church, commemorated January 30
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1The Naming of Jesus (known in BCP as "The Circumcision of our Lord")n/aHoly day
2 St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishops, Teachers of the Faith379, 389Memorial
6The Epiphany of the Lordn/aPrincipal feast
10 William Laud, Abp of Canterbury 1645Commemoration
11 (or Dec 28)The Holy Innocentsn/aHoly day
12 Marguerite Bourgeoys, Educator†1700Commemoration
12 John Horden, Bishop, Missionary1893Commemoration
13 St. Hilary of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith367Memorial
15 Richard Meux Benson, Religious1915Commemoration
17 St. Antony of Egypt, Abbot356Memorial
18The Confession of St. Peter the Apostlen/aHoly day
21 St. Agnes of Rome, Martyr304Commemoration
22 Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon304Commemoration
24 Francis de Sales, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith†1622Commemoration
25The Conversion of St. Paul n/aHoly day
26 St. Timothy and St. Titus, Missionariesn/aMemorial
27 St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith407Memorial
28 St. Thomas Aquinas, Teacher of the Faith1274Memorial
30 Charles Stuart, King of England and Scotland, Martyr1649Commemoration


St. Thomas Aquinas, commemorated January 28 St-thomas-aquinas.jpg
St. Thomas Aquinas, commemorated January 28
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
2 The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)n/aHD
3 St. Anskar, Missionary865Com
5 Martyrs of Japan 1597Mem
9 Hannah Grier Coome, Religious1921Com
14 Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries869, 885Mem
15 Thomas Bray, Priest, Missionary1730Mem
23 St. Polycarp of Smyrna, Bishop, Martyr156Mem
24 Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishop1954Com
24 Paul Shinji Sasaki, Bishop1946Com
26 Florence Li Tim Oi, Priest21992Mem
27 George Herbert, Priest, Poet1633Com


John Keble, commemorated March 29 John Keble from the magazine "Leisure Hour".jpg
John Keble, commemorated March 29
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1 St. David of Wales, Abbot Bishopc. 544Mem
2 St. Chad of Mercia, Bishop, Missionary672Com
3 John and Charles Wesley, Priests, Evangelists1791, 1788Com
7 St. Perpetua of Carthage and Her Companions, Martyrs202Mem
8 Edward King, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith1910Com
9 St. Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith395Mem
10 Robert Machray, Archbishop1904Com
17 St. Patrick, Missionary, Bishop461Mem
18 St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith386Com
19 St. Joseph n/aHD
20 St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Bishop, Missionary687Com
21 Thomas Cranmer, Abp of Canterbury, Martyr1556Com
22 Thomas Ken, Bishop1711Com
23 Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop332Com
25The Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Maryn/aHD
27 Charles Henry Brent, Bishop1929Com
29 John Keble, Priest1866Com
31 John Donne, Priest, Poet1631Com


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St George, commemorated April 23
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1 Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest1872Com
2 Henry Budd, Priest1875Com
3 St. Richard of Chichester, Bishop1253Com
4 Reginald Heber, Bishop1826Com
5 Emily Ayckbowm, Religious21900Mem
9 William Law, Priest1761Com
11 George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop, Missionary1878Com
16 Mollie Brant, Matron1796Com
21 St. Anselm of Canterbury, Abp of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith1109Mem
23 St. George 4th CenturyCom
24Martyrs of the Twentieth Centuryn/aMem
25 St. Mark the Evangelist n/aHD
29 St. Catherine of Siena, Religious1380Mem
30 Marie of the Incarnation, Religious, Educator1672Com


The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated May 31 on the new calendar DARET Jacques Visitation.jpg
The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated May 31 on the new calendar
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1 Philip and James, Apostlesn/aHD
6 (or Dec 27) John the Evangelist n/aHD
8 Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Teacherc. 1417Com
12 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer1910Com
14 St. Matthias the Apostle n/aHD
19 St. Dunstan of Canterbury, Abp of Canterbury988Com
25 Bede, Priest, Religious, Scholar, Teacher of the Faith735Com
26 St. Augustine of Canterbury, Abp of Canterbury605Mem
27 John Charles Roper, Bishop1940Com
30 Roberta Elizabeth Tilton, Founder of the Anglican Church Women 1925Com
31 Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabethn/aHD


