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“We believe in one Only and True God, the Father Almighty, Creator and Framer of all things And in one Only begotten Son of God, who, before all ages,...”

The date is from: Gwatkin, H. M. Arians. The Arian Controversy. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908. The translation of the text is from: Schaff, Philip, ed. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church.


Christ Looked to the Future (1828)

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” —Luke 23:34 (NIV).This prayer was uttered w...



Death of Constantine, the first Roman emperor to consider himself a Christian. He had issued an edict officially tolerating Christianity and summoned the Council of Nicea to settle the Arian dispute over the nature of Christ.

Authority for the date: Britannica.


Liberius, widely regarded as a heretic, is ordained Bishop of Rome (i.e.: pope).

Authority for the date: Wace, Henry. A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature....


Semi-Arians meet hoping to produce a creed to supercede the Nicene creed. Their product is called the “Dated” creed.

Authority for the date: Frend, W. H. C. The Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.


Pope Gregory XI issues a bull against John Wycliffe.

Authority for the date: Christian History 3 (1983).


The first Augustinians arrive in Mexico.

Authority for the date: Dussel, Enrique. A History of the Church in Latin America. Eerdmans, 1981.


Death of Johann Schutz, a lawyer in high standing on Frankfort’s town council. A friend of Philip Spener, Schutz had cheered him on as he spearheaded the Lutheran renewal movement that became known as Pietism. Schutz authored the hymn “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above.”

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Pioneering Presbyterian minister Rev. Joseph Bullen meets with Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert in Mississippi, using another Chickasaw, Joseph Colbert, as interpreter to propose a mission to the Chickasaw Indians—a proposal that is well received.

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Death in Athens of Dr. Jonas King, missionary to Greece. He had been an outstanding linguist.

Authority for the date: Jessup, Henry. Fifty Three Years in Syria.


Pope John Paul II reaffirms that priestly ordination is for men only.

Authority for the date: Pope John Paul II. Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

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