Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Festivals & Holidays

November
30 – St. Andrew, Apostle

December
4 – John of Damascus, Theologian and Hymnwriter*
6 – Nicholas of Myra, Pastor*
7 – Ambrose of Milan, Pastor and Hymnwriter*
13 – Lucia, Martyr*
17 – Daniel the Prophet and the Three Young Men*
19 – Adam and Eve*
20 – Katharina von Bora Luther*
21 – St. Thomas, Apostle
26 – St. Stephen, Martyr
27 – St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
28 – The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
29 – David*
31 – Eve of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus
New Year’s Eve

January
2 – J. K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor*
10 – Basil the Great of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa, Pastors and Confessors*
18 – The Confession of St. Peter
20 – Sarah*
24 – St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor
25 – The Conversion of St. Paul
26 – St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor
27 – John Chrysostom, Preacher*

February
2 – The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord
5 – Jacob (Israel), Patriarch*
10 – Silas, Fellow worker of St. Peter and St. Pau*
13 – Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos*
14 – Valentine, Martyr*
15 – Philemon and Onesimus*
16 – Philip Melanchthon (birth), Confessor*
18 Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor*
23 Polycarp of Smyrna, Pastor and Martyr*
24 – St. Matthias, Apostle

March
7 Perpetua and Felicitas, Martyrs*
17 – Patrick, Missionary to Ireland*
19 – St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus
25 – The Annunciation of Our Lord
31 – Joseph, Patriarch*

April
6 – Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists *
20 – Johannes Bugenhagen, Pastor*
21 – Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian*
24 – Johann Walter, Kantor*
25 – St. Mark, Evangelist

May
1 – St. Philip and St. James, Apostles
2 – Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor*
4 – Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary*
5 – Frederick the Wise, Christian Ruler*
7 – C. F. W. Walther, Theologian*
9 – Job*
11 – Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs*
21 – Emperor Constantine, Christian Ruler and \ Helen, Mother of Constantine*
24 – Esther*
25 – Bede the Venerable, Theologian*
31 – The Visitation

June
1 – Justin, Martyr *
5 – Boniface of Mainz, Missionary to the Germans*
12 – The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, A.D. 325*
11 – St. Barnabas, Apostle
14 – Elisha
24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
25 – Presentation of the Augsburg Confession*
26 – Jeremiah *
27 – Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor*
28 – Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor*
29 – St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

July
6 – Isaiah*
16 – Ruth*
20 – Elijah*
21 – Ezekiel*
22 – St. Mary Magdalene
25 – St. James the Elder, Apostle
28 – Johann Sebastian Bach, Kantor*
29 – Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany*
30 – Robert Barnes, Confessor and Martyr*
31 – Joseph of Arimathea*

August
3 – The Myrrhbearers – Joanna, Mary, and Salome*
10 – Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr*
15 – St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord
16 – Isaac*
20 – Samuel *
24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle
27 – Monica, Mother of Augustine*
29 – The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

September
1 – Joshua *
2 – Hannah*
3 – Gregory the Great, Pastor*
4 – Moses*
5 – Zacharias and Elizabeth*
14 – Holy Cross Day
16 – Cyprian of Carthage, Pastor and Martyr*
21 – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
22 – Jonah*
29 – St. Michael and All Angels
30 – Jerome, Translator of Holy Scripture*

October
7 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Pastor*
9 Abraham*
11 Philip the Deacon*
17 Ignatius of Antioch, Pastor and Martyr*
18 – St. Luke, Evangelist
23 – St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr
25 – Dorcas (Tabitha), Lydia, and Phoebe, Faithful Women*
26 Philipp Nicolai, Johann Heerman, and Paul Gerhardt, Hymnwriters*
28 – St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
31 – Reformation Day

November
1 – All Saints’ Day
8 – Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor*
9 – Martin Chemnitz (birth), Pastor and Confessor*
11 – Martin of Tours, Pastor*
14 – Emperor Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ*
19 – Elizabeth of Hungary*
23 – Clement of Rome, Pastor*
29 – Noah*

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