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Break Your Alabaster Boxes (1888)

Love is always extravagant, but think what it did. The blood was soon to flow down that blessed face [Christ’s], a...



Arrest of Maria Cazzala in Toledo, Spain, accused of Lutheranism. Her trial will drag on for years and include torture.

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Death in Paris of Francois de Paris, a saintly Jansenist. Extraordinary miracles will occur at his tomb. Louis Basile Carré de Montgeron, a Conseiller au Parlement, who was originally a skeptic, will fill three volumes of claims with certified proofs of the miracles.

Authority for the date: Chambers’ Book of Days


Baptism in Bombay of Dhanjibhai Naoroji, formerly a Parsi. Despite threats, bribes, and false testimony against him, he will train for the ministry in Scotland and become an evangelist, translator, educator, and leader in the Indian church.

Authority for the date: Satthianadhan and Murdoch, Sketches of India


Anton Rubinstein’s sacred opera The Tower of Babel is given in Boston by the Handel and Haydn Society.

Authority for the date: Lahee, Henry Charles. Annals of Music in America. Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1922. 


Measures against Stundists (Baptists) are set to go into effect in Czarist Russia. This includes taking their children and placing them in care of Russian Orthodox Church believers, identifying them as sectarians on their passports, prohibiting them from operating schools for their children, limiting their hire, and forbidding them burial in consecrated ground.

Authority for the date: Evangelical Christendom(April 1, 1893)


Theodore Epp launches the “Back to the Bible Broadcast” in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Archbishop Edward Mooney, the new leader of the Catholic Church in Detroit, instructs Father Charles Coughlin to cease all non-pastoral activities on pain of being defrocked. Coughlin, a popular radio broadcaster and an ardent supporter of Roosevelt and the New Deal, had increasingly sided with German socialism (Nazism) and attacked Jews and Communists in his radio broadcasts.

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Baptism of Esperança Berta, who will become a notable woman in the Anglican Church of Mozambique—bishop’s wife, church planter, and inspirational leader. Five thousand people will turn out for her funeral in 1998.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of Ralph Darby Williams. The Assembly of God missionary had spent his life equipping South American saints.

Authority for the date: Heroes of the Faith. Assemblies of God, 1980.


A mob of several hundred Muslims rushes the Assembly of God Church at Imbaba, a poor section of Cairo, after attending Friday prayer at the mosque.

Authority for the date: Bistawros, Baheg T. The Coptic Christians of Egypt Today: Under Threat of Annihilation.

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