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Florence Nightingale, commemorated May 12
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1 St. Justin, Martyr, Teacher of the Faithc. 167Mem
2 Martyrs of Lyon 177Com
3 Martyrs of Uganda and Janani Luwum, Archbishop, Martyr1886, 1977Mem
4 St. John XXIII, Bishop, Reformer1963Com
5 St. Boniface, Archbishop, Martyr754Mem
6 William Grant Broughton, Bishop1853Com
9 St. Columba, Abbot, Missionary597Mem
11 St. Barnabas the Apostle n/aHD
16 Joseph Butler, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith1752Com
18 Bernard Mizeki, Catechist, Martyr1896Mem
22 St. Alban, Martyrc. 209Mem
24 Nativity of St. John the Baptist n/aHD
28 St. Irenaeus, Bishop, Teacher of the Faithc. 202Mem
29 St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostlesn/aHD


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Mary Magdalene, commemorated July 22
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
3 St. Thomas the Apostle n/aHD
6 Thomas More 1535Com
11 St. Benedict of Nursia, Abbot547Mem
13 St. Henry of Finland, Bishop, Missionary1156Com
22 St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostlesn/aHD
25 James the Apostle n/aHD
26 St. Anne, Mother of the BVMn/aCom
29 William Wilberforce, Social Reformer1833Com


St. Mary the Virgin, August 15, the traditional date of her Dormition and one of six Marian feasts in the calendar Baroque Rubens Assumption-of-Virgin-3.jpg
St. Mary the Virgin, August 15, the traditional date of her Dormition and one of six Marian feasts in the calendar
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
3 (or Dec 26) St. Stephen, Deacon, Martyrn/aHD
6 The Transfiguration of the Lord n/aHD
7 John Mason Neale, Priest1866Com
8 St. Dominic, Priest, Friar1221Mem
10 St. Laurence, Deacon, Martyr258Mem
11 St. Clare of Assisi, Abbess1253Mem
12The Consecration of Charles Inglis (1787)n/aCom
13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop, Spiritual Teacher1667Mem
14 Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maximilian Kolbe, Martyrs1945, 1941Com
15 St. Mary the Virgin n/aHD
16Holy Women of the Old Testament n/aMem
17 John Stuart, Priest, Missionary1811Com
20 St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot1153Mem
24 St. Bartholemew the Apostle n/aHD
27 St. Monnica, Matron387Com
28 St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith430Mem
29The Beheading of John the Baptist n/aHD
30 Robert McDonald, Priest, Missionary1913Com
31 St. Aidan, Bishop, Missionary651Com


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St. Michael the Archangel, commemorated on September 29
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
2Martyrs of New Guinea 1942Mem
3 St. Gregory the Great, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith604Mem
4First Anglican Eucharist in Canada (1578)n/aCom
8The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary n/aMem
10 Edmund James Peck, Priest, Missionary1924Mem
13 St. Cyprian of Carthage, Bishop, Martyr258Mem
14 Holy Cross Day n/aHD
16 St. Ninian, Bishopc. 430Mem
18Founders, Benefactors, and Missionaries
of the Anglican Church of Canada
19 Theodore of Tarsus, Abp of Canterbury690Com
20 John Coleridge Patteson (Bishop)
and His Companions, Martyrs
21 St. Matthew the Evangelist n/aHD
25 St. Sergius of Zagorsk, Abbot, Spiritual Teacher1392Com
26 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop1626Com
29 St. Michael and All Angels n/aHD
30 St Jerome, Teacher of the Faith420Mem


