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“We must follow Jesus Christ, our Captain, who has marched before us. Men have stripped us of all they could and if this is still the will of God, we s...”

Wylie, James Aitken. The History of Protestantism. London, Paris & New York: Cassell & Company, Limited.


This is Teresa’s day (1836)

Let us consider the love which this seraphic saint [Teresa of Avila] had for Almighty God. It seemed to her impossible t...



(the 24th or 25th of Safar 400; by some calculations, October 18th). Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, hacking out the church’s foundations down to bedrock.

Authority for the date: Calculated using Tarek’s Universal Converter.


A General Council of the Church opens in Vienne. Its opening had been delayed, waiting for Knights Templars to arrive, but they were already under arrest.

Authority for the date: Kirsch, Johann Peter. “Council of Vienne (1311-12).” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton


English reformers Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer are burned at the stake under the government of Queen Mary.

Authority for the date: Encyclopedia Americana, 1956.


Death of Daniel Rowland, Welsh evangelist.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


After four days of torture, Che Jinguang, an elderly Chinese Christian in Boluo, is ordered to renounce Christianity. When he refuses, he is killed and his body thrown into a river, the first-known Protestant martyr in China.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity.


Death of Horatio Gates Spafford, who penned the hymn “It is Well with My Soul.”

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

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