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Today in Christian History
Archbishop John Chrysostom leaves Constantinople under arrest, never to return.
The first Diet at Augsburg gathers. The Augsburg Confession will be presented on the 25th.
Although not a bishop himself, Martin Luther consecrates Nicolaus von Amsdorf as bishop for Naumburg. Elector John Frederick had ousted the regularly elected Roman Catholic bishop, Julius von Pflug.
The Schwenkfelders leave Rotterdam on what will prove to be a hard voyage to America.
Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'A Christian is not of hasty growth...but rather like the oak, the progress of which is hardly perceptible, but in time becomes a deep-rooted tree.'
Death of Samuel R. Brown, missionary-educator to China and Bible translator in Japan.
Five Moravian missionaries arrive at the location in Alaska where they will found Bethel mission. The Moravian leader, Rev. Henry Kilbuck will learn the Yup'ik language of the local Eskimos.
America's Presbyterian General Assembly opens dialogue with Baptists and Methodists for organizing Protestant mission work in the Philippines, which have recently been ceded to the United States following the Spanish-American War.
Minnie Kennedy, mother of Aimee Semple McPherson, tries to end speculation about the evangelist's sudden disapperance by holding a memorial service for her at Angelus Temple. Three days later McPherson reappears with a tale of having been kidnapped.
Militant Muslims gun down two Christian businessmen at Dairut, Assiut, and spray responding police officers with machine gun fire, killing two.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"