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“Sunday the 8th of September, I went to hear Mr. Walton a local minister of another domination in the forenoon and in the afternoon. After he was done,...”

Bangs, Nathan. A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume II. New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1838; and Lee, Jesse and Minton Thrift. Memoir of the Rev. Jesse Lee: with extracts from his journals. New York: N. Bangs and T. Mason, 1823.


Raise your children wisely (1888)

A foolish son is a sorrow to his mother— Proverbs 10:1. Alas for the many heavy-hearted mothers! Let us do all we...



Massachusetts Puritans found Harvard College, America’s first institution of higher education, just six years after arriving from England. Named for donor John Harvard, the college is intended to train ministers.

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Lutheran missionary Johann Philipp Fabricius arrives in India where he will work among the Tamil people, revising the Tamil Bible and publishing a hymnbook.

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Thérèse of Lisieux pronounces her vows to become a Carmelite nun.

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Pope Pius X announces that modernism is heresy.

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The Russian Orthodox Church convenes a council that elects Sergius as Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’. Because of Communist suppression, the church had been without a patriarch for many years. Needing church support because of the war with Hitler, Stalin had authorized the council, which will also reopen seminaries.

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C. S. Lewis appears on the cover of Time magazine.

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Shanghai’s Bishop Ignatius Kung, forty priests, and three hundred lay leaders in the Chinese church are arrested over the course of two days.

Authority for the date: Hutten, Kurt. Iron Curtain Christians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1967.

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