Nov 22 – C. S. Lewis

Nov 22 - C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
Scholar + Apologist + Spiritual Writer
22 November 1963

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Nov 17 – Robert & Hugh of Lincoln

Nov 17 - Robert & Hugh of Lincoln

Robert Grosseteste
Bishop + Scholar
17 November 1253

Hugh
Bishop + Protector of the Oppressed
17 November 1200

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Oct 14 – Samuel Schereschewsky

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Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky
Scholar + Translator + Bishop
14 October 1906

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From the Satucket Lectionary

Portrait of Samuel Isaac Joseph SchereschewskySamuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky was born in Lithuania in 1831, went to Germany to study for the rabbinate, there became a Christian, emigrated to America, trained for the priesthood, and in 1859 was sent by the Episcopal Church to China, where he devoted himself from 1862 to 1875 to translating the Bible into Mandarin Chinese. In 1877 he was elected Bishop of Shanghai, where he founded St. John’s University, and began his translation of the Bible into Wenli (the classical Chinese style of writing). He developed Parkinson’s disease, was largely paralyzed, resigned his position as Bishop of Shanghai, and spent the rest of his life completing his Wenli Bible, the last 2000 pages of which he typed with the one finger that he could still move.

Four years before his death in 1906, he said: “I have sat in this chair for over twenty years. It seemed very hard at first. But God knew best. He kept me for the work for which I am best fitted.”

by James Kiefer

Largely because of the quote above, Bishop Schereschewsky has been chosen “patron saint’ of the Anglican internet mailing list, sometimes known as the “cyberparish of St. Sam’s”. You can find out more about him at their web site:http://www.stsams.org/patron.htm

 

Sep 30 – Jerome of Bethlehem

Sep 30 - Jerome of Bethlehem

Jerome of Bethlehem
Priest + Monk + Scholar + Translator + Theologian
30 September 420

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Sep 26 – Lancelot Andrewes

Sep 26 - Lancelot Andrewes

Lancelot Andrewes
Bishop + Scholar
26 September 1626

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May 25 – Bede the Venerable

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Bede, the Venerable
Priest + Scholar + Monk of Jarrow
25 May 735

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