Lutherans rejoice with the Apostle Paul in considering all baptized followers of our Lord Jesus living faithfully in the body of Christ to be saints. Each week, we feature different saints on our website, as listed in the Lutheran Book of Worship. Their images and hyperlinks chronicled below. Click here to see some modern-day saints!

Image (hyperlinked) Date of Festival -- Name -- Title -- Date Passed on to Higher Service

24 May -- Leonhard Euler -- Teacher (perhaps the greatest mathematician of the 18th century) -- A.D. 1783

http://www.shu.edu/projects/reals/history/euler.html

2 May -- Athanasius -- Bishop of Alexandria -- A.D. 373

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/152.html

29 April -- Cathrine of Siena -- Teacher -- A.D. 1380

http://www.ccel.org/c/catherine/dialog/dialog.html

22 April -- Toyohiko Kagawa --Renewer of Society -- A.D. 1960

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/143.html

21 April -- Anselm -- Archbishop of Canterbury -- A.D. 1109

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/04/21.html

10 April -- Mikael Agricola -- Bishop of Turku --1557

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/135.html

9 April -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer -- Theologian, Teacher, Pastor, Martyr -- A.D. 1945

http://www.dbonhoeffer.org/node/3

6 April -- Albrecht Durer -- Reformation Artist -- A.D. 1528

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/durer/

29 March -- Hans Nielsen Hauge -- Renewer of the Church -- A.D. 1824

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/122.html

22 March -- Jonathan Edwards -- Teacher, Missionary to American Indians -- A.D. 1758

http://www.jonathanedwards.com/

17 March -- Patrick -- Bishop, Missionary to Ireland -- A.D. 461

http://www.thefathershouse.org/features/patrick.html

 

12 March -- Gregory the Great -- Bishop of Rome -- A.D. 604

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/120.html

 

7 March -- Thomas Aquinas -- Teacher --A.D. 1274

http://www.aquinasonline.com/

7 March -- Perpetua and Felicitas -- Martyrs --A.D. 202

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/actsperpetua.html

2 March -- Charles Wesley -- Renewer of the Church --A.D. 1788

http://gbgm-umc.org/umhistory/wesley/hymns/

2 March -- John Wesley -- Renewer of the Church --A.D. 1791

http://gbgm-umc.org/umhistory/wesley/

25 February -- Elizabeth Fedde -- Deaconess -- A.D. 1921

http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/pubs/nas/volume20/vol20_9.htm

23 February -- Polycarp -- Bishop of Smyrna --Martyr --A.D. 156

http://www.cin.org/saints/polycarp.html

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20 February -- Rasmus Jensen -- First Lutheran Pastor in North America -- A.D. 1620

http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/academic/computing/comp4064/projects/wilker/client/church.html

18 February -- Martin Luther -- Reformer -- A.D. 1546

http://www.luther.de

14 February -- Methodius -- Bishop, Missionary to the Slavs -- A.D. 885

http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Cyril&Methodius.htm

14 February -- Cyril -- Monk, Missionary to the Slavs -- A.D. 869

http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Cyril&Methodius.htm

3 February -- Ansgar -- Archbishop of Hamburg, missionary to Denmark and Sweden

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainta30.htm

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27 January -- Lydia -- Follower of the Risen Christ

http://www.hillsdale.edu/dept/Phil&Rel/Biography/01/29.html

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27 January -- Dorcas -- Follower of the Risen Christ

http://www.hillsdale.edu/dept/Phil&Rel/Biography/01/29.html

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27 January -- Phoebe -- Follower of the Risen Christ

http://www.hillsdale.edu/dept/Phil&Rel/Biography/01/29.html

26 January -- Timothy -- Follower of the Risen Christ -- Bishop of Ephesus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy

 

26 January -- Titus -- Follower of the Risen Christ
26 January -- Silas -- Follower of the Risen Christ

15 January -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Renewer of society; Martyr -- A.D. 1968

http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1964/

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/sermonsFrame.htm

13 January -- George Fox -- Renewer of society -- 1691

http://www.san.beck.org/WP12-FoxandPenn.html

 

5 January -- Kaj Munk -- Martyr -- 1944

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/kajmunk.htm

2 January -- Johannes Konrad Wilhelm Loehe -- Pastor -- 1872

http://www.ctsfw.edu/etext/loehe/

14 December -- Teresa of Avila -- Renewer of the Church -- 1582

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintt01.htm

14 December -- John of the Cross -- Renewer of the Church -- 1591

http://www.ccel.org/j/john_cross/

11 December -- Lars Olsen Skrefsrud -- Missionary to India -- 1910

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/16.html

7 December -- Ambrose -- Bishop of Milan -- 397 A.D.

http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/1207.htm

http://www.geocities.com/~stilicho/literature/ambrosex.html

 

6 December -- Nicholas -- Bishop of Myra -- 342 A.D.

http://www.stnicholasla.com/SaintNicholas.htm

3 December -- Francis Xavier -- Missionary -- 1552 A.D.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1552xavier4.html

27 November -- Isaac Watts -- Hymnswriter -- 1748 A.D.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/w/a/watts_i.htm

23 November -- Clement -- Bishop of Rome -- circa 100 A.D.

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/1clement.html

17 November -- Elizabeth of Thuringia -- Princess of Hungary -- 1231 A.D.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainte01.htm

