The Calendar

Because St. Laika's is a post-denominational Christian community we celebrate the saints of many traditions as well as a few unique to ourselves. The people we remember in our calendar lived in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, especially in respect of loving both God and neighbour. Hopefully, our list of saints reflects the moral priorities of the members of the St. Laika community. However it is not fixed in stone. If you believe that an individual or group should be added to the calendar please send in your suggestion along with the reasons for it. The community will then decide if a new commemoration should be included or not. And remember, St. Laika's is not about telling you what to do. You are an intelligent person. If you want to celebrate the life of a person who is not on the list or completely ignore the feast of one who is, go ahead. It is entirely up to you.

IconsMOVEABLE FEASTS

All the Sundays of the year
Ash Wednesday
Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Eve
Easter Day
Ascension Day
Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Corpus Christi
Christ the King (Sunday before Advent)

THE HOLY DAYS

JANUARY
1     The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
2     Seraphim, Monk of Sarov
5     Kaj Munk
6     The Epiphany
8     Harriet Bedell and Mary Slessor
10   Narciso Pico
13   Margaret Fell and George Fox
14   Kentigern
15   Eivind Berggrav
17   Antony and Pachomius
18   Amy Carmichael
23   Phillips Brooks
24   Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi
25   The Conversion of Paul 
26   Timothy, Titus, and Silas
27   Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe
31   Juan Bosco, Samuel Shoemaker

FEBRUARY
1     Christian Victims of Religious Persecution
2     Candlemas
3     The Dorchester Chaplains
5     Anne Hutchinson
6     William Lloyd Garrison and Maria Stewart
12   Charles Freer Andrews
13   Absalom Jones
15   Thomas Bray
17   Janani Luwum
18   Martin Luther
20   Frederick Douglass
21   John Henry Newman
22   Eric Liddell
24   Matthias 
26   Emily Malborne Morgan
27   George Herbert
28   Anna Julia Haywood Cooper,
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright
29   John Cassian

MARCH
1     David
2     Chad
8     Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
9     Edward King
10   Sojourner Truth and Harriet Ross Tubman
14   Marianella García Villas
17   Patrick
19   Joseph of Nazareth
20   Cuthbert
21   Thomas Cranmer
23   Paul Couturier
24   Oscar Romero
25   The Annunciation
29   John Keble
31   John Donne and Thomas Traherne

APRIL
1     Frederick Denison Maurice
4     Martin Luther King Jr.
5     Pandita Mary Ramabai
6     Emily Ayckbowm
8     William Augustus Muhlenberg
9     Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maximilian Kolbe
10   William Law, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
11   George Augustus Selwyn
15   Damien and Marianne
16   Isabella Gilmore and Elizabeth Ferard
22   John Muir and Hudson Stuck
23   Toyohiko Kagawa
24   Genocide Remembrance
25   Mark 
27   Christina Rossetti
29   Catherine of Siena
30   Marie de l’Incarnation

MAY
1     Philip and James
2     Athanasius
8     Julian of Norwich
10   Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf
11   Josimo Moraes Tavares
13   Frances Perkins
16   Caroline Chisholm
21   Godric of Finchale
24   John and Charles Wesley
25   Bede
30   Josephine Butler
31   The Visitation

JUNE
1     Justin Martyr
4     John XXIII
7     Pioneers of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil
8     Thomas Ken
9     Columba
10   Ephrem of Edessa
11   Barnabus 
15   Evelyn Underhill
19   Sundar Singh
22   Alban
24   The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
25   James Weldon Johnson
26   Isabel Hapgood
29   Peter

JULY
1     Harriet Beecher Stowe, John and Henry Venn
2     W. Rauschenbusch, W. Gladden and Jacob Riis
6     Jan Hus
11   Benedict of Nursia
12   Nathan Söderblom
14   Samson Occom
15   George Tyrrell
18   Bartolomé de las Casas
19   Adelaide Teague Case
21   Albert Lutuli
22   Mary Magdalene
23   Bridget of Sweden
24   Thomas a Kempis
25   James 
29   Mary, Martha and Lazarus
30   William Wilberforce

