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“I am at work in a firm that deals especially with the sin disease and we recommend the mourner s bench and confession and forsaking and believing and...”

Miller, Basil. Bud Robinson: Miracle of Grace. Kansas City, Missouri: Beacon Hill Press, 1947.


God cares for his children in old age (1819)

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will...



Death of Gregory of Tours, influential bishop of Tours and historian of the Franks.

Authority for the date: New Catholic Encyclopedia.


Death of influential Hild (aka Hilda) of Whitby, abbess of a double monastery of women and men, the site of a famous synod that determined the direction of English Christianity.

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The fortress of Q’ueli in Georgia, defended by Christians against the Muslim forces of Sajid emir of Azerbaijan, falls after a twenty-eight day seige. The Christian commander Mikel-Gobron is beheaded when he refuses to convert to Islam.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Death of Elizabeth of Hungary, at age thirty-four. A noblewoman, she had used her wealth to help the needy. Following her husband’s death, she had become the first of the Franciscan Tertiaries and tended the sick at Marburg. (Tertiaries are men or women who serve God within secular occupations.)

Authority for the date: New Catholic Encyclopedia.


Giordano Ansalone, missionary to Japan, is martyred in Nagasaki.

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Death of Joseph Alleine, English Puritan, having burned himself out by age thirty-four in labors for the Lord. He wrote Alleine’s Alarm.

Authority for the date: Morgan, Robert J. On This Day. Nelson, 1997.


Death of Johanesa Rakotovao, a pastor, educator, linguist, and Lutheran leader in Madagascar. He was among those who pressed for an end to colonial rule.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


In Stone v. Graham, by a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Kentucky statute requiring the posting of the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.

Authority for the date: STONE v. GRAHAM, 449 U.S. 39 (1980).

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