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Prayer Diary for January 2016

January 2016

Fri 1 The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus For the peace of the world.
ACP:Aba - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Abp Ugochukwu Ezuoke

Sat 2 Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus, bishops, teachers of the faith, 379 and 389 (Turkey)
Seraphim, monk, spiritual guide, 1833 (Russia)
Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, bishop, evangelist, 1945 (India)
For the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, co-chairs Bps David Hamid and Donald Bolen.
ACP:Aba Ngwa North - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Nathan Kanu

Sun 3 Second Sunday after Christmas or The Epiphany For Bishops Robert and David and the diocesan staff.
ACP:PRAY for The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia. Abp William Brown Turei, Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate and Abp of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
WCC: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Mon 4 For the Anglican Communion Environmental Network.
ACP:Abakaliki - (Enugu, Nigeria) Bp Monday Nkwoagu

Tue 5 For the Conference of European Churches, General Secretary: Heikki Huttunen.
ACP:Aberdeen & Orkney - (Scotland) Bp Robert Gillies
Porvoo: Chichester, England - Bp Martin Warner, Bp Mark Sowerby, Bp Richard Jackson; Mikkeli, Finland - Bp Seppo Häkkinen

Wed 6 The Epiphany , if not celebrated on Sunday
For those Orthodox Churches celebrating Christmas today.

Thu 7 Church Mission Society, Executive Leader: Philip Mounstephen.
ACP:Abp Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bp of Abuja

Fri 8 [Consecration of John Flack, Honorary Assistant Bishop, 1997]
US (formerly USPG): Chief Executive: Janette O'Neill.
ACP:Abyei - (Sudan) Bp Michael Deng

Sat 9 SPCK: Chief Executive: Sam Richardson.
ACP:Accra - (Ghana, West Africa) Bp Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto

Sun 10 The Baptism of Christ Meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion to be held this week.
For the Eastern Archdeaconry: Archdeacon: Colin Williams: Area Deans Frank Hegedüs, Malcolm Bradshaw.
ACP:PRAY for The Anglican Church of Australia. Abp Philip Leslie Freier, Abp of Melbourne & Primate of Australia
WCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Iran, Iraq

Mon 11 Mary Slessor, missionary, 1915 (Nigeria)
DEL week 1
Vienna Christ Church, serving Innsbruck and Klagenfurt (see also next entry): Chaplain: Patrick Curran; Asst Curates: Mike Waltner, John Barker (Yerevan).
Old Catholic Church of Austria: Bp John Okoro.
People and Government of Austria.
ACP:Adelaide - (South Australia, Australia) Abp Jeffrey William Driver; Adelaide - Bp Christopher McLeod; Bp for Mission and Evangelism - (Australia) Bp Tim Harris

Tue 12 Aelred, abbot, 1167
Benedict Biscop, scholar, 689
Congregations outside Austria served from Vienna: Yerevan (Armenia); Zagreb (Croatia); Bratislava (Slovakia); Ljubljana (Slovenia): Chaplain: Patrick Curran; Asst Curate: John Barker (Yerevan); Reader: Janet Berkovic (Zagreb).
Peoples and governments of Armenia, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
ACP:Afikpo - (Enugu, Nigeria) Bp Paul Uduogu
Porvoo: London, England: Bp Richard Chartres, Bp Adrian Newman, Bp Robert Wickham, Bp Pete Broadbent, Bp Ric Thorpe, Bp Jonathan Baker, Bp Graham Tomlin

Wed 13 Hilary, bishop, teacher of the faith, 367 (France)
Kentigern (Mungo), missionary bishop, 603 (Scotland)
George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers), 1691
Budapest St Margaret of Scotland: Priest in charge: Frank Hegedüs.
People and government of Hungary.
ACP:Agra - (North India) Bp Prem Prakash Habil

Thu 14 Zalaszántó: Associate Chaplain: Denis Moss.
ACP:Aguata - (Niger, Nigeria) Abp Christian Efobi; Ahoada - (Niger Delta, Nigeria) Bp Clement Ekpeye

Fri 15 Bucharest The Resurrection, also serving Sofia (Bulgaria) and Skopje (Macedonia): Chaplain: Vacant.
Romanian Orthodox Church: Patriarch Daniel. Peoples and governments of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania.
ACP:Aipo Rongo - (Papua New Guinea) Bp Nathan Ingen; Suffr. Bp of Aipo Rongo - Bp Denys Ririka

Sat 16 Prague St Clement, in covenant with Old Catholics, also serving Brno: Priest in charge: Warwick 'Ricky' Yates; Reader: Jack Noonan.
People and government of the Czech Republic.
Old Catholic Church of the Czech Republic: Bp Dušan Hejbal.
ACP:Ajayi Crowther - (Ibadan, Nigeria) Bp Olugbenga Oduntan

