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It Happened Today: Ugandan Believers Spoke for Christ in Prison (1978)

Twenty-nine ordinary Christian men and women faced an ordeal.

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Devotional (2016 church year): Learn from Mary

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.   Luke...

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Death of Finnish lutheran lay evangelist Paavo Henrik Ruotsalainen. He had been transformed by the words of a blacksmith who told him he needed Christ’s life in him.

Authority for the date:

Arden, G. Everett. Four Northern Lights. Augsburg Publishing House, 1964.


Death at Brescia, Italy, of Angela Merici, who had founded the Order of the Ursulines for the religious training of young girls. In due course (1807), Pope Pius VII will declare her a saint.

Authority for the date:

Catholic Encyclopedia.


Clement VI issues the bull Unigenitus. It officially ratifies the belief that indulgences owe their potency to the pope’s dispensation of the accumulated merits of the Church.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.


Byzantine Emperor Justinian dedicates the magnificent Church of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) in Constantinople.

Authority for the date:

Christian History 74 (2002).


Pope Innocent I excommunicates Pelagius, writing, “We judge by the authority of Apostolic power that Pelagius and Celestius be deprived of ecclesiastical communion, until they return to the faith out of the snares of the devil....”

Authority for the date:

Dogmatic and Polemical Works (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 53).