Saint Andrew, Apostle
Ambrose (340–397) was baptized.
1170 Archbishop of Canterbury
from a six-year exile in France for his opposition to the
policies of Henry II. Four weeks after his return, four of
Henry's knights murdered Thomas in the Canterbury Cathedral.
1525 In order to provide competent priests
(pastors) in the parishes of his principality, Martin Luther
asked that the new elector of Saxony, John, inaugurate a
1528 Luther began the last of his three series of
catechism sermons. These sermons were the basis for the
Large and Small Catechisms, which Luther would write the
1554 Under the reign of
Mary Tudor (1516–1558,
daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon), England was
temporarily reconciled with the Roman Catholic Church.
Richard Farrant, English composer, musician, organist,
choirmaster and producer of plays, died (b. ca. 1530).
Andrew Sandel, an early Swedish American Lutheran
pastor, was born in Hallnas parish, Roslagen, Sweden (d. 11
(1648–1715), hymnist, was ordained as a traveling chaplain.
Boehm, a Mennonite bishop who was excluded from the
Mennonite communion because of his liberal views and
association with persons of other sects and in 1800 joined
with Philip W. Otterbein and others to form the United
Brethren in Christ Church, was born in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania (d. 23 March 1812).
Seabury, first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church
in America, was born in Groton, Connecticut (d. 25 February
David Jacobs, first teacher at the Classical School in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, died (b. 1805).
Otto Heinrich Theodor Willkomm, president of the Saxon
Free Church, was born in Ebersbach, Lausitz (d. 5 August
Johann Wilhelm Meinhold, hymnist, died at Charlottenburg,
a suburb of Berlin (b. 27 February 1797 at Netzelkow, Usedom
Island, off the coast of Pomerania).
Carl Frederick Emil Huth, professor at Concordia College
(Milwaukee), was born in Nieden, Germany (d. 23 April 1926).
Jeannette Threlfall, hymnist, died (b. 24 March 1821,
Blackburn, Lancashire, England).
Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, an organization of laymen
in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Church
of England and their branches, was organized in Chicago.
F. J. A. (Fenton John Anthony) Hort
(b. 23 April 1828), British New Testament textual scholar,
1894 In Naperville, Illinois, seven groups
members) of the Evangelical Association withdrew from that
organization to form the
United Evangelical Church. The two denominations
reunited in 1922, although a minority from several
congregations continued a separate existence under the name
United Evangelical Church.
Pope John Paul II
(1920–2005) attended an
Eastern Orthodox service, the first pope in a thousand years
to do so.
1984 The first volume of the first published
dictionary was issued by the University of Pennsylvania.
1989 Dennis Hilgendorf, former missionary to the
Middle East, died. Born in 1936, he spent most of his life
working in the Middle East, first as a missionary (1962–1963)
then as head of the Middle East Lutheran Ministry, a
position he held until 1980. In 1977 he became director of
Contact and Resource Center in Beirut.