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From Messrs. Mowbray we have received a variety of calendars

in the style of ecclesiastical art which we connect with their name. Prominent among them is The English Churchman's Almanac, ls. net, showing us on the front page the "new High Altai at St. John's Church, Newcastle-on-Tyne." "High Altar," we may remark, indeed "altar" at all, is a term which has no place in authorized manuals.—The Abbey Kalendar shows us well-executed portraits of four English kings, connected in one way or another with the Abbey. The Red Letter Kalendar has some excellent reproductions of famous pictures. ls.—The Daily Text Kalendar, ld., The Little Precepts Kalendar, 3d., and Every-Day Thoughts Kalendar, is., have a common didactic character. With these may be mentioned The Christian Year Kalendar, with its good supply of literary matter. All these are intended for hanging up.—In book form we have The Church Kalendar and Lectionary, edited by Vernon Staley. This alone, we see, gives May 1st as the festival of St. Philip and St. Jacob —the usual form appears in the note, which the editor gives on the " occurrence of Holy Days." In the same list are The Church- man's Almanac and Diary, ld., The Kalendar of the Prayer Book, 3d.