Christian History Almanac

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The Christian History Almanac is a daily 5-minute podcast that highlights those stories- sometimes well known, other times less so- that have shaped the history of the church. Hosted by historian and author Dr. Daniel van Voorhis, each daily podcast concludes with a piece of prose or poetry and the… read more

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 25th, 2019

6:32

On this day, we remember a few different men named Genesius and 18th-century German theologian Karl Barhdt. The reading is from Madame Guyon, "I Love …

Saturday, August 24, 2019

August 24th, 2019

5:47

Today is St. Bartholomew's day, not a feast for the squeamish. We remember the birthday in 1759 of William Wilberforce. The reading is "Agony" by …

Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23rd, 2019

4:58

On this day, we remember Francois Hotman, born 1524, and the St. Bartholomew's Eve Massacre of 1572. The reading is from Sir Phillip Sydney, "Leave …

Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22nd, 2019

6:17

On this day, the Alcasian contemporary of the first Reformers, Beatus Rhenanus, was born in 1485. We also remember one of the most unlikely to beatified, St. Guinefort. The reading is from George MacDonald, "Obedience."

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 21st, 2019

4:40

On this day in 1741, Handel began composing his most famous work, the oratorio "Messiah." Today, we also remember Alexander Konstantin von Oettingen, Lutheran pastor and statistician, who died in 1905. The reading is …

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20th, 2019

5:47

On this day, we remember two European-born theologians who changed the face of the church in America: Francis Asbury and Paul Tillich. The reading is …

Monday, August 19, 2019

August 19th, 2019

5:14

On this day, we celebrate the Feast of Apples, also known as the Transfiguration. It is also the birthday of C.I. Scofield, born on this day in 1843. The reading is from St. Augustine on the Transfiguration.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

August 18th, 2019

6:27

On this day, we remember the patron saints of masons and horse, Florus and Laurus, and we remember the work of Jean Bolland, whose work collected and …

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 17th, 2019

6:03

On this day, we remember J.V. Andreae, born in 1586, mystic and alchemist. Today is also the commemoration of Johann Gerhard, scholastic and pietist …

Friday, August 16, 2019

August 16th, 2019

5:10

On this day, we remember Wyatt Tee Walker, African American pastor during the Civil Rights Movement, and Anne Bradsteet, a poet and theologian in the …

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15th, 2019

5:12

On this day, we remember the first Christians in Japan and the Assumption/Feast of St. Mary. The reading is by William Butler Yeats, "The Mother of God."

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14th, 2019

5:23

On this day, we remember the cable access preacher Gene Scott and founder of the Knights of Columbus, Michael J. McGivney. The reading is from "The …

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 13th, 2019

5:20

Servetus arrested in Geneva on this day in 1553 and we commemorate two women: Florence Nightingale and Clara Maass. The reading is by R.S. Thomas, "Praise."

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Monday, August 12, 2019

August 12th, 2019

5:10

On this day, we remember the incorporation of the Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1942. Also, William Blake, a critic of the Church of England, died on this day in 1872. The reading is William Blake's, "The Divine Image" …

Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 11th, 2019

5:40

On this day, we remember two medieval figures whose respective movements out-sized their own lives: Clare of Assisi d. 1253 and Nicholas of Cusa d. …

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 10th, 2019

5:09

On this day, we remember two Reformation figures, Kaspar Olevianus b. 1536 and Phillip Nicolai b. 1556. The reading is a poem turned hymn by Nicolai, …

Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9th, 2019

5:57

On this day, we remember two martyrs under Nazi Germany, Edith Stein and Franz Jagerstetter. Our reading is about another martyr, "St. Stephen" by …

Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8th, 2019

5:16

On this day, we remember the "Robber" Ecumenical council at Ephesus in 449 and the banishment of Roger Williams in 1635. Our reading is a poem by Mary Bowley Peters, "All Must Be Well."

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 7th, 2019

4:32

On this day, Pope John XXII of Avignon was elected in 1366, and Frank Buchman, a founder of the Oxford Group, died in 1961. Our reading is by Cliff Ashby, "A Stranger in this Land."

