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Today in Christian History
Death at the Cistercian abbey in Rievaulx (in Lincolnshire) of Aelred, an Anglo-Saxon abbot and writer of devotional works.
At Zwingli's suggestion, Zurich Council passes an ordinance to use the assets of monasteries taken over by the reformers to create a fund to assist the poor and schools.
Luther and Agricola meet in their second disputation at Wittenberg on the topic of antinomianism (lawlessness). Luther agrees that the law is not necessary to justification but says it must be kept in the church to reveal sin, maintain discipline, and advise Christians what is pleasing to God.
The Mission Santa Clara de Asis was established. It was one of nine missions founded by Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junipero Serra, between 1769-1784.
Pioneer American Methodist bishop Francis Asbury recorded in his journal: 'If the Lord is pleased to work, who or what can hinder?'
Ashbel Green Simonton holds his first baptism in Rio de Janeiro, considered the date of the birth of the Presbyterian Church in Brazil.
Death of Henry Alford, Anglican priest, hymnwriter, and poet, who will be buried in the church yard of St. Martins. His tomb will bear an inscription in Latin that, translated, says, "The Inn of a Traveller on his Way to Jerusalem."
Death of John Horden, a Church of England missionary to Canada, who had learned five First Nation languages and founded many congregations in small towns and cities. In 1872 the Church of England ordained him as the first bishop of Moosonee.
Soviets arrest the Orthodox priest Nicholas Mikhailovich Vinokurov in Yakutia. He is accused of conducting counter-revolutionary work to overthrow the Soviets and will be shot in Yakutsk in April.
Dr. Charles E. Fuller and associates broadcast the Old Fashioned Revival Hour for the last time from the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, moving afterward to a Hollywood recording studio.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"