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Quote of the day

“After prayerful consideration and mature deliberation, I thought it my duty to offer myself as a candidate for the ministry. Having decided as to the...”

Lovett, Richard. James Gilmour of Mongolia. London: Religious Tract Society, [n.d.].

Devotional

Ash Wednesday (1895)

And he [Jesus] said to them [the disciples], “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”...

Events

1675

American Indians capture Mary Rowlandson and her three children during King Philip’s war in Massachusetts and hold them for ransom. Five years later she will write the first “captivity narrative” which she titles The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.

Authority for the date: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/02calendar/a/0210calendar.htm

1856

Anthony Mary Claret, Archbishop of Santiago and tireless worker for justice and reform is wounded at Holguin, Cuba, by an assassin who lays his face open from ear to jaw with a razor. His calls for an end to racism and oppression had roused opposition.

Authority for the date: Claret, Anthony. Autobiography.

1913

Michael Platonovich Krasnoperov is consecrated as the first bishop of the Orthodox diocese of Akmolinsk, under the name Bishop Methodius. In 1921, the Bolsheviks will execute Methodius as an example to rebellious peasants, stabbing him and thrusting his cross into one of the wounds.

Authority for the date: Moss, Vladimir. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Urals, Siberia and Central Asia.

1973

Under the dictatorship of Idi Amin, Christians are shot in a stadium in Kabale, Uganda.

Authority for the date: Wooding, Dan. Uganda Holocaust. Zondervan, 1980.

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