Sun 17 2nd Sunday of Epiphany Intercontinental Church Society, Mission Director: Richard Bromley.
ACP:PRAY for The Church of Bangladesh. Abp Paul Shishir Sarker Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bp of Dhaka
WCC: Cyprus, Greece, Turkey

Mon 18 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) begins
Amy Carmichael, Founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship (India), spiritual writer, 1951
DEL week 2
For ecumenical services this week. This year's theme: "Salt of the earth" (1 Peter 2:9-10). Day 1: "Let the stone be rolled away."
ACP:Akoko - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Gabriel Akinbiyi; Akoko Edo - (Bendel, Nigeria) Bp Jolly Oyekpen

Tue 19 Wulfstan, bishop, 1095
Henry of Finland, bishop, martyr, 1156
WPCU Day 2. "Called to be heralds of joy."
ACP:Akot - (Sudan) Bp Isaac Dhieu Ater
Porvoo: Oulu, Finland - Bp Samuel Salmi; Soer-Hålogaland (Bodoe), Norway, Bp Tor Berger Joergensen; Coventry, England - Bp Chris Cocksworth, Bp John Stroyan

Wed 20 Richard Rolle, spiritual writer, 1349
WPCU Day 3. "The witness of fellowship."
ACP:Akure - (Ondo, Nigeria) Bp Simeon Borokini

Thu 21 Agnes, child martyr, 304 (Italy)
WPCU Day 4. "A Priestly people called to proclaim the gospel."
ACP:Alabama - (IV, The Episcopal Church) Bp John Sloan; Asst Bp of Alabama - Bp Santosh Marray

Fri 22 Vincent of Saragossa, deacon, martyr, 304 (Spain)
WPCU Day 5. "Listen to this dream."
ACP:Alaska - (IX, The Episcopal Church) Bp Mark Lattime; Albany - (II, The Episcopal Church) Bp William Love

Sat 23 WPCU Day 6. "Hospitality for prayer."
ACP:Algoma - (Ontario, Canada) Bp Stephen Andrews

Sun 24 3rd Sunday of Epiphany WPCU Day 7. "Hearts burning for unity."
ACP:PRAY for Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil. Abp Francisco De Assis Da Silva, Primate of Brazil & Bp of South-Western Brazil
WCC: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Mon 25 Conversion of Paul DEL week 3
WPCU Day 8. "The fellowship of the apostles."

Tue 26 Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul (Titus: Crete)
Orthodox Church of Greece: Abp Hieronymos.
ACP:Amazon - (Brazil) Bp Saulo Mauricio de Barros
Porvoo: Tampere, Finland - Bp Matti Repo; Manchester, England - Bp David Walker, Bp Chris Edmondson, Bp Mark Davies.

Wed 27 Holocaust Memorial Day
Greater Athens, including Athens St Paul, Kifissia St Peter, Nafplion; also serving Thessalonica, Patras St Andrew: Senior chaplain: Malcolm Bradshaw,, Archbishop of Canterbury's Apocrisiarios to the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece; Asst Priest: Ted Wetherall; Readers: Sherry Angelis, Christine Saccali.
ACP:Abp Eliud Wabukala, Primate and Abp of All Kenya; All Saints Cathedral Diocese - Garissa Missionary Area - (Kenya) Bp David Mutisya; Suffr. Bp All Saints Cathedral Diocese - (Kenya) Bp Cleti Ogeto

Thu 28 Thomas Aquinas, priest, philosopher, teacher of the faith, 1274 (Italy)
Kefalas (Crete) St Thomas: Asst chaplain: Philip Lambert.
People and government of Greece.
ACP:Amichi - (Niger, Nigeria) Bp Ephraim Ikeakor

Fri 29 Corfu Holy Trinity: Chaplain: Julian Wilson.
ACP:Abp Pradeep Samantaroy, Moderator of CNI & Bp of Amritsar; Andaman & Car Nicobar Islands - (North India) Bp Christopher Paul

Sat 30 Charles, king and martyr, 1649
Ecumenical Patriarchate (Turkey): Patriarch Bartholomew and all who enable his ministry. Threatened Syrian Orthodox communities in Turkey.
ACP:Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (formerly Cariboo) - (British Columbia & the Yukon,Canada) Bp Barbara Jean Andrews

Sun 31 4th Sunday of Epiphany , or Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) Vocations Enquiry weekend this weekend.
Gibraltar Archdeaconry Synod meeting in Torrevieja this week (Feb 2-5)
ACP:PRAY for The Anglican Church of Burundi. Abp Bernard Ntahoturi, Abp of the Province of Burundi & Bp of Matana
WCC: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden