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It Happened Today: Egeria Describes a Presentation Ceremony

She read the appropriate passage from the Bible whenever she approached a holy site.

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J. R. Miller

Devotional (2016 church year): Never Fear to Tell Jesus (1907)

His disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told...

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1994

The last hostile soldiers depart from Tavane Mission, a Nazarene work in Mozambique, leaving it in ruins. Nazarenes in Mozambique had suffered much persecution with the coming of revolution and expulsion of missionaries. Benjamin Langa, who had been left in charge of Tavane Mission, once preached with guns pointed at him.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1960

Repose (death) of Anthimus of Chios. After years of ascetic living and service to others, he had founded the Monastery of Panagia Voithia on the Island of Chios to take women and nuns displaced in a population swap between Turkey and Greece.

Authority for the date:

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Anthimus_of_Chios

1905

Death of Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur. The novel had been conceived on a train ride while arguing about Christ’s divinity with famous agnostic Robert Ingersoll. It sold more than 300,000 copies in a decade, making it one of the best-selling religious books of the 1800s.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1643

John Campanius, Lutheran pastor and missionary to the American Indians, arrives in America (New Sweden on the Delaware River).

Authority for the date:

https://www.geni.com/projects/Fama-Passengers-1642/9029

1621

Death of Michael Praetorius, German composer, on his fiftieth birthday. He wrote many beautiful pieces of Christian music, such as “In Dulci Jubilo.”

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1386

Baptism of Jagiello (Jagaila), King of the Lithuanians, in Poland.

Authority for the date:

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. (Pelican History of the Church.)