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October 2014

Praying for the Earth: Weather Patterns

We give thanks for the weather in its infinite variety.  We thank you for the rain and snow, the winds that blow across the face of the earth and the warmth of the sun upon our faces.  As we read the signs of the ever-changing weather, help us to understand the signs of the times in which we live.  (We pray particularly for ….)

Wed 1
Gregory the Enlightener, bishop, apostle of Armenia, c. 332 (Armenia)
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, apostle to the Franks, 533 (France)
Anthony Ashley Cooper (Earl of Shaftesbury), social reformer, 1885
Thérèse of Lisieux, religious, 1897 (France)

For a responsible use of the social media.
ACP:Ife - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Oluwole Odubogun.
Porvoo: Sheffield, England: Bp Steven Croft, Bp Peter Burrows; Sodor and Man, England: Bp Robert Paterson; Greenland: Bp Sofie Petersen.

Thu 2
For members of our congregations working in countries other than their own.
ACP:Ife East - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Oluseyi Oyelade.

Fri 3
George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker,1958

"Blessed are the peacemakers."
ACP:Ifo - (Lagos, Nigeria) Bp Joseph Odejide.

Sat 4
Francis of Assisi, friar, deacon, founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 (Italy)
All members of Franciscan orders.
ACP:Igbomina - (Kwara, Nigeria) Abp Michael Akinyemi; Igbomina - West - (Kwara, Nigeria) Bp James Akinola.

Sun 5 16th Sunday after Trinity
Archdeaconry of Germany and Northern Europe: Acting Archdeacon: Peter Potter.
ACP:PRAY for The Church in Wales - Abp Barry Morgan, Abp of Wales & Bp of Llandaff.
WCC: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Mon 6
William Tyndale, translator of the scriptures, Reformation martyr, 1536
Bruno, founder of the Carthusian order, 1101 (France)
DEL week 27

The Bible Society.
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ACP:Ihiala - (Niger, Nigeria) Bp Ralph Okafor.

Tue 7
Deanery of Nordic and Baltic Countries: Area Dean: Barbara Moss.
ACP:Ijebu - (Lagos, Nigeria) Bp Ezekiel Awosoga; Ijebu - North - Bp Solomon Kuponu.

Wed 8
Copenhagen St Alban (serving Aarhus): Locum Chaplain: David Coles; Deacon: Christophe Ndikuriyo; Readers: Graeme Lloyd-Roberts, Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen. Diocesan Director of Training: Ulla Monberg.
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ACP:Ijesa North East - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Joseph Olusola.
Porvoo: Swansea and Brecon, Wales: Bp John Davies; Leicester, England: Bp Tim Stevens.

Thu 9
Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his companions, martyrs, c.250 (France)
Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, philosopher, scientist, 1253

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark: Bp of Copenhagen: Peter Skov-Jakobsen.
ACP:Ijesha North - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Titus Fajemirokun.

Fri 10
Paulinus, Bishop of York, missionary, 644
Thomas Traherne, poet, spiritual writer, 1674

The country and people of Denmark.
ACP:Ijumu - (Lokoja, Nigeria) Bp Ezekiel Ikupolati; Ikara - (Kaduna, Nigeria) Bp Yusuf Janfalan.

Sat 11
Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th cent.

For prison chaplains.
ACP:Ikeduru - (Owerri, Nigeria) Bp Emmanuel Maduwike.

Sun 12 17th Sunday after Trinity
Week of Prayer for World Peace (see inside front cover).
ACP:PRAY for The Church of the Province of West Africa - Abp Solomon Tilewa Johnson, Primate & Metropolitan, CPWA, Abp of Internal province of West Africa and Bp of Gambia.
WCC: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal.

Mon 13
Edward the Confessor, king of England, 1066
DEL week 28

Helsinki St Nicholas, (also serving Kerava, Kuopio, Mikkeli, Oulo, Pori, Turku, International Congregation of Christ the King, Tampere, and White Nile): Chaplain: Tuomas Mäkipää; Asst Chaplain: David Oliver; Asst Curate: Amos Manga; Readers: Emmanuel Eneh (Tampere), John Mills.
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ACP:Ikka - (Bendel, Nigeria) Bp Peter Onekpe.

Tue 14
Bishop's Staff Meeting 14-15.
ACP:Ikwo - (Enugu, Nigeria) Bp Kenneth Ifemene; Ikwerre - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Blessing Enyindah.

