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Pope Leo I

It Happened Today: Council of Robbers (449)

It took six councils to define what Scripture teaches and the church believes about Christ.

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Time Flies

Devotional (2016 church year): We are commanded to run patiently (1886)

Holy Scripture bids us “run with patience the race that is set before us”...

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1929

Death in Medford, Massachusetts, of Catholic layworker and evangelist Martha Gallison Moore Avery.

Authority for the date:

Hall, Timothy L. American Religious Leaders, American Biographies. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2002.

1920

Communists convict the Orthodox priest Alexander Zaitsev of anti-Soviet agitation and handing over Soviet sympathizers to a resistance movement. He is sentenced to death and will be shot.

Authority for the date:

Moss, Vladimir. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of the Urals, Siberia and Central Asia.

1909

Death of Mary MacKillop, Australian nun, co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She will be named a saint by the Roman Catholic church—Australia’s first.

Authority for the date:

http://www.sosj.org.au

1900

Death in Portland, Maine, of Cyrus Hamlin, who had been a missionary to Turkey and founded Roberts College.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1852

Gustaf Palmquist baptizes three converts in the Mississippi River at Rock Island. He will form the Swedish Baptist Church which became known as The Baptist General Conference.

Authority for the date:

http://www.bethel.edu/bgc-archives/tour/illinois

1805

The First African Baptist Church of Boston is organized with twenty members.

Authority for the date:

www.pbcboston.org/about-us/our-history

1694

Death of Antonie Arnauld, a Jansenist leader who had promoted an Augustinian version of grace similar to Calvinism.

Authority for the date:

Britannica.