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Quote of the day

“Be content with no degree of sanctification. Be always crying out, Lord, let me know more of myself and of thee.”

Whitefield, George. Letter CCLXII to Mrs. S_______, Works. I, 245.

Devotional

Make Use of the Least Gift (1877)

The kingdom of heaven is like yeast, St. Matthew 13:33 (NIV). Thought.— God needs little to do much. What is small...

Events

661

Death of Finan, bishop of Lindisfarne (an island in the North Sea) who had sought to preserve Celtic customs against Roman influence.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1600

Pantheist philosopher and occult practitioner Giordano Bruno is burned alive by secular authorities to whom the Roman Inquisition hands him over after an eight year investigation and trial.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1791

Methodist evangelist John Wesley becomes ill after preaching at Lambeth and will die on March 2nd.

Authority for the date: Hatfield, Edwin. The Poets of the Church. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1884.

1821

Levi Parsons arrives in Jerusalem, the first Protestant missionary to found a permanent mission in that city.

Authority for the date: Jessup, Henry. Fifty Three Years in Syria.

1828

Representative John Quincy Adams comments in his diary on the overly-crowded conditions of the church that meets inside the Capitol building in Washington.

Authority for the date: John Quincy Adams, Memoirs, Vol. VII.

1898

Death of Francis Willard, a Methodist crusader for prohibition and women’s rights.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1912

Death of John Nelson “Praying” Hyde, who had served as a missionary in India. His last words were, “Shout the victory of Jesus Christ!” He had recently undergone surgery for a malignant tumor of the brain.

Authority for the date: Miller, Basil. Praying Hyde. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1953.

1926

Arrest of Dr. Kao, a Chinese Christian who had moved into the pagan city of Gan-djou to act as a Christian witness. Authorities are angry at him for exposing criminal activities in the city government. He will suffer in jail for many months.

Authority for the date: Platt, J. Three Women: Mildred Cable, Francesca French, Eva French. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.

1977

Death of Orestes (Chornock) of Agathonikeia, who had helped draw thirty-seven Catholic uniate parishes in North America back to Orthodoxy after years of conflict with Rome, which wanted to Latinize the churches and end priestly marriages. Orestes became the first ruling bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese.

Authority for the date: orthodoxwiki.org.

2001

Death of Richard Wurmbrandt, Romanian-born founder of the Voice of the Martyrs and of ministries to Eastern Europe during the Communist era.

Authority for the date: World.

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