The year was 1909, and we remember Mary MacKillop. The reading is from Les Murray's "Poetry and Religion."
The year was 1847, and we remember George Rapp. The reading is from Walter Brueggemann, “The Prophetic Imagination.”
The year was 1221, and we remember St. Dominic. The reading is from Aquinas' famous hymn, "Pange Lingua."
The year was 1912, and we remember Henri-Antoine Groues. The reading is “Dominus Illuminatio Mea” by Richard Doddridge Blackmore.
The year was 1708, and we remember Francis Makemie. The reading is an excerpt from "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The year was 2008, and we remember Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The reading is a poem from Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago."
The year was 640 and Pope Severinus died. The reading is from Cynewulf's “The Ascension."
The year was 1897 and Pope Leo XIII published his encyclical "Militantis Ecclesiae." The reading is from Philip Yancey, "The Question That Never Goes Away."
The year was 1861, and we remember Helen Barrett Montgomery. The reading is a stanza from Henry Lyte's "Abide With Me."
The year was 1419 and the First Defenestration at Prague. The reading is a poem from Czeslaw Milosz, “You Whose Name.”
The year was 1030, and we remember St. Olaf Haraldsson. The reading is a poem, "Fierce was the Wild Billow," attributed to Anatolius.
The year was 1979, and we remember Gudina Tumsa. The reading is from Athanasius, "On the Incarnation."
The year was 1656, and we remember Salomon Glassius. The reading is from Chad Bird, "Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul."
The year was 1890, and we remember Francisco Penzotti. The reading is from Angelico Chavez, "Jesus at the Well."
The year was 1900. We remember the “dean” of the house church movement in China, Wang Ming Dao. The reading is from 17th century Emperor Kangxi, “Poem of the Cross.”
The year was 1224, and we remember Christina the Astonishing. The reading is from R.S. Thomas, "When We Are Weak."
The year was 1637, and Jenny Geddes thew the stool that transformed Scotland. The reading is from Phoebe Cary, "Hymn #3."
The year was 1926, and we remember J.I. Packer. The reading is a word about Christian hope from Packer himself.
The year was 1542 and Pope Paul III issued the Papal Bull, “Licet ab Initio.” The reading is an excerpt from Soren Kierkegaard's 1851 “Discourse on Communion.”
The year was 1969, and Buzz Aldrin became the first man to take communion in space. The reading is from Robert Campbell's hymn, "At the Lambs High Feast We Sing."
The year was 1688, and we remember Guisseppe Castiglione. The reading is the "Prayer of St Francis Xavier" by Alexander Pope.
The year was 64, and we remember the great fire in Rome. The reading is from Justin Martyr, writing in 150 AD.
The year was 1887, and we remember Dorothea Dix. The reading is a stanza from John Donne's "Annunciation."
The year is 1915, and we remember Ellen G. White. The reading is a quote from Luther’s Sermons on the Gospel of St. John.
We remember the year 1606 and Rembrandt von Rijn. The reading is a quote from Herman Bavinck's "The Philosophy of Revelation."