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“The call signed by the elders, deacons, trustees, and members of the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington is before me. The sta...”

Talmage, T. De Witt and Mrs. T. De Witt Talmage. T. De Witt Talmage as I Knew Him.  New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1912.


We need God to show us the path (1836)

You will make known to me the path of life; In your presence is fullness of joy; In your right hand there are pleasures...



Repose (death) of Abbot Ephraim who had founded the monastery known as Perekop and a church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker near Novgorod.

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Leonor de Cisneros walks to the stake in Valladolid, Spain, having overcome tortures and threats aimed at forcing her to deny her “Lutheran” (Reformation) beliefs.

Authority for the date: “Leonor de Cisneros.” Leben 2 #4 (2006).


Death of Lancelot Andrewes. He influenced the development of Anglican theology and authored the prayer classic Private Devotions. He helped prepare the King James translation.

Authority for the date: Grolier’s Encyclopedia.


A fast day is observed in the northern United States by order of President Abraham Lincoln.

Authority for the date: “The National Fast Proclamation of President Lincoln.”


Ecuador, newly liberated from Spanish rule, enters into a concordat with the Roman Catholic Church which guarantees that Roman Catholicism will be the only religion of the Republic of Ecuador.

Authority for the date: A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America


Death of Frederick William Faber, English clergyman and hymwriter, who had come under the influence of the Oxford Movement, resigned from the Church of England and entered the Roman Catholic Church. He founded a religious community in Birmingham and wrote one hundred and fifty hymns, including “Faith of Our Fathers” and “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.”

Authority for the date: Bowden, Henry Sebastian. “Frederick William Faber.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleto


The idea for the Christian flag emerges when a speaker fails to show up for a rally at Brighton Chapel on Coney Island. Sunday school superintendent Charles C. Overton thinks quickly and turns an American flag into an object lesson. A Christian flag, he says, should have white for purity, innocence and peace. Its blue panel would symbolize faith, trust and sincerity. It would have a red cross, to remind us of our Savior’s sacrifice.

Authority for the date: Standard Encyclopedias.


Yesaya Zerenji Mwasi secedes from Livingstonia mission in Malawi after publicly reading his personal statement, “My Essential and Paramount Reasons for Working Independently.” He will form an independent church in Tongaland. His principles for indigenous work will be adopted by other Malawi Christian groups.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army, with the goal of reaching the working classes. He had preached out of doors as well as serving as organist in one of Moody’s evangelist tours of Gt. Britain.

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Officers of China’s Public Security Bureau raid a house church led by Liao Zhongxiu in Sichuan Province, destroying property, seizing Christian books, and detaining Christians. Liao herself is jailed the following year.

Authority for the date: Persecuted: the global assault on Christians.

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