Today in Christian History
A Consistory of the Dutch Reformed Church writes with frustration from Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), complaining that Roman Catholicism has greatly increased, despite severe penalties meted out by Dutch governors.
Birth of Francis N. Peloubet, American Congregational clergyman. A promoter of the Sunday School, he penned 44 annual volumes of "Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons" between 1875 and his death in 1920. They were known afterward as "Peloubet's Notes."
After years of struggle, Frances Havergal, Christian singer, sees the importance of complete Christian surrender "as a flash of electric light," and makes it.
The first of Paulo Mwamribwa's pupils are baptized in Digoland, Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika). He had founded the first indigenous Protestant mission school in the Gombero area.
The Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America was founded in Philadelphia. (In 1950 this ecumenical organization was replaced by the National Council of Churches.)
Death in Richmond, Virginia, of Bishop Channing Moore Williams, who had served as an Episcopal missionary in the Far East, founding a divinity school in Japan.
The Suwa Maru docks at Kobe carrying missionary Irene "Sensei" Webster-Smith, who will later rescue Geisha children and convert Japanese war criminals.
Death of Father Alexis Kabaliuk, Apostle of Carpatho-Russia, who had played a major role in reviving the Orthodox Church in Transcarpathia (a region on the western edge of the Ukraine) in the early twentieth century despite persecution by Austrian-Hungarian authorities.
Romania's Official Gazette #281 publishes a decree transferring Uniate church property to the Romanian State without compensation.
Death of Sir James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, a legal scholar and missionary to Islamic regions.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"