James Hannington, commemorated October 29 James Hannington1.jpg
James Hannington, commemorated October 29
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
4 St. Francis of Assisi, Friar, Spiritual Teacher1226Mem
10 St. Paulinus of York, Bishop, Missionary644Com
13 St. Edward the Confessor, King1066Com
15 St. Teresa of Avila, Religious, Spiritual Teacher, Reformer1582Com
15 St. John of the Cross, Priest, Spiritual Teacher1591Com
17 St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyrc. 115Mem
18 St. Luke the Evangelist n/aHD
19 Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues
and Their Companions, Missionaries and Martyrs
23 James of Jerusalem c. 62Mem
26 Alfred the Great, King899Com
28 St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostlesn/aHD
29 James Hannington (Bishop) and His Companions, Martyrs1885Com
30 John Wyclyf, Priest, Reformer1384Com
30 Jan Hus, Priest, Reformer1415Com
31Saints of the Reformation Eran/aCom


Richard Hooker, commemorated November 3 Hooker-Statue.jpeg
Richard Hooker, commemorated November 3
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
1 All Saints Day n/aPF
2 All Souls Day n/aMem
3 Richard Hooker, Priest, Teacher of the Faith1600Com
4Saints of the Old Testament n/aMem
7 St. Willibrord, Religious, Archbishop739Com
10 Leo the Great, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith461Mem
11 St. Martin of Tours, Abbot, Bishop397Mem
12 Charles Simeon, Priest1836Com
14The Consecration of Samuel Seabury (1784)n/aCom
16 St. Margaret of Scotland, Queen, Reformer1093Com
17 St. Hugh of Lincoln, Bishop1200Com
18 St. Hilda of Whitby, Abbess680Com
19 St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Reformer1231Com
20 St. Edmund the Martyr, King, Martyr870Com
23 St. Clement of Rome, Bishopc. 100Com
30 St. Andrew the Apostle n/aHD


Nicholas Ferrar, commemorated December 4 Nicholas Ferrar.jpeg
Nicholas Ferrar, commemorated December 4
DayCommemorationYear of deathType1
3 Francis Xavier, Missionary1552Com
4 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon
and the Community of Little Gidding
5 St. Clement of Alexandria, Priest, Teacher of the Faithc. 210Com
6 St. Nicholas of Myra, Bishopc. 342Com
7 St. Ambrose of Milan, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith397Mem
8The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Maryn/aMem
9Prophets of the Old Testamentn/aMem
14 Simon Gibbons, Priest, Missionary1896Com
25 The Nativity of our Lord n/aPF
29 St. Thomas Becket, Abp of Canterbury, Martyr1170Com
31 John West, Priest, Missionary1845Com

1PF: Principal Feast; HD: Holy Day; Mem: Memorial; Com: Commemoration
2Added to the calendar by resolution of the Council of General Synod, May, 2005.

Book of Common Prayer Calendar

The calendar

The calendar of the Prayer Book stipulates: "When two lesser commemorations fall on the same day and it is desired to remember both, it is recommended that one of them be transferred to the nearest day before or after for which no special provision has been made."


  • 1 The Octave Day of Christmas and Circumcision of our Lord, being New Year's Day.
  • 6 The Epiphany of our Lord with commemoration of his Baptism in the Octave.
  • 10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr 1645.
  • 12 Benedict Biscop, Abbot and Scholar, 689.
  • 13 The Octave Day of the Epiphany.
  • 19 Henry, Missionary, Bishop in Finland, 1150.
  • 21 (Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Rome, c. 304.)
  • 22 Vincent, Deacon and Martyr, Spain, c. 304.
  • 24 St Timothy and St Titus, Apostolic men.
  • 25 The Conversion of St Paul.
  • 26 Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Apostolic man, Martyr 155 or 156.
  • 27 John Chrysostom, Doctor, Bishop of Constantinople, 407.
  • 30 Charles Stuart, King, beheaded 1649.


  • 2 The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 3 Anskar, Missionary, first Bishop in Sweden, 864.
  • 11 Cædmon, first recorded Christian Poet in England, c. 680.
  • 14 (Valentine, Bishop and Martyr.)
  • 23 Lindel Tsen, Bishop in China, consecrated 1929; and Paul Sasaki, Bishop in Japan, consecrated 1935.
  • 24 St Matthias the Apostle.
  • 27 George Herbert, Pastor and Poet, 1633.


