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Today in Christian History
In England, Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book was issued. During her 45-year reign, Elizabeth I rejected the Catholic faith, adopting instead the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church.
Pope Gregory XV publishes the bull Inscrutabili Divinae, which reminds the Church of its mission to take the gospel to newly discovered native populations in the Americas.
Under pressure by the Roman Catholic Church, Galileo signs an abjuration of certain of his scientific views.
Death of Matthew Henry, famous as a Bible commentator.
Colonial missionary to the American Indians David Brainerd wrote in his journal: 'I am often weary of this world, and want to leave it on that account; but it is more desirable to be drawn, rather than driven out of it.'
Baron Nikolai Pavlovich Zass is ordained in the Orthodox Church as a deacon and will eventually become Bishop Nestor of San Francisco and Alaska.
The society known today as the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) was first organized. Its purpose is to provide information about the archaeology, the history and the people of the Holy Land.
Scholars began translation work on the English Revised Version of the Bible. Released in 1881, the ERV became the textual basis for the American Standard Version (ASV), first published in the United States in 1901.
The Diocese of Munster begins a two week celebration for the eleventh centenary of St. Ludiger.
Kateri Takakwitha is beatified, the first American Indian so honored by the Roman Catholic Church.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"