The year was 1748. Today we remember the erstwhile Quaker, Elias Hicks. The reading is “Welcoming Angels” by Pat Schneider.
The year was 1314. Today we remember Jacques de Molar and the end of the Knights Templar. The reading is from Justin Martyr.
The year was 2012. Today we remember Pope Shenouda III from the Coptic Orthodox Church. The reading is from "The Prayer of St. Patrick."
The year was 1244. Today we remember the Cathar’s last stand at Montségur. The reading is from “Good is the Flesh” by Brian Wren.
The year was 1711. Today we remember Eusebio Kino. The reading is "Communion in the Asylum" by Andrew Hudgens.
The year was 1565. Today we remember Vasco De Quiroga, the Spanish missionary in Michoacan. The reading is "Let Your God Love You" by Edwina Gateley.
The year was 1965. Today we remember Fan Noli and the Albanian Orthodox Church. The reading is "Those Who Carry" by Anna Kamienska.
The year was 2000. Today we remember the Archbishop Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei. The reading is "Imperatives" by Kathleen Norris.
The year was 843. Today we remember the original “Feast of Orthodoxy” in the Eastern churches. The reading is from John of Damascus.
The year was 1762. Today we remember the execution of Jean Calas and the birth of a movement for religious toleration. The reading is from the Book of Common Prayer.
The year was 1907. Today we remember the eccentric faith healer and utopian John Alexander Dowie. The reading is "Spring Song" from Lucille Clifton.
The year was 1782. We remember the tragedy of the massacre at Gnadenhutten. The reading is from St. Paul's epistle to the Ephesians.
The year was 1866. We remember African Anglican Martyr Bernard Mizeki. The reading is from Luci Shaw.
The year was 1866. We remember Renaissance Man and Anglican Priest William Whewell. The reading is from Ps. 19 in the Scottish Metrical Psalter.
The year was 1797. We remember Henry Nott and his mission to Tahiti. The reading is from James K. Baxter.
The year was 1827. We remember Indian Christian Abdul Masih on the anniversary of his death. The reading is from Abdul Masih.
The year was 1311. We remember Antony Bek, the Bishop of Durham. The reading for today comes from N.T. Wright on the centrality of Jesus.
The year was 1861. We remember the birthday of Lucy Whitehead McGill Waterbury Peabody. The reading is from Isaac Watts.
We remember the calling of the Hussite Crusades in 1420. The reading is from St. Ephrem of Edessa.
The year was 1870. We remember the creation of the Bulgarian Exarchate and ecclesiastical independence. The reading is a poem from Reginald Heber.
The year was 1773. We remember the completion of Christ Church Alexandria, Virginia on this date. The reading is from “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation” by John Mason Neale.
The year was 1891. We remember the baptism of Brahmabandhav Upadhyay. The reading is from Sadhu Sundar Singh.
The year was 1591. We remember Friedrich Spee, a pastor, and hunter of witch hunters. The reading is a lenten prayer from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
The year was 1915. We remember former slave and evangelist Amanda Berry Smith. The reading is “The Ballad of Mary’s Son” by Langston Hughes.
The year was 1925. We remember noted famed missions founder, Dr. Kate Waller Barrett. The reading is the Lenten hymn "Lord Who Through These 40 Days" by Claudia Frances Hernaman.