  • 1 St David of Wales, Archbishop of Menevia, c. 544.
  • 2 Chad, Missionary and first Bishop of Lichfield, 672.
    • John Wesley, Preacher, 1791; Charles Wesley, Poet, 1788.
  • 6 Perpetua and her companions, Martyrs, Africa, 203.
  • 7 Thomas Aquinas, Doctor and Poet, 1274.
  • 12 Gregory the Great, Doctor, Bishop of Rome, 604.
  • 17 St Patrick of Ireland, Missionary and Bishop, 461.
  • 19 St Joseph of Nazareth, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Poet, 1711.
  • 20 Cuthbert, Missionary, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687.
  • 21 Benedict, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Italy, c. 540.
    • Thomas Cranmer, Translator and Reviser of the Liturgy, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr 1556.
  • 25 The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 29 John Keble of Oxford, Scholar and Poet, 1866.



  • 1 St Philip and St James, Apostles.
  • St James the Brother of the Lord, Martyr 62.
  • 2 Athanasius, Doctor, Bishop of Alexandria, 373.
  • 4 Monnica, the mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387.
  • 9 Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor, Bishop of Constantinople, 389.
  • 11 Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 885.
  • 12 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, 1910.
  • 19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988.
  • 20 The Council of Nicaea, 325.
  • 25 Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, Scholar and Poet, 709.
  • 26 Augustine, Missionary, first Archbishop of Canterbury 597-605.
  • 27 Bede, Presbyter, Doctor and Historian, 735.
  • 30 Joan of Arc, 1431.


Olav II, July 29 (BCP) Olof Overselo.jpg
Olav II, July 29 (BCP)
  • 1 Justin Martyr, Doctor, c. 165.
  • 5 Boniface, Missionary, Bishop of Mainz, Germany, Martyr 754.
  • 9 Columba, Abbot of Iona: Ireland and Scotland, 597.
  • 11 St Barnabas the Apostle.
  • 14 Basil the Great, Doctor, Bishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia, 379.
  • 22 Alban, first recorded Martyr in Britain, c. 304.
  • 24 The Nativity of St John the Baptist.
  • 28 Irenaeus, Doctor, Bishop of Lyon, France, c. 200.
  • 29 St Peter and St Paul the Apostles, Martyrs c. 64.


  • 1 The Octave Day of St John the Baptist.
  • 2 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth.
  • 6 The Octave Day of St Peter and St Paul.
    • Thomas More, Chancellor of England, Martyr 1535.
  • 9 Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1228.
  • 15 Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c. 862.
  • 20 (Margaret, Virgin and Martyr, Antioch of Pisidia.)
  • 22 St Mary Magdalene.
  • 25 St James the Apostle, Martyr 44.
  • 26 (St Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.)
  • 29 Olaf, King of Norway, Martyr 1030.
    • William Wilberforce, Emancipator of the Slaves, 1833.


  • 1 Lammas Day.
  • 5 Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr 641.
  • 6 The Transfiguration of our Lord.
  • 7 The Name of Jesus.
  • 10 Laurence, Archdeacon of Rome, Martyr 258.
  • 12 Charles Inglis, first Anglican Bishop in Canada, consecrated 1787.
  • 13 Hippolytus, Doctor, Bishop in Rome, Martyr 235.
    • Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Ireland, 1667.
  • 15 The Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 20 Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, France, Doctor and Poet, 1153.
  • 24 St Bartholomew the Apostle.
  • 28 Augustine, Doctor, Bishop of Hippo, Africa, 430.
    • Robert McDonald, Missionary in the Western Arctic, 1913.
  • 29 The Beheading of St John the Baptist.
  • 31 Aidan, Missionary, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 651.


  • 1 Giles, Abbot, southern France, c. 720.
  • 3 Robert Wolfall, Presbyter. First recorded Anglican Communion Service in Canada, Frobisher Bay, 1578.
  • 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 10 Edmund James Peck, Missionary to the Eskimo, 1924.
  • 13 Cyprian, Doctor, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr 258.
  • 14 Holy Cross Day.
  • 16 Ninian, Missionary, first Bishop in Galloway, Scotland, c. 430.
  • 19 Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690.
  • 20 John Coleridge Patteson, Missionary, first Bishop of Melanesia, Martyr 1871.
  • 21 St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.
  • 25 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Translator of the Scriptures, 1626.
  • 29 St Michael and All Angels.
  • 30 Jerome, Doctor, Presbyter in Rome and Bethlehem, Translator of the Scriptures, 420.