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 6th, 2019

6:44

In 1801, on this day, was arguably the most significant Christian event in US history, the Cane Ridge Revival. But also on this day, five years …

Monday, August 5, 2019

August 5th, 2019

5:16

On this day, we remember the northern renaissance 16th-century artists Dürer, Cranach, and Grunewald. Today is also the 85th birthday of poet Wendell Berry, born in 1934. Our reading is his poem, "Enemies."

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 4th, 2019

5:37

In just over five minutes, we learn of the Papal encyclical Aeterni Patris from 1879, we remember missionary James Chalmers, born on this day in 1841, and we hear our reading "A Word Made Flesh is Seldom" by Emily …

Saturday, August 3, 2019

August 3rd, 2019

6:05

On this day, we remember Rochester native Augustus Strong, born 1836, and we remember the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 2008. Our reading is …

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2nd, 2019

5:27

On this day, we remember the treaty at Nuremberg of 1532 and also the 16th century St. Basil, fool for Christ. Our reading is from Mustapha by Fulke …

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 1st, 2019

5:10

On this day, we remember the death of Queen Anne in 1714, known as the Protestant Passover. We also remember Andrew Melville, born in 1545. Our reading is "His Metrical Prayer" by James Graham.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31st, 2019

4:56

On this day in 1541, the failed conference in Regensburg seeking reconciliation between Rome and the Lutherans ended. And on this day 1970, the New American Standard Bible translation was released. Our reading is from …

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

July 30th, 2019

5:47

On this day, we remember Robert Barnes, the English reformer who also studied in Wittenberg. We also remember the endorsement of "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the US in 1956. Our reading is by AE Housman, …

Monday, July 29, 2019

July 29th, 2019

6:44

On this day, we remember the feast of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha of Bethany. On this day in 1793, the Bethel American Methodist Episcopal church was dedicated. Our reading is "Blind Bartimaeus" by Henry Wadsworth …

Sunday, July 28, 2019

July 28th, 2019

4:05

On this day, we remember J.S. Bach, who died in 1750. We also remember Jesuit priest and preeminent posthumous poet G.M. Hopkins. Our reading is "Pied Beauty" by G.M. Hopkins.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

July 27th, 2019

4:43

We remember The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, whose rarely recognized feast is today. On this day, notable Anglican and evangelical John Stott died in 2011. Our reading is from Stott, "the Cross of Christ."

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Friday, July 26, 2019

July 26th, 2019

5:22

On this day, we remember the death of William Jennings Bryan. It is also the feast of Jesus' grandparents, Anne and Joachim. Our reading is from Steve Brown, "Radical Grace."

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 25th, 2019

5:17

Today is the feast of St. James the Greater, son of Zebedee and brother to John. Today is also the day that Thomas A Kempis died in 1471. Our reading is "The Kingdom of Heaven Compared to a Mustard Seed" by Christopher …

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

July 24th, 2019

5:05

On this day, we remember the birthday of once slaveowner and later abolitionist John Newton, and also the death of C.I. Scofield, famous for his …

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 23rd, 2019

4:25

On this day, we recognize the feast of St. Bridget of Sweden. We also remember John Day, 16th century English printer, who died in 1583. Our reading …

Monday, July 22, 2019

July 22nd, 2019

5:31

Today is the feast day for St. Mary Magdalene, the apostle to the Apostles. We also remember the death of Richard Cameron, leader of the Covenanters. Our reading is an excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon's "Between Noon …

Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 21st, 2019

5:07

On this day, we remember Kazimierz Swiatek, the cardinal who defied Stalin and who died in 2011. We also recognize the Roman Catholic encyclical of …

Saturday, July 20, 2019

July 20th, 2019

5:13

We remember on this day the death in 1566 of De las Casas, the original Renaissance man, and the birth in 1304 of Petrarch, the apostle to the …

Friday, July 19, 2019

July 19th, 2019

5:22

On this day, we remember George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, and Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade. Our reading is "Hope" by Ann Brönte.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 18th, 2019

