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Theodore Fliedner

It Happened Today: Theodore Fliedner Purchased First Deaconess Center (1836)

Fliedner is most famous for his deaconess work.

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Daily Thoughts of Comfort

Devotional (2016 church year): Ultimate Happiness Cannot Come from the World

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God —Hebrews 6:9 (NASB).

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2001

A Peruvian Air Force aircraft shoots down a private airplane carrying missionaries, killing Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity.

Authority for the date:

www.washingtonpost.com.

1988

Wilson Rajil Sabiya, a Lutheran theologian, writes a letter to General Ibrahim Babangida, President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, alerting him to Muslim efforts to make Nigeria an Islamic country by infiltrating the police force.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1962

Theologian Karl Barth is featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Authority for the date:

http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19620420,00.html

1898

C. H. Spurgeon’s London tabernacle burns down. Efforts to rebuild it commence at once.

Authority for the date:

Vincent, Benjamin. Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates. Putnam, 1911.

1884

Leo XIII issues his encyclical Humanum genus against the Masonic order which, in Europe, is atheistical and anti-religious in tenor.

Authority for the date:

www.vatican.va.

1676

Death of Baptist minister John Clarke, a founding father of Rhode Island, and the agent who obtained the colony’s charter from King Charles II in 1663.

Authority for the date:

Wikipedia.

1558

Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, a leading Lutheran reformer, a professor at the University of Wittenberg, and the pastor of the city church there. Bugenhagen had helped Luther with his German Bible translation as well as translating the Bible into Low German himself.

Authority for the date:

www.lutheranhistory.org.

1534

Execution of Elizabeth Barton, the “Nun of Kent” who had prophecied against King Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn. She said Henry would die shortly thereafter. (He lived fifteen more years.) A staunch Roman Catholic with a reputation for holiness, she urged pilgrimmages and prayer to Mary and strongly opposed the Lutheran Reformation.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1529

At the Second Diet of Speyer, the term “Protestant” is first applied to participants of the Reformation. The term was taken from the Protestatio, a statement by the reformers challenging the imperial stance on religion.

Authority for the date:

On This Day in Lutheran History.

1479

Death of Alexander who founded the Orthodox monastery of Oshevensk, experienced miracles, and was a notable spiritual counselor.

Authority for the date:

http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/