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Cedd October 26 (BCP)


  • 1 All Saints.
  • 2 All Souls: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.
    • Richard Hooker, Doctor of the Church of England, 1600.
  • 7 Willibrord, Missionary, Bishop of Utrecht, the Netherlands, 739.
  • 8 The Octave Day of All Saints:
    • The Founders, Benefactors, and Missionaries of the Church in Canada.
  • 11 Martin, Bishop of Tours, France, c. 397.
  • 13 Charles Simeon of Cambridge, Pastor, 1836.
  • 16 Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200.
    • Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093.
  • 17 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680.
  • 20 Edmund, King of East Anglia, Martyr 870.
  • 22 (Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, Rome.)
  • 23 Clement, Apostolic man, Bishop of Rome, c. 100.
  • 25 (Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, Alexandria.)
  • 30 St Andrew the Apostle.


  • 4 Clement of Alexandria, Doctor, c. 210.
  • 6 (Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342.)
  • 8 The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 16 O Sapientia.
  • 17 Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr in Rome c. 115.
  • 21 St Thomas the Apostle.
  • 25 The Nativity of our Lord: Christmas Day.
  • 26 St Stephen the Martyr.
  • 27 St John the Apostle and Evangelist.
  • 28 The Innocents.
  • 29 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1170.
  • 30 John Wycliffe of Oxford, Scholar, Translator of the Scriptures into English, 1384.
  • 31 John West, Missionary, Red River, Canada, 1845.

Differences between the BCP and BAS

Changed dates of observation

  • Ambrose: From April 4 to December 7
  • Lancelot Andrewes: From September 25 to September 26
  • Thomas Aquinas: From March 7 to January 28
  • Basil the Great: From June 14 to January 2
  • Bede: From May 27 to May 25
  • Benedict: From March 21 to July 11
  • Clement of Alexandria: From December 4 to December 5
  • Cyril and Methodius: From May 11 to February 14
  • Founders, Benefactors, and Missionaries of the Church in Canada: From November 8 to September 18
  • Gregory the Great: From March 12 to September 3
  • Gregory of Nazianzus: From May 9 to January 2
  • Reginald Heber: From April 3 to April 4
  • Hilda of Whitby: From November 17 to November 18
  • Richard Hooker: From November 2 to November 3
  • Hugh of Lincoln: From November 16 to November 17
  • Henry of Finland: From January 13 to July 13
  • Ignatius of Antioch: From December 17 to October 17
  • James of Jerusalem: From May 1 to October 23
  • Thomas Ken: From March 19 to March 22
  • Leo the Great: From April 11 to November 10
  • Robert McDonald: From August 28 to August 30
  • Monnica: From May 4 to August 27
  • Name of Jesus From August 7 to January 1 (as the Naming of Jesus)
  • Charles Simeon: From November 13 to November 12
  • Thomas the Apostle: From December 21 to July 3
  • John and Charles Wesley: From March 2 to March 3
  • John Wyclyf: From December 30 to October 30
  • Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth: July 2 to May 31


