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Christian Festivals

Christian Festivals for June/July 2017

JUNE

1

Justin Martyr - first ever Christian philosopher

2

Erasmus - a good saint for when you’re all at sea

3

The Martyrs of Uganda

4

Whit Sunday – Pentecost

4

Pentecost - a day that changed history

4

Petroc – the abbot of Padstow

6

Gudwal – the first Christian in Brittany?

8

William of York – victim of injustice

9

Columba of Iona – missionary to Scotland

11

Trinity Sunday – God in Three Persons

12

Barnabas – Paul’s first missionary companion

13

Antony of Padua – friend of St Francis of Assisi

15

Evelyn Underhill – mystical writer of the 20th century

16

Richard of Chichester - wanting God more clearly, dearly and nearly

21

Father’s Day  – time to celebrate male role models

21

Summer Solstice – longest day of the year

22

Alban – helping a stranger in need

22

St Alban – British martyr under the Romans

22

Alban – Britain’s first Christian martyr

24

John the Baptist – preparing the way for the Messiah

29

Feast of SS Peter & Paul - the two most famous apostles

JULY

1

Theobald  - choosing God, not money

2

John Francis Regis– patron saint for relief workers

3

St Thomas the Apostle – confused and doubting

4

Elizabeth of Portugal  -  compassion for prostitutes

7

Boisil of Melrose -  patron saint for ordinands

7

Willibald  – the first ever Anglo-Saxon travel writer

11

Benedict - author of the famous Rule

14

Camillus de Lellis  - patron of the sick

15

St Swithun (or Swithin) - saint for a rainy day

16

St. Helier – losing a loved one to violence

19

St. Macrina the Younger– a sister in a million

22

St. Mary Magdalene – the woman with a past

22

St Mary Magdalene - patron of repentant sinners

22

St Mary Magdalene - What do we really know about her?

25

St James the Apostle - apostle to Spain

25

St James the Great   

25

St Christopher - patron saint of motorists

27

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus – proving a nap is good for you!

30

William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson

31

St Joseph of Arimathea – the man who buried Jesus

 

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