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Ernst Faber

It Happened Today: Death of Ernst Faber (1899)

Faber died of dysentery in Qingdao with a glowing testimony.

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Thoughts for the Day

Devotional (2016 church year): We need God to show us the path (1836)

You will make known to me the path of life; In your presence is fullness of...

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1942

Death of Wilson Carlile, founder of the Church Army, with the goal of reaching the working classes. He had preached out of doors as well as serving as organist in one of Moody’s evangelist tours of Gt. Britain.

Authority for the date:

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/11.html

1933

Yesaya Zerenji Mwasi secedes from Livingstonia mission in Malawi after publicly reading his personal statement, “My Essential and Paramount Reasons for Working Independently.” He will form an independent church in Tongaland. His principles for indigenous work will be adopted by other Malawi Christian groups.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1897
The idea for the Christian flag emerges when a speaker fails to show up for a rally at Brighton Chapel on Coney Island. Sunday school superintendent Charles C. Overton thinks quickly and turns an American flag into an object lesson. A Christian flag, he says, should have white for purity, innocence and peace. Its blue panel would symbolize faith, trust and sincerity. It would have a red cross, to remind us of our Savior’s sacrifice. Authority for the date: Standard Encyclopedias.
1863

Death of Frederick William Faber, English clergyman and hymwriter, who had come under the influence of the Oxford Movement, resigned from the Church of England and entered the Roman Catholic Church. He founded a religious community in Birmingham and wrote one hundred and fifty hymns, including “Faith of Our Fathers” and “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.”

Authority for the date:

Bowden, Henry Sebastian. “Frederick William Faber.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleto

1861
A fast day is observed in the northern United States by order of President Abraham Lincoln. Authority for the date: “The National Fast Proclamation of President Lincoln.” http://www.nytimes.com/1861/09/26/news/the-national-fast-pro
1626
Death of Lancelot Andrewes. He influenced the development of Anglican theology and authored the prayer classic Private Devotions. He helped prepare the King James translation. Authority for the date: Grolier’s Encyclopedia.
1568

Leonor de Cisneros walks to the stake in Valladolid, Spain, having overcome tortures and threats aimed at forcing her to deny her “Lutheran” (Reformation) beliefs.

Authority for the date:

“Leonor de Cisneros.” Leben 2 #4 (2006).

1492

Repose (death) of Abbot Ephraim who had founded the monastery known as Perekop and a church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker near Novgorod.

Authority for the date:

http://oca.org