5:05

Today is the birthday of Heinrich Bullinger, b. 1504 and author of the Second Helvetic Confession. It is also the birthday of Renaissance painter …

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17th, 2019

5:25

Today we remember the death in 180AD of the earliest recorded African Christians, the Scillitan Martyrs. Today is also the birthday of J. Vernon McGee, host of "Through the Bible." Our reading is "A Prayer in Old Age" …

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 16th, 2019

5:01

On this day in 1054, the churches of East and West experience the Great Schism. Luther and Karlstadt attempted to breach the schism between Rome and Wittenberg with the Leipzig Disputation in 1519. Our reading is from …

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 15th, 2019

4:33

We remember St. Bonaventure, contemporary of Thomas Aquinas, who died on this day in 1274. We also remember the Arabic translator of the Bible, Abraham Ecchelensis, who died in 1664. Our reading "My Baptismal Birthday" …

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 14th, 2019

3:58

On this day in 1833, John Keble busted onto the preaching scene for the first time. And we remember Lily of the Mohawks who was canonized by the …

Saturday, July 13, 2019

July 13th, 2019

5:01

We remember John Dee, an aspiring magician born on this day in 1527. We also remember the vision of Fatima purportedly on this day in 1917. Our reading is "Anthem" by W.H. Auden.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

July 12th, 2019

4:52

On this day, we remember The Golden Bull of 1356, which is a lot cooler than it sounds, and Thomas Kelly, born on this day in 1769. Our reading is …

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 11th, 2019

4:48

On this day, we remember the Wittenberg Articles of 1536, a failed attempt at a common confession for the churches of the Reformation. Today is also …

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July 10th, 2019

4:42

On this day, we remember the birthday of Sampson Sievers, an icon of 20th century Russian Orthodoxy, and the death of Hebrew scholar Clement Clarke …

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 9th, 2019

4:48

On this day, we remember the birthday of arch-heretic Nestorius in 386 and the death day of Stephen Langton in 1228. Our reading is "I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art" by John Calvin.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8th, 2019

4:18

On this day, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was first preached by Jonathan Edwards. Today is also the feast of St. Killian, celebrated by Irish and German alike. Our reading is a selection from "Mere …

Sunday, July 7, 2019

July 7th, 2019

3:47

We remember the ecumenical efforts of Athenagoras I, who died on this day in 1972, and the Treaty of Nemours in 1585, which had a less ecumenical …

Saturday, July 6, 2019

July 6th, 2019

5:03

On this day we remember the feast day of Sir Thomas More. We also remember co-founder of Fuller Seminary, Harold Ockenga, born on this day in 1905. …

Friday, July 5, 2019

July 5th, 2019

5:25

On this day we remember saints Cyril and Methodius and the Decree of Union in 1439. Our reading is "Jesus of the Scars" by Shillito.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2019

July 4th, 2019

4:46

Today is the day for the first saint, Ulrich, d. 993. We also remember church musician, William Byrd, d. 1623. Our reading is by Bonnie Thurston titled "Peniel."

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July 3rd, 2019

4:59

Today is the feast day for the apostle Thomas, also known as Didymus. We remember the Council of Orange in 529. Our reading is "O Gracious Shepherd" by Henry Constable.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 2nd, 2019

5:17

On this day, we celebrate the feast of the Visitation and the birthday in 1489 of Thomas Cranmer, English reformer. Our reading is from Brennan Manning's "The Ragamuffin Gospel."

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Monday, July 1, 2019

July 1st, 2019

7:24

On this day we remember the death of the first Protestant martyrs, Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes, in 1523. Today is also the feast of Junipero Serra, the apostle to California. Our reading is "The Balled of the God …

Sunday, June 30, 2019

June 30th, 2019

6:40

On this day we remember the debate over the theory of evolution, held in Oxford in 1860. Also, on this day in 1712, William Penn of Penn's Sylvania …

Saturday, June 29, 2019

June 29th, 2019

5:44

On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. We remember the arrival in the colonies their first two pastors, Skelton and …

Friday, June 28, 2019

June 28th, 2019

4:28

On this day we celebrate the feast day of Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons. We remember the death of Primoz Trubar, reformer, in 1586. Ou reading is from Augustine's "Confessions."

