Leonid Zwicki is installed as bishop of the newly-created Belarusian Evangelical Lutheran Church.Authority for the date:
Death of hymnwriter Mary Ann Thomson. Her best-known hymn was “O Zion Haste, Thy Mission High Fulfilling.”Authority for the date:
- Death of Henry Drummond, Scottish evangelist and religious writer, best remembered for his classic meditation on 1 Corinthians 13 “The Love Chapter” entitled The Greatest Thing in the World. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Samuel Zwemer preaches his first sermon—to a congregation of African-Americans in a small New Brunswick, New Jersey, church. He will go on to become a notable missionary to the Arab world.Authority for the date:
Wilson,J. Christy, Jr. “The Apostle to Islam: The Legacy of Samuel Zwemer.”
Gerard Manley Hopkins preaches his “dominical”—a practice sermon.Authority for the date:
Bergonzi, Bernard. Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Mendelssohn revives Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Singakademie in Berlin. A thousand people have to be turned away from the performance for lack of room.Authority for the date:
Rowbotham, Francis Jameson. Story-Lives of Great Musicians.
In response to a sermon by John Knox, a Reformation mob burns churches in Perth, Scotland, and instructs the friars to hold mass no more.Authority for the date:
Documents of the Reformation.
Muslims behead Bishop Elogius in Cordoba, Spain.Authority for the date:
Haines, Charles Reginald. Christianity and Islam in Spain.
After years of iconoclasm (opposition to and destruction of icons), two-dimensional images are restored for worship in the Eastern Empire, an event known as “The Triumph of Orthodoxy.”Authority for the date: