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We Have an Invitation to Relay to Others (1882)

Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child — Jeremiah 1:6 (KJV). Jeremiah, the great prophet, who &ldq...

Events

1361

Death of Johannes Tauler, German mystic and influential preacher.

Authority for the date: Löffler, Klemens. “John Tauler.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912.

1660

The British House of Commons passes a resolution to burn books of John Milton that had championed the Parliamentarian rebellion against Charles I and argued for the legitimacy of that king’s execution. The books will be burned on 27 August 1660.

Authority for the date: Chambers’ Book of Days (1881).

1818

Death of Samuel J. Mills at sea. He had been exploring Africa to see if a mission work could be established. With Adoniram Judson and others, Mills had been a founder of American foreign missions.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1833

John Henry Newman, while traveling on a ship from Italy to France, penned the words to the hymn, “Lead Kindly Light Amid the Encircling Gloom.”

Authority for the date: Price, Carl Fowler. One Hundred and One Hymn Stories. Abingdon, 1923.

1862

Repose (Death) of Archimandrite Moses, who had entered the monastic life with the blessing of the famous St. Seraphim himself. After years of asceticism in Roslavl Forest, he had visited Optina and was persuaded to found a hermitage there.

Authority for the date: http://www.roca.org

1948

Death of Rufus M. Jones, American Quaker theologian. Through his writings and articles he had done much to advance Quaker social action. He had also helped found the American Friends Service Committee.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1983

Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, remaining there through June 23rd.

Authority for the date: World Topic Yearbook.

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