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 27th, 2019

5:12

On this day, we celebrate the feast day of Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, and remember the death of James Moffatt, translator of the Bible. Our reading is "He Dies, The Friend of Sinners Dies" by Isaac Watts.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 26th, 2019

4:43

On this day, we remember Pearl S. Buck, missionary to China, and Philip Doddridge, English theologian. Our reading is "And will the Judge Descend" by …

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

June 25th, 2019

4:58

On this day, we commemorate the presentation of the Augsburg Confession, drafted by Philip Melanchthon. We remember on this day the opening of the monastery in Clairvaux by Bernard. Our reading is the poem "O Sacred …

Monday, June 24, 2019

June 24th, 2019

4:58

On this day we remember the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the birthday of Henry Ward Beecher in 1813. Our reading is "Psalm 23" …

Sunday, June 23, 2019

June 23rd, 2019

4:20

On this day, we remember the fabled treaty between the Quakers led by William Penn and the Delaware tribe. We also recognize another treaty in Vienna in 1606 between the various Reformation churches and Rome. Our …

Saturday, June 22, 2019

June 22nd, 2019

6:09

On this day we remember the commemoration of John Fisher, bishop of Rochester and chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and the birthday of Ebenezer Erskine, member of the order of Free Gardeners. Our reading is …

Friday, June 21st, 2019

June 21st, 2019

5:28

On this day we remember the birthdays of Increase Mather in 1639 and Reinhold Niebuhr in 1892. Our reading is from Milton, "On Time."

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Thursday, June 20th, 2019

June 20th, 2019

4:26

On this day we remember the Synod of Diamper in 1599 and the first mission to Alaska by the Moravians in 1885. Our reading is by Anne Porter entitled "After Psalm 137."

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

June 19th, 2019

6:35

On this day we remember the birth of Blaise Pascal and the imprisonment of Josef Beran. Our reading is "Gloria in Profundis" by G.K. Chesterton.

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

June 18th, 2019

4:51

On this day we remember Englishwoman Anne Askew, martyred in 1546, and Peter Parker (b 1804), medical missionary to China. Our reading is the conclusion of "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis.

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

June 17th, 2019

5:31

On this day, we remember the School Edict from Julian the Apostate in 362, and the landmark ruling Abington School District v. Schempp in 1963. Our …

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

June 16th, 2019

4:56

On this day, we remember the marriage anniversary of William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, and the Universities Tests Act of 1871. Our reading is "A Hymn to God the Father" by John Donne.

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Saturday, June 15th, 2019

June 15th, 2019

4:24

On this day we remember author Evelyn Underhill, a scholar of medieval mystics, and Johannes Tauler, a medieval German mystic from the 14th century. …

Friday, June 14th, 2019

June 14th, 2019

5:13

On this day we remember English Puritan Richard Baxter and the removal in 1966 of the penalty of death attached to the list of banned books by the …

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

June 13th, 2019

4:48

On this day we celebrate the anniversary of marriage to Martin and Katie Luther in 1525. We remember the birthday of Dorothy Sayers, born on this day in 1893. Our reading is Sayers' poem "Fair Shepherd."

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

June 12th, 2019

4:55

On this day we remember the first Ecumenical council held at Nicea in 325, as well as Mother Bernadina Matthews, founder of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa. Our reading is the poem "Do not live for death" by Wendell …

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

June 11th, 2019

5:18

On this day, we remember the feast of St. Barnabas, missionary. And on this day we remember the death of Roger Bacon, scholar. Our reading is "On …

Monday, June 10th, 2019

June 10th, 2019

4:29

On this day, we remember Eugenius Bulgaris, who coined the term "euthanasia," and the reunification of the southern and northern Presbyterian …

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

June 9th, 2019

4:58

On this day, we remember St. Columba, missionary to Scotland, and St. Ephrem of Syria, Doctor of the Church. Our reading is the hymn "Abide with Me" …

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

June 8th, 2019

4:14

On this day we remember the feasts of St. Thomas Ken and St. Melania the Elder. Our reading is from Thomas Ken's hymn, "Awake My Soul, and with the …

Thursday, June 7th, 2019

June 7th, 2019

4:26

On this day, New Amsterdam was given freedom of worship in 1644. And Franz Gruber, composer, died in 1863. Our reading is "The Resignation" by Chatterton.

