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Quote of the day

“The lovers of Browning s poetry wonder that any one can ask the question, Is he a religious poet True, he has not written religious epics as Dante and...”

Beale, Dorothea. “The Religious Teaching of Browning,” in Literary Studies of Poems, New and Old. London: George Bell and Son, 1902.

Devotional

Jesus looks on, upholds, and supports (1855)

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken— Acts 4:31 (ESV). [W]hat a ble...

Events

312

Constantine has a Christian vision and will be victorius over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge outside Rome the next day.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

625

Honorius I begins his reign as pope. His belief in Monothelitism (that Christ had only one will, not two), later condemned as heresy by the Roman Catholic Church, will figure in arguments over papal infallibility.

Authority for the date: Chapman, John. “Pope Honorius I.” The Catholic Encyclopedia.

1553

Servetus is condemned by Geneva’s magistrates to burn alive for rejecting the Trinity. Calvin, who had vowed to execute him if he ever fell into his power, later claims he attempted to have the method of execution changed to beheading.

Authority for the date: Durant, Will and Ariel. The Reformation. (The Story of Civilization.) New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957.

1614

Christians in Japan face a deadline to hand over all mission material to authorities.

Authority for the date: Turnbull, Stephen. The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan. Japan Library, 1998.

1659

Boston authorities hang two Quakers, Marmaduke Stephenson and William Robinson, for their faith. The day will later be observed as International Religious Freedom Day.

Authority for the date: “The Testimony of Marmaduke Stevenson.” www.qhpress.org/quakerpages/qwhp/marmduke.htm

1771

Francis Asbury lands in Philadelphia and will lead American Methodists to become the largest denomination in the United States.

Authority for the date: Asbury, Francis. Journal.

1889

The first Lithuanian Church in America is organized in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Alexander Burba as its first pastor.

Authority for the date: www.lithuanian.net

1948

Farewell service is held for Dr. “Harry” Ironside who has resigned as pastor of Moody Memorial church. He will continue to serve as a world evangelist.

Authority for the date: Reese, Ed. "Henry (Harry) Allen Ironside." www.wholesomewords.org

1972

North Vietnamese soldiers enter the Laotian town of Kengkok, taking prisoners, including missionaries Evelyn Anderson, Beatrice Kosin, Lloyd Oppel, and Samuel Mattix.

Authority for the date: http://northwestvets.com/spurs/kosin.htm

1977

Death of Louise Rathke, at Valparaiso, Indiana. She had been the first trained deaconess of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, to serve in India.

Authority for the date: www.lutheranhistory.org

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