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George Scholarios

It Happened Today: George Scholarios Under Islamic Rule

The burden of keeping relationships intact between the Christians and their Muslim overlords fell on Scholarios.

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Joy and Strength for the Pilgrim's Day

Devotional (2016 church year): We must live up to what we know (1901)

Indeed, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save, and his ear is not too...

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Death of Mary Kamanga. After teaching for years, she had been the first Swazi teacher employed at the Nazarene Teachers’ Training College in Swaziland and was known as a devoted worker for Christ, who inspired hundreds of others with her zeal.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

John Sergeant is ordained to be a missionary to the American Indians. Authority for the date: Beaver, R. Pierce. Pioneers in Mission. Eerdman’s 1966.
The priest Robert Samuels is martyred under Queen Mary for visiting his wife from whom he had been forced to separate. Authority for the date: Rusten, E. Michael and Sharon O. Rusten. One Year Christian History. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2003.

Death of Matthias Grünewald [Mathis Gohardt], a German Renaissance painter, famed for his religous artworks, and apparently a follower of Luther, whose writings were found among his effects. He is remembered in the Episcopal Church calendar on August 5th.

Authority for the date:

Death of St. Raymond Nonnatus, who had sought to evangelize Muslims. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

Death of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne who evangelized Northumbria, England.

Authority for the date:

McNeill, John T. Celtic churches. University of Chicago Press, 1974.