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“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends John 15 13 . From today on, the Church desires to address as Saint a m...”

Pope John Paul II. “Homily at the Canonization of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe.” (Accessed 7-14-2015).


Christians experience God’s love (1864)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God—1 John 3:1 (ESV). How g...



Wulliam Tracie [William Tracy] dates his will “The x daye of October, in the xxii yere of the rayne of King Henry the VIII.” In it he rejects masses for the dead, declaring that salvation is by faith in Christ alone. Following Tracie’s death, his statement becomes known to Archbishop of Canterbury William Warham, who declares Tracie a heretic and orders Thomas Parker, Chancelor of Worcester, to exhume the body. Parker will burn it publicly.

Authority for the date: The Works of the English Reformers: William Tyndale and John Frith.


John Cotton, famed early American preacher and author, is named a teacher of Boston Church, Massachusetts.

Authority for the date: Williams, Selma R. Divine Rebel: The Life of Anne Marbury Hutchinson. Henry Holt & Co., 1981.


Death of Archbishop of Canterbury John Potter, a high churchman who tried to restore some lapsed practices of the Church of England. He authored useful books, including a mathematics textbook, and Antiquities of Greece.

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Death of starets (elder) Ambrose, considered the most outstanding figure among the Optina Monastery’s startsi (elders). He was bed-ridden for many years and learned that it is in our weakness the power of God is revealed. Considered a prophetic figure by his contemporaries, many consulted him. He recommended repentance and the humble contrition of heart that is acquired by turning one’s life toward God and by hating sin with all one’s strength. The lives of many of his visitors changed completely after they conversed with him.

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Death of Emma Revell Moody, the wife and co-worker of evangelist Dwight L. Moody, sometimes called the backbone of his success. Her serenity and mastery of finances counterbalanced his impulsive and emotional nature.

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Jonathan Udo Ekong is baptized and takes communion at Afaha, Nigeria, in the Scottish Free Church. However, because the Free Church is unable to maintain a work in the area, he will migrate to the Lutheran Church from which he will receive his theological training and become its first indeginous missionary to the Nigerian people, serving them forty-six years.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of George Bennard, American Methodist evangelist and hymn writer, who authored and composed the music for the popular hymn “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

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