A Calendar of Middle East Saints

Compiled by Bishop Kenneth Cragg and Brother Gilbert Sinden

Edited by the Revd Matthew Rhodes 1998

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January 17 - Antony of Egypt (c 251-356) - Initiator of Religious Communities

January 30 - Samuel Gobat (d 1879) - Reformer Bishop in Jerusalem, who loved The Ancient Chuches of the East

February 4 - Comelius - Roman Centurion, One of the First Gentile Christians, Baptized at Caesarea Maritima by Saint Peter

March 29 - Simon of Cyrene - The African who helped Jesus carry the Cross to Calvary

April 23 - George of Lydda (d. ca.. 303) - Martyr

May 2 - Athanasius of Alexandria (c 296-373) - Bishop and Teacher

May 6 - Aristoo and Bahran (d.1979 and 1980) - Martyrs in Iran

May22 - Temple Gairdner (d. 1928) - Joyful servant of the Church in Egypt

June 1 - Justin of Nablus (c. 100-165) - Martyr of Rome

June 25 - John Ethelstan Cheese (d. 1958) - Priest, Wanderer for Christ in the Middle East

July 2 - Constance Padwick - Biographer, who opened to Christians the riches of Muslin Spirituality

July 15 - Thomas Valpy French (1825-1898) - Bishop of Lahore, India and missionary in Muscat

July 29 - Mary and Martha of Bethany

August 28 - Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in North Africa - Bishop and Teacher

September 13 - Cyprian of Carthagev(d.258) - Bishop and Martyr

September 30 - Jerome (c.342-420) - Biblical scholar in Bethlehem

October 4 - Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) - Friar, Preacher, and founder of the Franciscan Order

October 15 - Henry Martyn of Shiraz (1761-1812) - Missionary and Bible Translator in India and Persia

October 25 - Stephen the Sabite of Mar Saba (725-794)

November 10 - Raymond Lull of Tunis (1235-1315)

December 1 - Clement of Alexandria (c.150 - ) - Priest and Scholar