The year is 1477, and we remember humanist, scholar, and Catholic controversialist Jacopo Sadoleto. The reading is Gerard Manley Hopkin's "O Deo, Ego Amp Te."
The year is 1926, and we consider theologian and author Frederick Buechner. The reading is from Buechner, "The Faces of Jesus.”
The year is 1875, and we remember Mary Mcleod Bethune. The reading is Isaac Watts, “Behold What Wondrous Grace.”
We consider the year 1766, and preacher Jonathan Mayhew. The reading is from Thomas C. Oden's, "Classic Christianity."
We consider the year 1115 and Peter the Hermit. The reading is the last verse of the poem “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” by Bernard of Clairvaux.
We consider the year 1647 and the death of the “father of Connecticut,” Thomas Hooker. The reading is from "Tomb thou shalt not hold Him longer" by Phillips Brooks.
The year was 1415. We remember the death of Jan Hus. The reading is from Hus’ “Exhortation to Peace."
We remember the year 1962 and the death of Helmut Richard Niebuhr. The reading is an excerpt from Richard Niebuhr's sermon, “Man’s Work and God’s.”
We consider the year 1848 and Francois-Rene Chateaubriand. The reading is a selection from Ronnie McBrayer, "The Jesus Tribe: Following Christ in the Land of the Empire."
We remember the year 529 and the Second Council of Orange. The reading is from the 7th century, “Caedmon’s Hymn."
We remember the year 1505 and Luther's famous moment, “Help me St. Anne, I shall become a monk.” The reading is a quote from Luther's, "On the Freedom of the Christian."
The year was 1942, and we remember the godfather of modern Gospel music, Andrae Crouch. The reading is an excerpt from C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters."
We consider the year 1758, and we remember the birth of abolitionist James Stephen. The reading is from Jupiter Hammon, the first African slave to have poetry published in America, a selection from his “An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ…
We consider the year 1810 and the founding of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The reading is from Sir Aubrey De Vere, “Silence in the heavens."
We remember the year 1491 and the birth of Henry VIII of England. The reading is a quote from Gerhard Forde's, "On Being A Theologian of the Cross."
We remember the year 1906 and the birth of Christian and poet Vernon Watkins. The reading from Vernon Watkins, his poem "Infant Noah."
We remember the year 1988 and the death of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. The reading is from Balthasar, “Love Alone Is Credible.”
We remember the year 1530 and the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. The reading is a quote from William Willimon.
We remember the year 1579 when the first Protestant church service in the New World. The reading is from Francis Drake, “Disturb Us O Lord.”
Today, we celebrate St. John's Eve. The reading is "Baptism" by George Herbert.
The year was 431, and we remember St. Cyril and the Council at Ephesus. The reading is “Jehovah Jesus” by William Cowper.
The year was 1675, and we remember the rebuilding of St. Pauls' Cathedral in London. The reading is an excerpt from John Bunyan's "Pilgrims Progress."
We consider the year 1336 on which Benedict XII issued his Papal Bull, Summi Magistri. The reading is from Malcolm Guite, “The Miracle at Cana,” from his “Sounding the Seasons.”