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St. Philip and St. James, Apostles
St. Philip and St. James, Apostles
May 1 all-day
1st Reading: Isaiah 30:18-21 Epistle: Ephesians 2:19-22 Gospel: John 14:1-14 Color: Red Hymn of the Day: 861 Christ be my leader by night as by day St. Philip and St. James, Apostles Of the four[...]
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Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor
Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor
May 2 all-day
Athanasius of Alexandria Athanasius was born in Alexandria in Egypt in A.D. 295. He served as a church leader in a time of great controversy and ecclesiastical disagreements. At the Council of Nicaea in 325,[...]
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Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary
Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary
May 4 all-day
Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary Friedrich Wyneken is one of the founding fathers of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, along with C.F.W. Walther and Wilhelm Sihler. Born in 1810 in Germany, he came to Baltimore in[...]
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Frederick the Wise, Christian Ruler
Frederick the Wise, Christian Ruler
May 5 all-day
Frederick the Wise Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony from 1486 to 1525, was Martin Luther’s sovereign in the early years of the Reformation. Were it not for Frederick, there might not have been a[...]
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C. F. W. Walther, Theologian
C. F. W. Walther, Theologian
May 7 all-day
C.F.W. Walther Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther (1811 – 1887), the father of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, served as its first president from 1847 to 1850 and then again from 1864 to 1878. In 1839 he[...]
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Job
Job
May 9 all-day
Job, Patriarch Job was a blameless and upright man who came from Uz (Job 1:1), a land northeast of Canaan. The Book of Job examines the depths of his faith, which was severely tested through[...]
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Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs
Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs
May 11 all-day
Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs Cyril (826 – 869) and Methodius (c. 815 – 885) were brothers who came from a Greek family in Thessalonica. The younger brother took the name ‘Cyril’ when[...]
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Emperor Constantine, Christian Ruler and Helen, Mother of Constantine
Emperor Constantine, Christian Ruler and Helen, Mother of Constantine
May 21 all-day
Constantine, Emperor, and Helena, his mother Constantine I served as Roman Emperor from A.D. 306 to 337. During his reign the persecution of Christians was forbidden by the Edict of Milan in 312, and ultimately[...]
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Esther
Esther
May 24 all-day
Esther Esther is the heroine of the biblical book that bears her name. Her Jewish name was Hadassah, which means ‘myrtle.’ Her beauty, charm, and courage served her well as queen to King Ahasuerus. In[...]
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Bede the Venerable, Theologian
Bede the Venerable, Theologian
May 25 all-day
The Venerable Bede Bede (673 – 735) was the last of the early church fathers and the first to compile the history of the English church. Born in Northumbria, Bede was given by his parents[...]
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The Visitation
The Visitation
May 31 all-day
1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-5 Epistle: Romans 12:9-16 Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 (46-56) Color: White Hymn of the Day: 385 From east to west The Visitation The Virgin Mary, pregnant with the infant Jesus, having heard at[...]