A014 Additions to the Book of Common Prayer Calendar
Resolved, the House of ________________ concurring,
That the 80th General Convention direct that in the revision of the Book of Common Prayer, the following apostolic-age saints be added to the Calendar, having already received trial use according to the publications that follow each name and citation.
January 26: Timothy, Titus and Silas, companions of Saint Paul (Acts 16, Epistles to Timothy and Titus); LFF2006, LFF 2018
January 27: Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, witnesses of the faith (Acts 16, Acts 9, Romans 16); GCW 2015, LFF 2018
February 26: The Woman of Samaria, traditionally known as Photini (John 4); LFF2018
July 8: Priscilla and Aquila, co-workers of Paul (Acts 18, Romans 16, 1 Cor 16, 2 Tim 4); LFF 2018
July 29: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, of Bethany (Luke 10, John 11-12); LFF2006, LFF2018
August 1: Joseph of Arimathea (Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19); LFF2006
August 3: Joanna, Mary, and Salome, Myrrh-Bearing Women (Matt 28, Mark 16, John 19); LFF2018
Canon I.1.2.n.2.v calls on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer shall be a member ex officio with voice, but without vote. It shall be the duty of the Commission to:
v. Receive and evaluate requests for consideration of individuals or groups to be included in the Calendar of the Church year and make recommendations thereon to the General Convention for acceptance or rejection.
The Calendar of the Book of Common Prayer is the appropriate place to commemorate saints of the Apostolic Age. The addition of these names to the Calendar both fulfills the intention of celebrating saints of the Apostolic Age and offers a more diverse body of those remembered.