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Ludwig Müller

It Happened Today: Hitler Attempted to Muzzle Christians (1934)

The Confessing Church insisted that the church belonged under the headship of Christ, not the state.

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Enoch translated

Devotional (2016 church year): Enoch’s faith

And Enoch walked with God . Genesis 5:24 KJV. 

We read in the New Testament a...

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Anosisye Mwansombelo Jongo is elected bishop in Tanzania’s Moravian Church after years of leadership, often despite serious opposition. He had been the first black African elected by the Moravians as a superintendent in the province of Southern Tanzania.

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Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Death of T. S. Eliot, the most influential English poet of the twentieth century, who had converted to Christianity and joined the Church of England.

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Standard encyclopedias.


The Catholic Hour airs for the first time over NBC television.

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Presbyterian clergyman Peter Marshall is elected chaplain of the United States Senate. He will die two years later and his wife will write his biography, A Man Called Peter, which will be made into a major motion picture.

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Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton, first native-born American canonized by the Catholic church. She had founded the American Sisters of Charity and was behind the present system of Catholic parochial schools.

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Standard encyclopedias.


Execution by fire of Hans Bret, a young Anabaptist Protestant in Antwerp. He had been tortured for months in an attempt to force him to deny his faith but kept such a bold testimony his persecutors clamped and seared his tongue so that he could not preach to the crowd when taken to the stake.

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Death of Eustathius I (aka Jevstatije), the sixth Serbian archbishop. He will be commemorated as a saint.

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