11 November -- Soren Kierkegaard -- Teacher -- 1855 A.D.

http://www.webcom.com/kierke/

7 November -- John Heyer -- Missionary to India -- 1873 A.D.

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/14.html

31 October -- Martin Luther -- Reformer of the Church -- 1546 A.D.

http://www.luther.de

28 October -- Saint Simon -- Apostle -- 1st century A.D.

http://www.kofc.org/liturgical/october2001/simon.htm

28 October -- Saint Jude -- Apostle -- 1st century A.D.

http://www.kofc.org/liturgical/october2001/simon.htm

23 October -- James of Jerusalem -- Brother of our Lord, Martyr -- 1st century A.D.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/10/23.html

17 October -- Ignatius -- Bishop of Antioch, Martyr -- 115 A.D.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/IGNATIUS.htm

7 October -- Henry Melchior Muhlenberg -- Missionary to America -- 1787 A.D.

http://members.aol.com/Mhlnbrg/HMuhl.htm

6 October -- William Tyndale -- Translator, Martyr -- 1536 A.D.

http://www.tyndale.org/

4 October -- Francis -- Renewer of the Church -- 1226 A.D.

http://www.trinity327.com/faith/STFRANC1.html

30 September -- Jerome -- Translator, Teacher -- 420 A.D.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj06.htm

25 September -- Sergius of Radonezh -- Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow -- 1392 A.D.

http://www.sobornost.org/stsergius.htm

18 September -- Dag Hammarskjold -- Peacemaker; Secretary General -- 1961 A.D.

http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1961/hammarskjold-bio.html

13 September -- John Chrysostom -- Bishop of Constantinople -- 407 A.D.

http://www.chrysostom.org/

4 September -- Albert Schweitzer -- Missionary to Africa -- 1965 A.D.

http://www.pcisys.net/~jnf/

2 September -- Nikolai Grundtvig -- Bishop and Renewer of the Church -- 1872 A.D.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/09/03.html

31 August -- John Bunyan -- Teacher -- A.D. 1688

http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.John.Bunyan/About.This.Site.html

http://www.johnbunyan.org/

28 August -- Augustine -- Bishop of Hippo -- A.D. 430

http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Augustine_Hippo.htm

24 August -- Bartholomew -- Apostle of Christ -- 1st Century A.D.

http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Bartholomew.htm

20 August -- Bernard -- Abbot of Clairvaux -- A.D. 1153

http://www.osb.org/cist/bern.html

15 August -- Mary -- Mother of our Lord Jesus -- 1st century A.D.

http://www.cptryon.org/compassion/mary/mother.html

13 August -- Florence Nightingale -- Renewer of Society -- A.D. 1910

http://www.countryjoe.com/nightingale/nutting.htm

13 August -- Clara Maass-- Renewer of Society -- A.D. 1901

http://www.sbhcs.com/hospitals/clara_maass/history/index.html

10 August -- Saint Lawrence -- Deacon, Martyr --

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintl02.htm

29 July -- Saint Olaf -- King of Norway, Martyr -- 1030 A.D.

http://carmelnet.org/missions/saints/olaf/olaf.htm

28 July -- George Frederick Handel -- Hymnwriter -- 1759 A.D.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/h/a/n/handel_gf.htm

28 July -- Heinrich Schutz -- Hymnwriter -- 1672 A.D.

http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/schutz.html

28 July -- Johann Sebastian Bach -- Hymnwriter -- 1750 A.D.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/b/a/c/bach_js.htm

23 July -- Brigitta of Sweden -- 1373 A.D.

http://www.garbell.com/stbridget/history/bridget.htm

22 July -- Mary the Magdalene -- Apostle of Christ

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/206.html

 

15 July -- Olga -- Confessor of Russia, Grandmother of Vladimir -- A.D. 969

http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/saints/olga_princess.htm

15 July -- Vladimir -- First Christian Ruler of Russia, Grandson of Olga -- A.D. 1015

http://www.orthodoxworld.ru/english/istoria/2/index.htm

12 July -- Nathan Soderblom -- Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden -- A.D. 1931

"Lord, be before us to guide us, be behind us to push us, be beneath us to carry us, be above us to bless us, be around us to protect us, be in us so that in body and soul we serve you for the glory of your Name." Nathan Soderblom Archbishop of Uppsala Nobel Peace Prize -- 1930 A.D.

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/199.html

11 July -- Benedict of Nursia -- Abbot of Monte Cassino -- circa A.D. 540

http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BENEDICT.htm

1 July -- John Mason Neale -- Hymnwriter -- A.D. 1866

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/n/e/neale_jm.htm

1 July -- Catherine Winkworth -- Hymnwriter -- A.D.1878

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/w/i/n/winkworth_c.htm

25 June -- Philipp Melanchthon -- Renewer of the Church -- A.D. 1530

http://www.melanchthon.de/e/

24 June -- John the Baptist -- Prophet and Forerunner of Jesus the Christ -- A.D.30

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj02.htm

 

14 June -- Basil the Great -- Cappadocian Father, Bishop of Caesarea --A.D. 379

http://www.basilian.org/Publica/StBasil/Stbasil1.htm

14 June -- Gregory of Nazianzus -- Cappadocian Father, Bishop of Constantinople -- circa A.D. 389

http://www.digiserve.com/mystic/Christian/Nazianzus/

14 June -- Gregory -- Cappadocian Father, Bishop of Nyssa --A.D. 379

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/121.html

1 June -- Justin -- Martyr at Rome -- A.D. 165

27 May -- John Calvin -- Renewer of the Church -- A.D. 1564

http://www.ccel.org/c/calvin/