Praying for the Earth: Sustainable development
We give thanks for all the blessings of this life, and remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Help us, who have more than enough, to live more simply, that others may simply live. As we borrow the earth from our children, may we not take more than we can return. (We pray in particular for….)
Sun 1 or 4th Sunday of Epiphany or Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
Ecumenical Patriarchate (Turkey): Patriarch Bartholomew and all who enable his ministry. Threatened Syrian Orthodox communities in Turkey.
ACP:Luwero - (Uganda) Bp Evans Kisekka
WCC: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Mon 2 Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
if not celebrated on Sunday
[Consecration of Stephen Venner, Honorary Assistant Bishop, 1994]
Didim, St Mary's Anglican and Ecumenical Christian Fellowship: Chaplain: Maurice Ryan.
ACP:Lweru - (Tanzania) Bp Jackton Yeremiah Lugumira
Porvoo: Birmingham, England - Bp David Urquhart, Bp Andrew Watson; Cork Cloyne and Ross, Ireland - Bp Paul Colton; Elsinore, Denmark - Bp Lise-Lotte Rebel
Anskar, Abp of Hamburg, missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
DEL week 4. Ordinary time begins.
Gibraltar Archdeaconry Synod meeting this week 3-6/2.
ACP:Machakos - (Kenya) Bp Joseph Mutungi
Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine order, 1189
Istanbul Christ Church with St Helena, also serving Moda All Saints: Chaplain: Ian Sherwood.
ACP:Madhya Kerala - (South India) Bp Thomas Kanjirappally Oommen
Istanbul, Church of the Resurrection, Pera: Priest in charge: Engin Yildirim; Reader: Rosamund Wilkinson.
ACP:Madi & West Nile - (Uganda) Bp Joel Obetia
Marytrs of Japan, 1597
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952
Vocations Enquiry Weekend in London 6-8/2.
ACP:Madurai-Ramnad - (South India) Bp Marialouis Joseph
Swiss Archdeaconry Synod in Berne.
ACP:Mahajanga - (Indian Ocean) Bp Jean Claude Andrianjafimanana
Sun 8 2nd Sunday before Lent
Eastern Archdeaconry: Deanery of Russia and Ukraine: Area Dean: Frank Hegedüs.
ACP:Maiduguri - (Jos, Nigeria) Bp Emmanuel Kana Mani
WCC: Ireland, United Kingdom
General Synod meeting in London 9-13 February. Pray for our elected representatives, Debbie Flach, Brian Llewellyn, Ann Turner and Madeleine Holmes.
ACP:Maine - (I, The Episcopal Church) Bp Stephen Lane
Porvoo: Bangor, Wales - Bp Andrew John; Dublin and Glendalough, Ireland - Abp Michael Jackson
Scholastica, abbess, c. 543 (Italy); Shipwreck of St Paul (Malta)
DEL week 5
Izmir St John, also serving Bornova St Mary Magdalene: Priest in charge: Ron Evans.
People and government of Turkey.
ACP:Makamba - (Burundi) Bp Martin Nyaboho
Belgrade St Mary: Priest in charge: Robin Fox, Archbishop of Canterbury's Apocrisiarios to the Patriarch of Serbia.
Peoples and governments of Serbia and Bosnia.
ACP:Makurdi - (Abuja, Nigeria) Bp Nathan Nyitar Inyom
Moscow St Andrew, also serving Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), and Vladivostock: Chaplain: Clive Fairclough.
People and government of the Russian Federation.
ACP:Malaita - (Melanesia) Bp Samuel Sahu; Asst Bp of Malaita - Bp Alfred Hou
St Petersburg: Priest in charge: Vacant.
ACP:Malakal - (Sudan) Bp Hilary Garang Deng; Malakal - Bentiu Area - Bp John Gattek
Cyril and Methodius, missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885 (Moravia)
Valentine, martyr, c.269 (Italy)
The Russian Orthodox Church. Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.
