November 2013 Prayer Diary

Nov2013-PrayerIn the month of November, we have cause to remember the Dead, both of All the Faithful Departed on November 2nd, and those fallen on Active Service in War, on November 11th.

Prayer

+ Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon the. May they rest in peace, and rise in glory. Amen.

This month is also the time our liturgical year ends. Traditionally in this month we consider the end times, our own as well as that of our world. It is a good time to begin to consider how we will spend Advent this year, and what preparations we should make for this. The month culminates in the feast of Christ the King.

Feast days this month

1 All Saints’ Day
2 Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)
3 Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
3 Martin of Porres, Friar, 1639, Leonard, Hermit, 6th century
6 William Temple,Archbishop of Canterbury,Teacher of the Faith,1944
7 Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
8 The Saints and Martyrs of England
9 Margery Kempe, Mystic, c.1440
10 Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461
11 Martin, Bishop of Tours, c.397
13 Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836
14 Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
16 Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
16 Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
17 Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
18 Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
19 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19 Mechtild, Béguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, 1280
20 Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
20 Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
22 Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100
25 Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
25 Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748
29 Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church
30 Andrew the Apostle