August Calendar

The calendar below does not seek to prejudice what the Common Life Liturgical Commission might produce if my motion to the Christchurch Diocesan Synod is passed. It includes celebrations from A New Zealand Prayer Book/He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (black), the calendar from Celebrating Eucharist (blue), my suggestion in my motion of incorporating Brother Roger (green). Other than the "bold letter" celebrations of the NZ Prayer Book, I have not yet attempted any classification of celebrations. "Bold letter days" I would assume would have their own propers (collect, readings). Communities and individuals with a daily pattern of worship might not wish to interrupt their (semi)continuous reading of the scriptures, and might acknowledge the day in the collect, prayers, or reflection/address/homily. Other communities and individuals, because of their circumstance may wish to use a special proper (collect, readings). On some days there is more than one options. Again, a celebration may be transferred or omitted. New Zealand appears to share "Holy Women of the Old Testament" solely with the Anglican Church of Canada. I am unaware of the origin of this celebration, or its need (other than respect for its Book of Alternative Services - which I share) of being maintained on its current date.

2 Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672

3 Alternative date for St Stephen, the first Christian Martyr

4 John Baptist Vianney, Cure d’Ars, Priest, 1859

5 Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642

6 The Transfiguration of the Beloved Son

7 The Holy Name of Jesus

8 Dominic, Priest, 1221

8 Mary McKillop, Founder of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Australia, 1909

9 Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921

10 Laurence, Deacon and Martyr at Rome, 258

10 John Mason Neale, Priest, Spiritual Writer, England, 1866

11 Clare of Assisi, Abbess, 1253

11 John Henry Newman, Priest, Scholar, 1890

13 Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910:

13 Hippolytus, Bishop, martyr, Rome, c.236

13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher, 1667

14 Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr, Auschwitz, 1941

15 St Mary, the Mother of Jesus

16 Holy Women of the Old Testament

16 Brother Roger of Taizé, Prophet of unity, Encourager of youth, 2005

20 Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, Poet, 1153:

23 Rose of Lima, Mystic, 1617

24 St Bartholomew (Nathanael), Apostle

24 Simone Weil, Spiritual Writer, Mystic, 1943

27 Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387

28 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430

29 The Beheading of St John the Baptist

31 Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651

31 John Bunyan, Writer, 1688


My motion to the Diocesan Synod about renewing and refreshing the Calendar
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