The year was about 300. We remember St. George—the myth, national symbol, dragon-slayer, and picture of Christ. The reading is from C.S. Lewis from his "Past Watchful Dragons."
The year was 1526. We remember the French Reformer Louis De Berquin. The reading is an excerpt from a poem by Antoine de Chandieu.
The year was 1175. We remember St. Edmund of Abingdon. The reading is the epic and gorgeous “Dream of the Rood.”
The year was 1921. We remember Peter Ruckman, the fundamentalist preacher. The reading is an excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon's "Kingdom, Grace, and Judgment."
The year was 1838, and 181 Saxon Lutherans set sail from Bremerhaven on board the steamship Olbers. The reading for today comes from C.F. W Walther's older brother, a pastor named Otto Walther.
The year was 680. We remember St. Hilda of Whitby. The reading is an excerpt from Caedmon's Hymn, the oldest poem in English.
The year was 2002. President Lukashenko of Belarus enacted a new and sweeping law restricting religious freedom. The reading is an excerpt from Oscar Romero, "The Violence of Love."
The year was 1280. We remember the "Doctor Universalis" Albertus Magnus. The reading is a good word from Albertus, especially for those who study the natural world.
The year was 1940. We remember the destruction of the Cathedral at Coventry. The reading is "The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation."
The year was 1884. We remember Prince Owusu-Ansa of Asante. The reading is from Thomas C. Oden's "How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity."
The year is 1701. We remember the Vestry Act of 1701. The reading for today comes from an obscure Quaker named Henry White.
The year was 1821... and 1855. We remember Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Søren Kierkegaard. The reading is from Dostoyevsky on the topic of art and Christ.
The year was 1908. Archie Bailey placed the first Gideons Bible in a hotel in Superior, Montana. The reading is from St. Augustine, a famous quote on our Lord's Incarnation.
The year was 1308. We remember John Duns Scotus. The reading is "The foolishness of God" by Luci Shaw.
The year was 739. We remember St. Wilibrord. The reading is from e.e. Cummings, "I am a little church."
The year was 1876. We remember the Vatican's secretary of State Giacomo Antonelli. The reading is from William Gadsby, "Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat."
The year was 1592. We remember Reverend Charles Chauncy. The reading is from Dave Zahl on anxiety and our very dependable and predictable God.
The year was 1952. We remember Wagih Sobhi Baki Soliman. The reading is from Origen, from his commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.
The year was 1819. We remember American Missionary Pliny Fisk. The reading is from Leslie Newbigin's “Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture.”
The year was 1164. We remember Thomas Beckett. The reading is T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral."
The year was 1517. We remember Michelangelo's magnum opus, the Sistine Chapel. The reading is from Richard Crashaw, "Christ's Victory."
The year was 1916. We remember Charles Taze Russell. The reading is from Anna Kamienska, “Lack of Faith.”
The year was 1680. We remember the mystic, adventurer, and self-proclaimed prophet, Antoinette Bourignon. The reading is from Kate Bowler, "Everything Happens for A Reason, and Other Lies I've Loved."
The year was 370. We remember the story of St. Regulus' fantastic escape with the relics of St. Andrew. The reading is from Anne Brontë, "The Penitent."
The year was 1466. We remember Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. The reading is an excerpt from Psalm 60 in the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1650.