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Jesus spoke of “we” and “us” just twice (1916)

Read Mark 14:3-9. Our Lord almost never uses the pronoun “we” with reference to himself and human persons, f...



Repose (death) of Ignatius of Methymna, a Metropolitan of the Greek Church, and founder of the monasteries of Panagia Myrtidiotissa and Leimonos.

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Massachusetts enacts a law prohibiting “Quakerism.” The laws decree fines and mutilations for various offenses.

Authority for the date: Jones, Louis Thomas. “The Quakers of Iowa.”


Death of Thomas H. Kingo, Danish hymnwriter.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


John and Charles Wesley sail for Georgia on the Simmonds. According to John’s journal, their purpose is to save their souls and to live wholly to the glory of God. However, he soon discovers he is spiritually powerless.

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Baptism of Benjamin Randall as an adult, having switched to Baptist views while in the Continental Army.

Authority for the date: Wiley, Frederick Levi. Life and Influence of the Rev. Benjamin Randall: Founder of the Free Baptist Denomination. P


The Presbyterian Synod of Michigan adopts a resolution that leads to the founding of Alma College, principally to educate ministerial students for the Presbyterian Church.

Authority for the date: Bruske, August.  “Alma College, Alma, Michigan.” The Church at Home and Abroad. (May 1894) 409.


Slaughter of French Catholic missionary Henri Chanes and eleven Chinese Christians at Boluo in Guangdong Province. The massacre comes at a time of growing anti-foreigner sentiment in China, owing to Western seizures of Chinese ports and one-sided treaties forced on the hapless nation.

Authority for the date: Paul Hattaway, China’s Christian Martyrs. p. 134


Razafindrasoa of Madagascar takes her vows as a nun. Her Protestant family had opposed the move, even with beatings, until the last moment. Sister Marie-Joseph (the name she takes) will work with children and as a family counselor.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Ambrosius is elected Patriarch of All Georgia. As leader of his nation’s Orthodox Church, he was noted for his resistance to Soviet tyranny. At the conclusion of his 1924 show trial, his words were “My soul belongs to God, my heart to my country; you, my executioners, do what you will with my body.” He was also historian of the Georgian Church.

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Death of Edward Thomas Demby, who had been the second African-American bishop of the Episcopal Church, a suffragen (assistant) bishop.

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