“Many met together to consult on a proper method for discharging the public debt it was at length agreed 1 that every member of the society, who was ab...”
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Never Fear to Tell Jesus (1907)
His disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus, Matthew 14:12. WHEN one dies in our ho...
Death of King Oswy of Northumbria. Oswy was involved in the treacherous murder of his main rival, Oswin, who had raised forces to oust him. However, under Oswy’s rule much of the middle of England converted to Christianity and his armies were triumphant against sizable pagan forces.Authority for the date: Dictionary of National Biography
Baptism of Jagiello (Jagaila), King of the Lithuanians, in Poland.Authority for the date: Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. (Pelican History of the Church.)
Death in Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel of Michael Praetorius, German composer, on his fiftieth birthday. He wrote many beautiful pieces of Christian music, such as “In Dulci Jubilo.”Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
John Campanius, Lutheran pastor and missionary to the American Indians, arrives in America (New Sweden on the Delaware River).Authority for the date: https://www.geni.com/projects/Fama-Passengers-1642/9029
Five slaves on St. Thomas Island, writing in behalf of 650 persecuted Christian brothers and sisters, address a letter to the king of Denmark telling of the violence they have experienced from white owners; their owners also burn their books and declare that a “baptized black is no more than kindling wood for the fires of hell.”Authority for the date: Katherine Gerbner, Christian Slavery, p. 181
Death at Crawfordsville, Indiana, of Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur. The novel had been conceived on a train ride while arguing about Christ’s divinity with famous agnostic Robert Ingersoll. It sold more than 300,000 copies in a decade, making it one of the best-selling religious books of the 1800s.Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Repose (death) of Anthimus of Chios. After years of ascetic living and service to others, he had founded the Monastery of Panagia Voithia on the Island of Chios to take women and nuns displaced in a population swap between Turkey and Greece.Authority for the date: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Anthimus_of_Chios
The last hostile soldiers depart from Tavane Mission, a Nazarene work in Mozambique, leaving it in ruins. Nazarenes in Mozambique had suffered much persecution with the coming of revolution and expulsion of missionaries. Benjamin Langa, who had been left in charge of Tavane Mission, once preached with guns pointed at him.Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.