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Bryan Street African Baptist Church

It Happened Today: Andrew Bryan’s First Baptist Church (1788)

Afraid that slaves who listened to black preachers would rebel, plantation owners whipped Andrew Bryan.

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A. B. Simpson

Devotional (2016 church year): Gentleness Is of the Spirit (1897)

You do not know what kind of spirit you are of. Luke 9:55 NASB.

Some one has...

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1952

Roman Catholic bishop Anton Vouk is ambushed, doused with gasoline in Yugoslavia, and set on fire, probably by government hit men. By quick action he manages to save his own life but will suffer from the injuries until his death.

Authority for the date:

Hutten, Kurt. Iron Curtain Christians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1967.

1895

Death of Johann Adam Ernst, early pioneer pastor of the Missouri Synod in Canada.

Authority for the date:

www.lutheranhistory.org.

1881

In 1875 Fredrik Franson, an evangelist among Minnesota's Swedish immigrants and author of Mormonism Unveiled and a treatise on church growth, is ordained by the Free Church at Phelps Center.

Authority for the date:

www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/GUIDES/087.htm#3

1870

Clara Swain arrives at Bareilly, India, and begins medical mission work the same day.

Authority for the date:

Swain, Clara. A Glimpse of India. 1909.

1862

Death of English hymnwriter Harriet Auber, who had led a quiet and contented life, publishing only one volume, The Spirit of the Psalms. Many of her hymns will appear in hymnbooks.

Authority for the date:

Nutter, Charles S. Hymn Writers of the Church.

1773

Thomas Charles, who will become a leader of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, converts to Christianity while listening to Daniel Rowland preach.

Authority for the date:

Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.

1569

Death in London of English translator Miles Coverdale, who produced the first complete printed English-language Bible.

Authority for the date:

Encyclopedia Britannica.

524

Bishop Simeon of Beth Ashram from the region of Arabia, travels from the Lakhmid capital Hirta d Na`man and learns of several martyrdoms, especially of holy women, which he records in various letters and wrtings.

Authority for the date:

Brock, Sebastian P. and Harvey, Susan Ashbrook. Holy Women of the Syrian Orient. Berkeley: University of California

473

Death of Euthymius the Great, who had been an abbot in Palestine and a hermit noted for his holiness.

Authority for the date:

http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/01/20/100238-venerable-euthymius-the-great

250

Death of Fabian, bishop of Rome, under the persecution of Emperor Decius. 

Authority for the date:

Meier, Gabriel. “Pope St. Fabian.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton, 1909.