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“We believe in one Only and True God, the Father Almighty, Creator and Framer of all things And in one Only begotten Son of God, who, before all ages,...”

The date is from: Gwatkin, H. M. Arians. The Arian Controversy. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908. The translation of the text is from: Schaff, Philip, ed. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church.

Devotional

We Remember Trinity Sunday (1858)

Is there anything in the world of such unspeakable importance to us as to know who God is? … We have received eve...

Events

337

Death of Constantine, the first Roman emperor to consider himself a Christian. He had issued an edict officially tolerating Christianity and summoned the Council of Nicea to settle the Arian dispute over the nature of Christ.

Authority for the date: Britannica.

352

Liberius, widely regarded as a heretic, is ordained Bishop of Rome (i.e.: pope).

Authority for the date: Wace, Henry. A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature....

359

Semi-Arians meet hoping to produce a creed to supercede the Nicene creed. Their product is called the “Dated” creed.

Authority for the date: Frend, W. H. C. The Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.

1377

Pope Gregory XI issues a bull against John Wycliffe.

Authority for the date: Christian History 3 (1983).

1533

The first Augustinians arrive in Mexico.

Authority for the date: Dussel, Enrique. A History of the Church in Latin America. Eerdmans, 1981.

1690

Death of Johann Schutz, a lawyer in high standing on Frankfort’s town council. A friend of Philip Spener, Schutz had cheered him on as he spearheaded the Lutheran renewal movement that became known as Pietism. Schutz authored the hymn “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above.”

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1799

Pioneering Presbyterian minister Rev. Joseph Bullen meets with Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert, using another Chickasaw, Joseph Colbert, as interpreter to propose a mission to the Chickasaw Indians—a proposal that is well received.

Authority for the date: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ewyatt/_borders/Before%20Monroe%20Mission.html

1869

Death of Dr. Jonas King, missionary to Greece. He had been an outstanding linguist.

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

1994

Pope John Paul II reaffirms that priestly ordination is for men only.

Authority for the date: Pope John Paul II. Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

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