  • Aldhelm, Bishop, Scholar, and Poet, 709 (May 25)
  • Alphege, Abp of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012 (April 19)
  • First General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, 1893 (September 13)
  • Benedict Biscop, Abbot and Scholar, 689 (January 12)
  • Cædmon, Poet, 680 (February 11)
  • Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr, 305 (November 25)
  • Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr, c. 180 (November 22)
  • Cedd, Missionary, Bishop, 664 (October 26)
  • Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs, 285 (October 25)
  • Denis, Bishop, Martyr, 272 (October 9)
  • Ethelreda, Queen, Abbess, 679 (October 17)
  • Giles, Abbot, 720 (Sept. 1)
  • Robert Grosseteste, Scholar, Bishop, 1253 (October 9)
  • Hippolyte of Antioch, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, Martyr, 235 (August 13)
  • Joan of Arc, Martyr, 1431 (May 30)
  • Lammas Day (August 1)
  • Stephen Langton, Abp of Canterbury, 1228 (July 9)
  • Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, Martyrs, 1555 (October 16)
  • Maccabean Martyrs (August 1)
  • Margaret of Antioch, Virgin and Martyr, 304 (July 20)
  • The First Council of Nicea, 325 (May 20)
  • O Sapientia (December 16)
  • Olaf of Norway, Martyr, 1030 (July 29)
  • Oswald of Northumbria, Martyr, 641 (August 5)
  • Philip of Caesarea, Deacon, 1st Cy. (October 11)
  • Remigius, Bishop, 530 (October 1)
  • Swithun, Bishop, 862 (July 15)
  • William Tyndale, Educator, Martyr, 1536 (October 6)
  • St. Valentine, Bishop and Martyr (February 14)

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The General Roman Calendar is the liturgical calendar that indicates the dates of celebrations of saints and mysteries of the Lord in the Roman Rite, wherever this liturgical rite is in use. These celebrations are a fixed annual date; or occur on a particular day of the week ; or relate to the date of Easter. National and diocesan liturgical calendars, including that of the diocese of Rome itself as well as the calendars of religious institutes and even of continents, add other saints and mysteries or transfer the celebration of a particular saint or mystery from the date assigned in the General Calendar to another date.

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The word saint derives from the Latin sanctus, meaning holy, and has long been used in Christianity to refer to a person who was recognized as having lived a holy life and as being an exemplar and model for other Christians. Beginning in the 10th century, the Church began to centralize and formalize the process of recognizing saints; the process whereby an individual was added to the canon (list) of recognized saints became known as canonisation.

The calendar of saints and commemorations in the Church of the Province of Melanesia is a continually developing list. Both old and new, universal and local saints and worthies are celebrated.

The veneration of saints in the Episcopal Church is a continuation of an ancient tradition from the early Church which honors important and influential people of the Christian faith. The usage of the term "saint" is similar to Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions. Episcopalians believe in the communion of saints in prayer and as such the Episcopal liturgical calendar accommodates feasts for saints.

Lesser Festivals are a type of observance in the Anglican Communion, including the Church of England, considered to be less significant than a Principal Feast, Principal Holy Day, or Festival, but more significant than a Commemoration. Whereas Principal Feasts must be celebrated, it is not obligatory to observe Lesser Festivals. They are always attached to a calendar date, and are not observed if they fall on a Sunday, in Holy Week, or in Easter Week. In Common Worship each Lesser Festival is provided with a collect and an indication of liturgical colour.

In the Calendar of the Scottish Episcopal Church, each holy and saint’s day listed has been assigned a number which indicates its category. It is intended that feasts in categories 1 - 4 should be kept by the whole church. Days in categories 5 and 6 may be kept according to diocesan or local discretion. Commemorations not included in this Calendar may be observed with the approval of the bishop.

The calendar of the Anglican Church of Australia follows Anglican tradition with the addition of significant people and events in the church in Australia.

The calendar of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is published in An Anglican Prayer Book 1989.

This article lists the feast days of the General Roman Calendar as approved on 25 July 1960 by Pope John XXIII's motu proprioRubricarum instructum and promulgated by the Sacred Congregation of Rites the following day, 26 July 1960, by the decree Novum rubricarum. This 1960 calendar was incorporated into the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, continued use of which Pope Benedict XVI authorized in the circumstances indicated in his 7 July 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

The Tridentine Calendar is the calendar of saints to be honoured in the course of the liturgical year in the official liturgy of the Roman Rite as reformed by Pope Pius V, implementing a decision of the Council of Trent, which entrusted the task to the Pope.

The calendar of saints of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil follows the tradition of The Episcopal Church (TEC), from whom it was a missionary district until 1965. TEC's calendar of saints, in turn, has its origins in the calendar of the Church of England and in the General Roman Calendar. As such, IEAB commemorates many of the figures present in the Roman Calendar, most of them on the same dates, but it also commemorates various notable Post-Reformation uncanonized Christians, especially those of Brazilian origin.