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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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1979

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.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1965

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.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1953

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

Authority for the date:

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-catholic-hour/forums/

1947

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.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1821

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.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1577

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.

Authority for the date:

http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/hans_bret_d._1577

1286

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

Authority for the date:

Wikipedia.