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Break Your Alabaster Boxes (1888)

Love is always extravagant, but think what it did. The blood was soon to flow down that blessed face [Christ’s], a...



Arrest of Maria Cazzala in Toledo, Spain, accused of Lutheranism. Her trial will drag on for years and include torture.

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Anton Rubinstein’s sacred opera The Tower of Babel is given in Boston by the Handel and Haydn Society.

Authority for the date: Lahee, Henry Charles. Annals of Music in America. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1922. 


Theodore Epp launches the “Back to the Bible Broadcast” in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Archbishop Edward Mooney, the new leader of the Catholic Church in Detroit, instructs Father Charles Coughlin to cease all non-pastoral activities on pain of being defrocked. Coughlin, a popular radio broadcaster and an ardent supporter of Roosevelt and the New Deal, had increasingly sided with German socialism (Nazism) and attacked Jews and Communists in his radio broadcasts.

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Baptism of Esperança Berta, who will become a notable woman in the Anglican Church of Mozambique—bishop’s wife, church planter, and inspirational leader. Five thousand people will turn out for her funeral in 1998.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of Ralph Darby Williams. The Assembly of God missionary had spent his life equipping South American saints.

Authority for the date: Heroes of the Faith. Assemblies of God, 1980.


A mob of several hundred Muslims rushes the Assembly of God Church at Imbaba, a poor section of Cairo, after attending Friday prayer at the mosque.

Authority for the date: Bistawros, Baheg T. The Coptic Christians of Egypt Today: Under Threat of Annihilation.

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