Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Thank you for engaging the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer; your intercessions are greatly appreciated within the diocesan community. The Cycle of Prayer is currently in the process of being updated. Additional months will be posted as they become available. Please send any corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. Commemorations are drawn from the book A Great Cloud of Witnesses (Church Publishing, 2016).
Friday, January 1, New Year’s Day [Feast of the Holy Name]. Congregations. Faith Church, Laguna Niguel (1991). (1963); Clergy: Alice Callaghan (1982); Graham (Pete) Berry (1985); Peter Clergy: Barry Verdi Browning (1992). World Mission Companions: The Diocese of Jerusalem — Holy Family, Raineh.
Sunday, January 3 [William Passavant; Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Seraphim of Sarov, Juliana of Lazarevo]. Clergy: Martha Siegel (1987).
Monday, January 4 [Elizabeth Seton, Thomas Atkinson]. Clergy: David Caffrey (1975), Douglas Gordon (1986), Glenn Libby (1996); Carren Sheldon (2014).
Wednesday, January 6, Feast of the Epiphany. Congregations: Church of the Epiphany (Lincoln Heights), Los Angeles (1886); Church of the Epiphany, Oak Park/Agoura Hills (1980). Clergy: Jan Womer (1968); Michael Neils (1977); Eduardo Bresciani, Nancy Brown, Anna Olson, Robert Two Bulls, Pamela Tyler (2001), Colleen Sterne (2007); Mark Bradshaw (2018).
Thursday, January 7. Clergy: Carole Herzog (1984; Patricia Ash, Karri Backer, Hsin-Fen Chang, Mary Crist, David Erickson, Heather Erickson, John Livingston, Elizabeth Williams (2012).
Friday, January 8 [Harriet Bedell]. Clergy: Rick Byrum, Marilyn Omernick (2000); Michele Baker-Wright, Michael Bell, Mary Marjorie Bethea (2011).
Saturday, January 9 [Julia Chester Emery]. Clergy: Anthony Jewiss, Barbara Stewart (1993); Juan Barragan, Joyce Stickney (1999); Amy Cox, Kate Cress, Jonathan Dephouse, Melissa Campbell-Langdell, Lucinda Voien, Paula Jo Vukmanic, William Wells (2010), Courtney Tan (2021), Liz Gagnon Piraino (2021), Steve Swartzell (2021), Walter J Thorne (2021), and Greta Ronningen (2021). Widows: Helen Francis (Michael, 1993).
Sunday, January 10 [William Laud]. Clergy: Charles Stacy (1970); Michael DiCarlo (1981); Beryl Nyre-Thomas (1987); Jeffrey Clawson, Shannon Collis, Allison English, William Garrison, Victoria Mouradian, Richard Whittaker, Jr. (2010).
Monday, January 11. Clergy: Mark Asman (1976); Virginia Erwin (1987); Peter Browning, Lisa Rotchford, Aidan Koh, Gary London, Hank Mitchel (1992); Michael Seiler (1998); Earl Gibson, Katherine Lewis, Garrett Mettler, Amy Pringle (2003); Linda Wirt Ahron, Jenifer Chatfield, George Daisa, Steven DeMuth, Nancy Frausto, Francisco Garcia, Sally Howard, Stephanie Wilson Brown, Marianne Zahn (2014).
Tuesday, January 12 [Aelred of Rievaulx, Caesaria of Arles]. Clergy: David Duncan, Robert Gaestel, John Kpoto, Lorne Weaver (1980); Toni Stuart (1990); Hong Nguyen, Jo Ann Weeks (1991); Emilie Bush, Carolyn Estrada, Julie Morris (2002); Bonnie Brandon, Jason Cox, Thomas Hui Liang Ni, Lester Mackenzie, Karen Maurer, Ada Wong-Nagata (2008); James Lee, Edith Oloimooja, Sharon Sheffield (2013); Laurel Coote, Joseph Courtney, Antonio Gallardo, Carol Horton-Howe, Jennifer Wagner Pavia, Sarah Anne Reynolds, Anil Shaw (2019).