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2019

June 6th, 2019

4:18

On this day, Christina of Sweden abdicated the throne in 1654 and the YMCA was founded in 1844. Our reading is from Isaac of Ninevah.

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

June 5th, 2019

4:48

Today we remember the festival of St. Boniface who died in 754 and the birthday of Justus Jonas, Lutheran reformer, born on this day in 1493. Our …

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

June 4th, 2019

4:14

On this day we remember Sigmind Mowinckel and his scholarship on the Psalms. We also remember Davenport's Fundamental Articles which sought to create …

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

June 3rd, 2019

4:36

On this day Abelard was pronounced guilty of heresy in 1140 and Francke's orphanage opened in 1694. Our reading is "Oh What Their Joy" by Abelard.

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Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

June 2nd, 2019

5:47

Today we remember the birthday of Henry VIII, born 1491 AD, and we recognize the Martyrs of Lyon who died in 175 AD. Our reading is from Chapter V of the Epistle to Diognetus, a second century AD description of …

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

June 1st, 2019

4:11

On this day we remember the feast of Justin Martyr and Mary Dyer who died on this date in 1660. Our reading is "When in mid-air, the golden trump …

Friday, May 31st, 2019

May 31st, 2019

4:47

On this day we remember St. Petronilla, Alexander Cruden, and Joachim Neander. Our reading is "Ascension" by John Donne.

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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

May 30th, 2019

4:48

On this day the church father Eusebius died in 336 and Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Our reading is "Late Results" by Scott Cairns.

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

May 29th, 2019

6:12

Today we remember the murder of Cardinal Beaton of Scotland in 1546 and the birth of G.K. Chesterton in 1874. Our reading is the first six stanzas from "The Nativity" by Chesterton.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

May 28th, 2019

5:06

On this day we remember Margaret Pole and the addition of "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Our reading is "Disgraceland" by Mary Karr.

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Monday, May 27th, 2019

May 27th, 2019

5:32

We remember on this day John Calvin and Peter Marshall. Our reading is "Early One Easter Morn" by Chad Bird.

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Sunday, May 26th, 2019

May 26th, 2019

3:44

On this day we remember Nicholas Von Zinzendorf and Augustine of Canterbury. Our reading is "His Saviors Words, Going to the Cross" - Robert Herrick.

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

May 25th, 2019

3:40

We remember on this day Bede the Venerable and the dedication of St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. Our reading is "Thomas" by Robert Siegel.

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Friday, May 24th, 2019

May 24th, 2019

4:39

On this day we remember Aldersgate Day in 1738, the Wesley Brothers, and St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer. Our reading is From Luther's Preface to the Epistle to the Romans.

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

4:33

On this day we remember Copernicus, Kepler, and the Defenestration of Prague in 1618. Our reading is "Light Shining out of Darkness" by Cowper.

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

May 22nd, 2019

4:03

On this day we remember the calling of the Council of Trent by Pope Paul III, the sending of John Fecenham to the Tower, and St. Rita. Our reading is …

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

May 21st, 2019

3:29

Today we remember Albrecht Durer and the feast day of Constantine and Helena. The reading is Psalm 23, translated by George Herbert.

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Monday, May 20th, 2019

May 20th, 2019

3:09

Today we remember the Council of Nicea in 325, Ignatius of Loyla, and St. Alcuin. Our reading is "God's Grandeur" by Hopkins.

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Sunday, May 19th, 2019

May 19th, 2019

3:44

We remember on this day St. Dunstan and Jacques Ellul. Our reading is "Poem to St. Dunstan."

