Today on the Almanac, we remember the first Protestant church service in North America on this day in 1608. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory
Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the miraculous events in Fatima on this day in 1917. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory
Today on the Almanac, we remember the events leading up to the 2nd Battle of Kappel and the death of Zwingli.
Today on the Almanac, we remember the consecration of Constantinople in 330 and consider its impact on the history of the church.
Today on the Almanac, Dr van Voorhis answers a question about Church History for the first of a weekly series of listeners' questions.
Today on the Almanac, we remember Gregory of Nazianzus aka St. Gregory the Theologian.
Today on the Almanac, we ponder the significance of Julian of Norwich on her feast day.
Today on the Almanac, we remember Franz von Sickingen, the "Last Knight" and 2001.
Today on the Almanac, we remember a groundbreaking visit by Pope John Paul in 2001.
Today on the Almanac, we remember the Melancholy Dane and Christian Irrationalist (!) Soren Kierkegaard.
Today on the Almanac, we remember the Grand Union of the Augustinian Order in 1256.
Today on the Almanac, we remember the Fifth Lateran Council in 1512, the last Pre-Reformation church council.
Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Athanasius on his feast day.
Today, we begin a new season of the Almanac with a new format. We consider the history of May Day. The reading is from Martin Luther.
The year was 1602. Today we remember William Lilly, Christian Astrologist? The last word for this second season is from the final stanza to Richard Wilbur’s “A Stable Lamp is Lighted.”
The year was 1968. Today we remember Lin Zhao, a Chinese Christian Martyr.
The year was 160. Today we remember Tertullian, the renegade Church Father. The reading is from Tertullian.
The year was 1396. Today we remember St. Stephan of Perm. The reading is from Dorothy Sayers.
The year was 1502. Today we remember Georg Major, the man, and the controversies. The reading is from W.H. Auden.
The year was 1915. Today we remember aspects of the Armenian genocide. The reading is from Corrie Ten Boom.
The year was 1960. Today we remember Toyohiko Kagawa. The reading is Anya Krugovoy Silver's "No, It's Not."
The year was 1775. Today we remember Georg Hermes and the Catholic Enlightenment in Germany. The reading is “The Empty Tomb” by Tania Runyon.
The year was 1109. Today we remember one of the “Big A’s” Anselm of Canterbury. The reading is from T.S. Eliot.
The year was 1962. Today we remember Karl Barth and his featured cover story in the popular TIME Magazine. The reading is from Barth.
The year was 1529. Today we remember the birth of “Protestantism” and its development over the centuries. The reading is from the Protestant Richard Baxter.