Wednesday, January 13 [Hilary of Poitiers]. Congregations: St. Hilary’s, Hesperia, 1988. Clergy: Judith Heffron, Susan Purnell (1990); Lynda Crow, Carrie Patterson Grindon, Norman Hull, Mark Kowalewski, You-Leng Leroy Lim, Ramiro Rodriguez (1996); Holly Cardone, Robin Kassabian, Elizabeth McQuitty, Edward Milkovich, Gethin Wied (2018).
Thursday, January 14 [George Berkeley]. Congregations: Holy Faith, Inglewood (1913). Clergy: Jon Bruno (Priest, 1978; Bishop, April 29, 2000),Steven Galipeau, Christopher Rubel (1978); Peter Rood, Joanna Satorius, Susan Scranton (1995); Edward Sniecienski (Deacon, 2005); Charles Asher, Mark Hallahan, Abel Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Munoz, Sarah Nichols, Neil Tadken, Richard Tiff, Mary Trainor (2006); Brian O’Rourke (2012); Norma Guerra, Louise Macatee, Jana Milhon-Martin, Christopher Montella (2017).
Friday, January 15 [Birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]. Clergy: Charles Belknap, Gary Hall, Victoria Hatch, Mark Shier (1977); Philip Lance (1988); Virginia Benson, Eleanor Owen, Anne Tumilty.
Saturday, January 16. Clergy: Robert Hauert (1960), Elizabeth Hooper-Rosebrook (1988); Nathan Biornstad, Gina Gore, Peter Hwang (2016).
Sunday, January 17 [Antony of Egypt]. Clergy: Robert Dannals (1982); Betsy Anderson, Jamie Edwards-Acton, Diane Jardine Bruce (Priest, 1998; Bishop, May 15, 2010), Holger Laske, Katharine MacKenzie, Susan Russell, Keith Yamamoto (1998); Todd Blackham (2015); Katie Cadigan, Ann Brant Calhoun, Martha Johns, Nathaniel Katz, Lorenzo Lebrija, Chitra Rao (2015).
Monday, January 18. [Confession of St. Peter]. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins (continuing through January 25). Please remember the people of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which whom the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on November 21, 1993, launched a covenant relationship rooted in baptism. Please also remember the people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, and the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Congregations: St. Peter’s, San Pedro (1885); St. Peter’s, Santa Maria (1915), St. Peter’s, Rialto (1957). Clergy: Larry Brown, John Conrad, Margaret Cunningham, Steve Dean, Faye Hogan, Marilyn Mason (1997), Carol Ann Locke (Deacon, 2003).
Tuesday, January 19 [Wulfstan of Worcester]. Widows: Katherine Robertson (David, 1978).
Wednesday, January 20 [Fabian]. Clergy: Huston Horn (1970).
Thursday, January 21 [Agnes & Cecilia]. Clergy: George Woodward, III (1984); Ellen Hill, Anne Sutherland Howard, Sarah Koelling Belknap, Antony Miller (1989).
Friday, January 22 [Vincent]. Clergy: Robert Cornner, Lynn Jay, Patricia O’Reilly (1983); Karen Calafat, Michael Cooper, Rachel Nyback, Nancy Sinclair, Kathleen Sylvester, Cindy Voorhees, Ellen Wekall, Christopher Worthley (2005).
Saturday, January 23 [Phillips Brooks, Satoko Kitihara]. Clergy: Stephen Williams (1977); Thomas Jayawardene (1978); Kristin Neily Barberia (1991).
Sunday, January 24 [Ordination of Florence Li Tim-Oi]. Clergy: Robert Moon, Laura Queen (2004), John Harvey Taylor (Priest, 2004; Bishop, July 8, 2017); Catherine Wagar (Deacons, 2010).
Monday, January 25, [Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle]. Congregations: St. Paul’s Commons (1864); St. Paul’s, Pomona (1881); St. Paul’s, Ventura (1888); St. Paul’s, Santa Paula (1892); St. Paul’s, Lancaster (1930); St. Paul’s, Barstow (1949); St. Paul’s, Tustin (1960). Institutions and Organizations: Canterbury UC-Irvine (1966). Clergy: Richard Swanson (1965). Widows: Beatrice Borrell (Eldon, 1991).
Saturday, January 30. Widows: Maria de la Luz (Alfonso Sanchez, 2010).
Sunday, January 31.[John Bosco, Samuel Shoemaker]. Organizations: Girls’ Friendly Society (1877). Widows: Grace Reed (Walter, 1977).