Wed 15
Teresa of Avila, religious, teacher of the faith, 1582 (Spain)
Friends of the Diocese, meeting today for their annual service: Chair: Mark Pellew; Sec.: Arthur Siddall.
ACP:Ikwuano - (Aba, Nigeria) Bp Chigozirim Onyegbule.
Porvoo: Liverpool, England: vacancy, Bp Richard Blackburn; Monmouth, Wales: Bp Richard Pain; Haderslev, Denmark: Bp Marianne Christiansen.

Thu 16
Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation martyrs, 1555

The Bishop's Council 16-17.
ACP:Ilaje - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Fredrick Olugbemi.

Fri 17
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, c.107
[Consecration of Bishop David Hamid, 2002]

The Church's Ministry to Refugees: Amos Manga's work among Sudanese Anglicans in Finland.
ACP:Ile - Oluji - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Samson Adekunle.

Sat 18 Luke the Evangelist
All involved in the medical profession. St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy .
ACP:Ilesa - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Olubayu Sowale; Ilesa South West - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Samuel Egbebunmi.

Sun 19 18th Sunday after Trinity
One World Week, theme: "Living Differently".
ACP:PRAY for The Church in the Province of the West Indies - Abp John Holder, Abp of West Indies & Bp of Barbados.
WCC: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Mon 20
DEL week 29

Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland: Abp Kari Mäkinen.
ACP:Indianapolis - (V, The Episcopal Church) Bp Catherine Waynick; Iowa - (VI, The Episcopal Church) Bp Alan Scarfe.

Tue 21
The government and people of Finland.
ACP:Iran - (Jerusalem & Middle East) Bp Azad Marshall.

Wed 22
Oslo St Edmund (serving Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Moss, Stavanger, Tromsö and Trondheim): Chaplain: Brian Russell; Asst Chaplains: Peter Hogarth (Stavanger); Sammy Masemola (Bergen); Mary Strømmen (Trondheim); Readers: Connie Tellman (Oslo), Iris Evans-Bjørnø (Bergen), Ursula Sonnewald (Trondheim).
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ACP:Irele - Eseodo - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Felix Akinbuluma.
Porvoo: Truro, England: Bp Tim Thornton, Bp Chris Goldsmith; Tønsberg, Norway: Bp Laila Riksaasen Dahl; Strängnäs, Sweden: Bp Hans-Erik Nordin.

Thu 23
Church of Norway: Presiding Bp Helga Haugland Byfuglien.
ACP:Isial-Ngwa South - (Aba, Nigeria) Bp Isaac Nwaobia; Isiala-Ngwa - (Aba, Nigeria) Bp Owen Azubuike.

Fri 24
United Nations Day.
ACP:Isikwuato - (Aba, Nigeria) Bp Samuel Chukuka.

Sat 25
Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs at Rome, c.287 (Italy)

People & Government of Norway.
ACP:Jabalpur - (North India) Bp Prem Singh.

Sun 26 Last Sunday after Trinity or Dedication Festival or Bible Sunday
For the work of the United Nations, and for the Anglican Observer offices in New York and Geneva.
ACP:PRAY for The Church of Ceylon (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury); Colombo - (Ceylon) Bp Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey; Kurunagala - (Ceylon) Bp Greg Shantha Kumar Francis.
WCC: The Indian Ocean islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives.

Mon 27
DEL week 30

Gothenburg St Andrew (serving also Gothenburg and Chalmers Universities): Priest in charge and Chaplain to international students: Barbara Moss.
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ACP:Jaffna - (South India) Bp Daniel Selvaratnam Thiagarajah.

Tue 28 Simon and Jude, Apostles
Stockholm St Peter and St Sigfrid (serving also Västerås): Chaplain: Nicholas Howe; Reader: Pamela Henderson.
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ACP:Jalingo - (Jos, Nigeria) Bp Timothy Yahaya.

Wed 29
James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, martyr in Uganda, 1885
Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Sweden: Abp Antje Jackelén.
ACP:Jamaica & The Cayman Islands - (West Indies) Bp Howard Gregory; Jamaica - Kingston - Bp Robert Thompson; Jamaica - Mandeville - Vacant; Jamaica - Montego Bay - Bp Leon Paul Golding.
Porvoo: Växjö, Sweden: Bp Jan-Olof Johansson; Oxford, England: Bp John Pritchard, Bp Andrew Proud, Bp Colin Fletcher, Bp Alan Wilson.

Thu 30
People & Government of Sweden.
ACP:Jebba - (Kwara, Nigeria) Bp Timothy Adewole.

Fri 31
Martin Luther, reformer, 1546 (Germany)

Our sister diocese of Visby, Sweden: Bp Sven-Bernhard Fast.
ACP:Johannesburg - (Southern Africa) Bp Stephen Mosimanegape Moreo.