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Saturday, May 18th, 2019

May 18th, 2019

2:56

Today we remember the "Edict" of Milan and Karol Wojlyla b. 1920. Our reading is "The Cross" by John Newton.

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Friday, May 17th, 2019

May 17th, 2019

4:09

Today we remember the formation of the Methodist Episcopal South Church, the Conservative Baptist Association, and the birthday of Baptist Carl McIntire. Our reading is "Aaron" by George Herbert.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

May 16th, 2019

4:13

On this day we remember Brendan the Navigator, the resignation of Thomas More, and the martyr Dirk Willems. Our reading is "Our God, Our Help" by Isaac Watts.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

May 15th, 2019

4:33

On this day we remember the Papal Bull "Ad Extrripanda," Robert Ratcliffe, and Gustav Aulen. Our reading is "Strong Son of God, Immortal Love" by …

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

May 14th, 2019

4:03

We remember on this day St. Matthias, Timothy Dwight, and Pius XI's condemnation of the Nazis in 1937. Our reading is "Easter 1984" by Les Murray.

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

May 13th, 2019

4:17

Today we remember Hugh of Cluny (b. 1024) and Henry Augustus Muhlenberg. Our reading is "The Advantages of Inaction" by Phyllis McGinley.

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Sunday, May 12th, 2019

May 12th, 2019

6:10

On this day we remember Pope Sylvester II, the ordination of the "anti-Pope" in 1328, and the death of poet John Dryden. Our reading is "Veni Creator Spiritus" by Dryden.

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Saturday, May 11th, 2019

May 11th, 2019

4:42

On this day Constantine inaugurated Constantinople and we remember Lutheran theologian Johann Arndt. Our reading is "The Song of Simeon" by T.S. …

Friday, May 10th, 2019

May 10th, 2019

4:16

On this day we remember theologian Karl Barth and the uprising in Scotland under John Knox. Our reading is "The Humiliation" by D.S. Martin.

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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

May 9th, 2019

3:37

On this day we remember the anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials and the apology of the Pope to Copernicus. Our reading is from Gregory of Nanzianus.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

May 8th, 2019

3:45

On this day we remember Julian of Norwich, Fulton Sheen, and his show "Life is Worth Living." Our reading is from Julian of Norwich.

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

May 7th, 2019

4:25

On this day we remember the Second Council of Lyon and the filioque controversy, the Scottish philosophers Reid and Hume, and St. Acacius. Our reading is "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne.

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Monday, May 6th, 2019

May 6th, 2019

5:01

On this day we remember Cornelius Jansen, Dominic Savio, and Henrey VIII's command that every congregation receive a Bible. Our reading is "Descent" …

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

May 5th, 2019

6:32

Today we remember Søren Kierkegaard and the Scopes trial, with a reading from Kierkegaard, "Two Discourses at Friday Communion."

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Saturday, May 4th, 2019

May 4th, 2019

4:18

Today we remember the English Reformation martyrs, St. Florian, and conclude with a poem "The Dying Christian to His Soul" by Alexander Pope.

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Friday, May 3rd, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

4:10

Today we remember Pope Gelasius claiming the Universal See c.495, the legend of Alexandria and Antonina, the Florida Holy Wars, George Whitefield's …

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

May 2nd, 2019

5:44

On this day we remember Athanasius (d. 373), Athanasius Kircher, Elias Boudinot, and the anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Our poem is "Hymn to God, My God In My Sickness" by Donne.

We’re proud to …

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

May 1st, 2019

4:02

On this day we remember St. Philip, the first broadcast of "Back to the Bible" in 1939, Frederick the Wise, and conclude with a poem by G.K. Chesterton, "The Convert."

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Trailer for the Christian History Almanac

April 2nd, 2019

4:27

1517 is proud to announce its newest podcast, the Christian History Almanac with Dr. Dan van Voorhis. This 5-minute podcast will consist of stories from the past about the saints and sinners who have shaped the history …

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