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Wang Zhiming (193?-1973) Martyr of the church in China. Educated in mission schools and ordained in 1951, Wang served as pastor to the Christians of Wuding County in Yunnan, his home. During the Cultural Revolution he opposed the atheistic persecutions by the Red Guards; he was arrested in 1969 and executed at a mass rally in 1973. He is remembered reverently in Wuding, where today there are some 30,000 Christians and more than 100 places of worship.

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

Simone Weil: (1909–1943) French Jewish woman classicist and philosopher. Rapturously in love with Jesus Christ, she refused to seek baptism in order to remain identified with a world seeking redemption. (August 24) http://www.saintgregorys.org/saints-by-name.html

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher. Deported by the Nazis in he made his way to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he.

William Byrd (1543–1623) 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. (July 4). See all the Dancing Saints here: http://www.saintgregorys.org/saints-by-name.html

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.

Samuel Joseph Isaac Schereschewski (1831–1906) was sent to China to become bishop of Shanghai, but on landing he fell ill with a fever that left him paralyzed. Unable to carry out his original mission, he spent the rest of his life translating the Bible into Chinese. We honor him for his perseverance: “I could never have done my work except for the illness and the wheelchair”—and we celebrate his finding a way to bring the Word to his new people…

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher. Deported by the Nazis in he made his way to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he.

Sadi (1184-1291) Medieval Persian poet whose Gulistan (The Rose Garden) and Bustan (Orchard) are classics of Sufi mystical literature. His work includes the parable of the injured fox fed by the tiger, and he is depicted with a tiger.See all the Dancing Saints here: http://www.saintgregorys.org/saints-by-name.html

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

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)

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)

Origen: (185–254) Alexandrian theologian and teacher whose homilies deeply influenced Gregory of Nyssa. Origen established the norm of scripture commentary for Christian theology. Probably the first Christian to learn Hebrew in order to read the Old Testament in its original language. http://www.saintgregorys.org/saints-by-name.html

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

Church Fathers, Day Ten: St. Gregory and underestimating God July 31, 2014 by Pete Socks 0 Comments Don’t underestimate God In ancient times as well as our own, people brought forward supposedly scientific arguments against the resurrection. St. Gregory of Nyssa answers them: don’t judge God’s capabilities by your own.

Don’t underestimate God; Church Fathers: Day 010

John Mason Neale (1818–1866) Anglican priest who founded the Sisters of Saint Margaret (one of the first Anglican orders of women after the Reformation) for medical nursing work among England’s rural poor. He insisted on professional training for the nurses and fostered the autonomous leadership of women in their community. Forging strong ecumenical ties with Eastern Orthodoxy, he brought a daring, renewed feeling of beauty and tenderness to Anglican liturgy, hymnody and architecture.(August…

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

Saint Gerard Majella pray for us and childbirth; children; expectant mothers; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; motherhood; mothers; pregnant women; pro-life movement; and unborn children.  Feast day October 16.

Saint Gerard Majella pray for us and childbirth; and unborn children.

Alexandrian Washerwoman: (4th century) To the desert fathers and mothers, the founders of monasticism in the 4th and 5th centuries, an anonymous ordinary woman praying ceaselessly at her work, represents the holiness of all that is ordinary and routine. (July 29) http://www.saintgregorys.org/saints-by-name.html

Alexandrian Washerwoman century) To the desert fathers and mothers, the founders of monasticism in the and centuries, an anonymous ordinary woman prayi.

Mother Lucy Wright (1760–1821) Successor to Mother Ann Lee (charismatic preacher and founder of the Shakers), she is credited with developing choreographed sacred dance and the use of hymns and anthems in Shaker worship. She was an elder in her community at a time when gender equality in religious leadership was unheard of. (February 7)

Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-born, German-educated theologian and philosopher.

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