Dec 2 – Channing Moore Williams

Dec 2 - Channing Moore Williams

Channing Moore Williams
Missionary to Asia
2 December 1910

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Nov 14 – Samuel Seabury

Nov 14 - Samuel Seabury

Samuel Seabury
First American Bishop
14 November 1784

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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

 

Jul 17 – William White

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William White
Bishop of Pennsylvania
17 July 1836

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Jul 11 – Benedict of Nursia

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Benedict of Nursia
Abbot of Monte Casino
Founder of Western Monasticism
11 July c. 540

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May 17 – Thurgood Marshall

May 17 - Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall
Lawyer + Jurist
17 May 1993

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