Third Council of Constantinople adjourned, having
Monothelite controversy in the Eastern Church.
Monothelites, who believed Christ had only “one will,” were
condemned as heretics by the council, which proclaimed the
orthodox belief of two wills in Christ: divine and human.
Pope Victor III died (b. ca. 1026).
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226)
allegedly received the stigmata, the crucifixion scars of
Christ, on the Mount Albernia, Italy, during an extended
period of prayer and fasting.
Tomás de Torquemada, the first
Inquisitor General, died (b. 1420).
Martin Behm, renowned preacher and hymnist, was born in
Lauben, Silesia (d. 5 February 1622).
1598 “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying” by
Philip Nicolai (1556–1608) was written in honor of his
pupil who died this day.
Bradstreet, America's first noteworthy poet, died (b.
William Augustus Muhlenberg, great-grandson of
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
(1711–1787), Episcopal clergyman
and hymnist, was born in Philadelphia (d. 8 April 1877).
1810 With the
Grito de Dolores, Father
Miguel Hidalgo (1753–1811)
proclaimed Mexico's independence from Spain.
Lewis Eichelberger, General Synod professor, died (b. 25
August 1801, Frederick County, Maryland).
1860 Jacob W. Miller, vice-president of the
Missouri Synod for twenty-one years, was born (d. 11 May
1933). He entered the ministry in 1884 and served
congregations in Stuttgart and Little Rock, Arkansas, and
Saint Paul, Minnesota, before taking a call to Fort Wayne,
Indiana, in 1896. He served as pastor of Saint Paul Lutheran
Church there for thirty-seven years.
1878 The first African American parochial school
was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the
Synodical Conference mission effort.
Edward B. Pusey (b. 22 August 1800), English Tractarian,
died. Ordained into the Anglican Church in 1829, Pusey
became a noted biblical scholar. In 1833 he formally
attached himself to the
Oxford Movement, an effort to bring doctrines and
practices of the early Catholic church back into the
Anglican liturgy. When
John H. Newman converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism
in 1845, leadership of the movement fell to Pusey. He sought
to achieve closer union between the two traditions, but his
hopes were dashed when the
Vatican I Council (1869–1870)
declared the doctrine of
J. B. (John Bertram) Phillips, Anglican clergyman and
translator of the New Testament in Modern English,
was born (d. 21 July 1982).
(b. 1 August 1843), English Bible scholar, died.
Louis J. Sieck (1884–1952) became president of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis).
1951 The Lutheran Building at 210 North Broadway
in Saint Louis was dedicated as the first formal
headquarters of the Missouri Synod.
1953 Concordia High School, Tai Po Road, Hong
1976 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 65th triennial
General Convention of the
Episcopal Church officially approved the
ordination of women. This allowed the official
recognition of fifteen women previously ordained in
Philadelphia and Washington. Three and a half months later
Jacqueline Means of Indianapolis, Indiana, became the
first woman ordained into the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.
after its official sanction.
1984 After eight years of operating out of a local
Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary
(Saint Catharines, Ontario) dedicated its first facility.
2000 Arlen J. Bruns died in Topeka, Kansas (b. 23
May 1915, Denver, Iowa). A 1938 graduate of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), he served as a pastor in Meade,
Great Bend and Junction City, Kansas. He was a member of the
Kansas District Board of Directors from 1951 to 1960 and
served as vice-president (1960–1969)
and president (1970–1978) of the
district. He was chairman of the placement committee of the
LCMS Council of Presidents during the 1970s.