ACP:Manchester - (York, England) Bp David Walker; Manchester - Bolton - Bp Christopher Paul Edmondson; Manchester - Middleton - Bp Mark Davies
Sun 15 Sunday next before Lent
For those taking part in Lent groups.
ACP:Mandalay - (Myanmar) Bp David Nyi Nyi Naing
WCC: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Kiev Christ Church (Ukraine): Priest: Blair Clarson.
People and government of Ukraine.
ACP:Manicaland - (Central Africa) Bp Julius Tawona Makoni
Porvoo: Worcester, England - Bp John Inge, Bp Graham Usher; Hamar, Norway - Bp Solveig Fiske
Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977 (Uganda)
For the grace to forgive and to receive forgiveness.
ACP:Mara - (Tanzania) Bp Hilkiah Omindo Deya
Wed 18 Ash Wednesday
"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ."
ACP:Marathwada - (North India) Bp Madhukar Kasab
Odessa (Ukraine) Mission to Seafarers: Port Chaplain: Sasha Sorokin.
ACP:Maridi - (Sudan) Bp Justin Badi Arama
Saints and marytrs of Africa
Tbilisi (Georgia): Occasional services.
Peoples and governments of the Caucasus.
ACP:Maryland - (III, The Episcopal Church) Bp Eugene Sutton; Maryland - (III, The Episcopal Church) Bp Heather Cook
Warsaw: Priest in charge: David Brown
Polish Old Catholic Church: Bp Wiktor Wysoczanski. People and government of Poland.
ACP:Masasi - (Tanzania) Bp Patrick Mwachiko
Sun 22 1st Sunday of Lent
Archdeaconry of France: Archdeacon: Ian Naylor; Area Deans: Debbie Flach, Andrew Hawken.
ACP:Maseno North - (Kenya) Bp Simon Oketch; Maseno South - (Kenya) Bp Francis Abiero
WCC: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta
Polycarp, bishop, martyr, c.155
Aquitaine, including Bertric Burée, Bordeaux, Condom, Doudrac, Limeuil, Monteton, Périgueux-Chancelade, Ste-Nathalene, Sorges: Chaplain: Paul Vrolijk; Asst chaplains: Bramwell Bearcroft, Brian Davies, Elizabeth Morris, Gillian Strachan; Readers: Janis Adams, Roger Verall.
ACP:Maseno West - (Kenya) Bp Joseph Wasonga
Limerick and Killaloe, Ireland - Bp Kenneth Kearon; Roskilde, Denmark - Bp Peter Fischer-Moeller
Beaulieu-sur-Mer St Michael: Priest in charge: Vacant.
ACP:Masindi-Kitara - (Uganda) Bp George Kasangaki
Ordinands on theological courses: Susan Bolen, Ernest Okoke, Matt Phipps, Nicolas Razfindratsima, Charlotte Sullivan & Mike Waltner, Jane McBride, Phil Harvey, Christine Saccali - ERMC; Jean-Luc Sergent - St Mellitus.
ACP:Massachusetts - (I, The Episcopal Church) Bp Alan McIntosh Gates; Bp Suffr. Massachusetts - Bp Gayle Harris; Western Massachusetts - Bp Douglas Fisher
Biarritz: Priest in charge: Ian Naylor.
ACP:Masvingo - (Central Africa) Bp Godfrey Tawonezwi Matabeleland - (Central Africa) Bp Cleophas Lunga
George Herbert, priest, poet, 1633
Ordinands at theological colleges, Hugo Adan, Emmanuel Nazir Masih - Westcott; Endre Kormos - Mirfield, Angela Lewis - St John’s. Nottingham, James Christie Brown & Olga Fabrikantova - Ridley, Austin Uzoigwe - Queen’s Birmingham.
ACP:Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp) - (Southern Africa) Bp Stephen Diseko
For vocations to the sacred ministry of the church.
ACP:Mbaise - (Nigeria) Bp Chamberlain Chinedu Ogunedo
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