AUGUST
1     Joseph of Arimathaea
3     George Freeman Bragg, Jr. and W. E. B. Du Bois
4     Jean-Baptiste Vianney
6     The Transfiguration
7     John Mason Neale
9     Herman of Alaska
10   Lawrence
11   Clare
12   Florence Nightingale
13   Octavia Hill
14   Jonathan Daniels
15   Dormition of the Theotokos
16   Brother Roger of Taize
18   Alberto Hurtado
23   Martin de Porres, Rose of Lima
and Turibius of Mogrovejo

24   Bartholomew
27   Hélder Câmara
28   Moses the Black
29   Beheading of John the Baptist
30   John Bunyan
31   Aidan

SEPTEMBER
1     Giles of Provence
3     Prudence Crandall
4     Paul Jones, David Jenkins
6     Beyers Naudé
7     Elie Naud
8     Nativity of Mary
9     Mother Esther
10   Constance and her Companions, Charles Fuge Lowder
11   Mychal Judge and the Saints and Martyrs of 9/11
13   John Chrysostom
14   Holy Cross Day
15   Cyprian, James Chisholm
16   Ninian, Edward Bouverie Pusey
17   Hildegard
18   Dag Hammarskjöld
20   John Coleridge Patteson
21   Matthew
22   Henri Nouwen
24   Marlene Kegler Krug
25   Sergius of Radonezh
26   Wilson Carlile
27   Vincent de Paul
27   Shusaku Endo
29   Saint Michael and All Angels

OCTOBER
1     Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mother Marie-Joseph Aubert
4     Francis of Assisi
6     William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale
8     William Dwight Porter Bliss and Richard T. Ely
9     Vida Dutton Scudder, Wilfred Grenfell
11   Philip 
12   Elizabeth Fry, Edith Cavell
15   Teresa of Ávila
18   Luke 
20   Sister Barbara Muttra and Her Companions 
23   James of Jerusalem
25   Henri Perrin
26   Alfred the Great
28   Simon and Jude
29   Clarence Jordan

NOVEMBER
1     All Saints
2     All Souls
3     Laika
6     William Temple
8     Matushka Olga of Alaska
9     Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton and Richard Rolle
14   Consecration of Samuel Seabury
15   Francis Asbury
16   Margaret, Queen of Scotland
18   Hilda of Whitby
19   Mechtild
20   Priscilla Lydia Sellon
21   William Byrd, John Merbecke and Thomas Tallis
22   Clive Staples Lewis
25   Isaac Watts
28   Kamehameha and Emma
29   Dorothy Day
30   Andrew

DECEMBER
1     Nicholas Ferrar
2     Jean Donovan and the Salvadoran Martyrs
4     John of Damascus
5     Nelson Mandela
6     Nicholas of Myra
7     Ambrose
10   Thomas Merton and Karl Barth
14   John of the Cross
17   Eglantyne Jebb
19   Lillian Trasher
21   Thomas
25   Christmas Day
26   Stephen
27   John
28   Holy Innocents
30   Frances Joseph-Gaudet
31   John Wyclif

THE SEASONS

ADVENT - From the First Sunday of Advent to Christmas Eve
CHRISTMAS - From Christmas Day to the eve of the Epiphany
EPIPHANY - From Epiphany to Candlemas
LENT - From Ash Wednesday to Easter Eve including...
PASSIONTIDE - From the Fifth Sunday of Lent to Easter Eve and...
HOLY WEEK - From Palm Sunday to Easter Eve
EASTER - From Easter Sunday to Pentecost
KINGDOM - From All Saints' Day to the eve of the First Sunday of Advent

Everything else is ORDINARY TIME

All the icons on this page were written by Father Tobias Haller, the polymath priest whose blog, IN A GODWARD DIRECTION, has been pioneering Christian ministry on the Internet for nearly a decade. A huge thank you to him for allowing his artwork to be reproduced on the Saint Laika's website.

Email Jonathan at revjph@saintlaika.com