Composer of music for the Roman Catholic Church and for the early Anglican Church. He created a deeply moving tradition of Anglican choral music that continues to inspire composers of religious music at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and elsewhere.
Sergius: (4th century) Roman soldier who was martyred for his Christian faith. The ancient veneration of these two men offers gay Christians, and those who love and support them, a ray of hope by showing how the Church openly honored two people of the same gender in a loving relationship. In their relationship as Sergius and Bacchus found courage for the choice they were called to make as witnesses to their faith. (October 7)