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Quote of the day

“We hold most earnestly to these great facts and doctrines we all believe from our hearts that the writers of the Bible were inspired of God that Jesus...”

The source of the affirmation is http://www.pcahistory.org/documents/auburntext.html. The source of the date is http://www.thisday.pcahistory.org/2014/01/january-9-the-auburn-affirmation/

Devotional

Share with the poor

A generous person will prosper. Proverbs 11:25 NIV. If I desire to flourish in soul, I must not hoard up my stores, but...

Events

710

Death of St. Adrian (or Hadrian) of Canterbury, an African. Well-educated, he had made Canterbury a center of learning for the British isles.

Authority for the date: Ott, Michael. “St. Adrian of Canterbury.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton, 1907.

1522

Cardinals elect the Dutchman Adrian Dedel to be pope. He takes the name Adrian VI and will be the last non-Italian pope until St. John Paul II in the twentieth-century.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1765

Samuel Stillman is installed at the First Baptist Church, Boston. He will promote separation of church and state in the United States.

Authority for the date: http://www.stillman.org/samu1736.htm

1890

Death of hymnwriter Florence Catherine Armstrong. Her first hymn had appeared in the British Herald during February 1865. One of her best-known was “Oh to Be Over Yonder.”

Authority for the date: Cyberhymnal.

1921

Soviets arrest the Orthodox priest Nilus Matveyevich Matveyev in the Tver province, charging him with “counter-revolutionary agitation.” Owing to an amnesty he is released, but six years later he is arrested again and exiled for three years.

Authority for the date: Moss, Vladimir. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Urals, Siberia and Central Asia.

1922

Death of Julia Chester Emery, who had served forty years as Secretary of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Board of Missions in the Episcopal Church, continually urging expansion of missions and church education.

Authority for the date: Cady, G. Scott and Christopher L. Webber. Year with American Saints. New York: Church Publishing, Inc., 2006.

1924

Death of Frederick C. Conybeare, internationally respected student of the Armenian language, church history, Bible studies, and textual criticism.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1947

Japan’s Christian Layman’s Association is formed under Dr. S. Uzawa, a former president of the Japanese bar association, and Dr. T. Yamamoto, a prominent scientist.

Authority for the date: Kerr, William C. Japan Begins Again. Friendship Press, 1949.

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