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“There is not in Scripture a word more distinctly Divine in its origin and meaning than the word holy. There is not a word that leads us higher into th...”

Murray, Andrew. Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God’s Children to be Holy as He is Holy. Chicago, New York, Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1887.


March quickly through enemy territory (1864)

Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction—Micah...



Death of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, whose faith brought Christianity to many in the nation.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Saint Hugh of Avalon. This noble-minded bishop of Lincoln had been beloved by the people because of his kindness to them and his fearless rebuke of wicked authorities. His tomb will become a pilgrim shrine.

Authority for the date: Encyclopedia Americana, 1956.


Repose (Death) of Sergius of Malopinega, a Russian Orthodox monk who had labored to convert the people of the Chud region and was loved because of his kindness, courage, humility, and mercifulness, especially to the poor.

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Western Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian school, formally opens to students in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

Authority for the date: “Education.” The Church at Home and Abroad. (May 1894) 412.


Hymnwriter Frederick Faber announces he is migrating to the church of Rome.

Authority for the date: Duffield, Samuel Willoughby. English Hymns; their Authors and History. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1886.


Despite the martyrdom of his mentor, Joseph Mukasa, the day before, Denis Ssebuggwawo comes secretly to Catholic missionaries in Uganda and requests baptism, which is administered on the spot. Six months later king Mwanga will have him executed because of his faith.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of James McCosh, eleventh president of Princeton. Born in Scotland, he had helped establish the Scottish Free Church and become a philosopher and theologian of note in the Presbyterian tradition.

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The United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Church unite to form The Evangelical United Brethren Church at Johnstown. The groups originated from the labors of United Brethren in Christ evangelists Philip W. Otterbein and Martin Boehm and also from the evangelism of Jacob Albright (Evangelical Church).

Authority for the date: Ferm, Virgilius. The American Church of the Protestant Heritage. New York: Philosophical Library, 1953.


A religion law goes into effect in Belarus forbidding unregistered religious activity. It requires censorship of religious literature, forbids foreign church leadership and puts tight restrictions on what organizations can be registered.

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