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Wait patiently for Christ’s coming (1862)

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield it...



Death of eastern emperor Michael II, “the Stammerer.” He was an iconoclast but had tried to moderate the rivalry between factions who were for and against icons, even freeing some religious leaders who had been imprisoned for devotion to icons. Weakened by insurrection, he had lost parts of his empire to Muslim attacks.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Reformer William Farel arrives in Geneva where in sixteen months his preaching will convince the city to join the Reformation.

Authority for the date: Smith, Preserved. The Age of the Reformation. New York: Henry Holt, 1920.


Jacques Cartier reaches a place in Canada which he names Montreal.

Authority for the date: ” About Montreal Quebec, Canada Travel Guide.”


Connecticut banishes Quakers, whose liberal theology is seen as a threat.

Authority for the date: “Time Machine.” American Heritage.


The funeral of George Whitefield is held at the Old South First Presbyterian Church in Newburyport. Thousands of people are unable to get even to the door of the church.

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Benjamin Randall founds a congregation of Freewill Baptists in Woolwich, Maine, baptizing five people. He notes that although there are over three hundred present at the baptism, “there were no more than three that ever before saw baptism administered by immersion.”

Authority for the date: Bryant, Scott E. “The Awakening of the Freewill Baptists.”


William Carey, John Rylands, and ten other Baptist pastors form the Particular-Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen which will send Carey to India. They pass around Andrew Fuller’s snuff box to collect pledges for the mission.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.


Arthur Tappan and his anti-slavery associates are forced to slip away from a chapel on Chatham Street to escape a pro-slavery mob that has been egged on by the press.

Authority for the date: Grimké, Archibald H. William Lloyd Garrison.


Johanna Veenstra, the first missionary of the Christian Reformed Church to go to Nigeria, leaves New York on the Mauretania for England from where she will trans-ship to Lagos. She will have an important role in planting the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


The radio program Lutheran Hour premieres on CBS.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.


Repose of Hiero-schemamonk Theodosius of Karoulia at Mount Athos. He had been a strict and prayerful ascetic.

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Death of Deborah Adeyemi Ladeji, a Nigerian Baptist. She had converted from her family’s idol worship despite persecution and death threats, becoming an influential witness to those who knew her.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

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