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How much do you know about Saint Lydia Thyatira? Saint John of the Cross?

That s today s matchup in the Round of the Saintly Sixteen, part of created by Rev. Tim Schenck in 2010. Schenck, an Episcopal priest in Hingham, Mass., came up with the unique Lenten devotion by combining his love of sports with his interest in the saints, according to a .

Each year, 32 saints of the calendar of the Episcopal Church are placed on a in a single-elimination tournament. People are invited to visit the Lent Madness website, read about the saints and in the day s matchup, the website says. Winners advance to the Saintly Sixteen, the Elate Eight, the Faithful Four and the two finalists for the Golden Halo, which will be announced on April 16. Their progress can also be tracked on Twitter by following @lentmadness.

The contest is hosted by Forward Movement Publications.

Last year s winner was Francis Perkins (architect of the New Deal who was added to the Episcopal calendar in 2009 for optional commemoration). Others are Mary Magdalene, C.S. Lewis and George Herbert.

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