The year was 1567. We remember a few stories filled with court intrigue, suspicion, and murder, as well as Pietro Carnesecchi, a humanist and would-be Reformer. The reading is “The World is not Conclusion” by Emily Dickinson.
The year was 1958. We remember the author Elsie Singmaster. The reading is from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, “That Blessed Hope.”
The year was 1349. We remember the English hermit, mystic, and author Richard Rolle. The reading is from 19th-century poet James Montgomery, “Come To Calvary’s Holy Mountain.”
The year was 1529. We remember the death of Adolf Clarenbach and Peter Fliesteden. The reading is from Martin Luther's Large Catechism in response to the petition in the Lord's prayer for the forgiveness of sins.
The year was 1805. We remember the English minister and advocate for orphans, George Müller. The reading is from D.S. Martin, “Sitting on A Stone."
The year was 1897 and we remember the production of the Christian flag. The reading is a quote from the 2nd-century theologian, Origen.
The year was 2000. We remember Welsh priest and poet, R.S. Thomas. The reading is from Thomas, "The Coming."
The year was 1734, and Pastor George Weiss led the first service of the Schwenkfelders in America. The reading is "The Magdalene's Mistake" by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell.
The year was 1950. We remember the oldest and longest-running radio drama made its debut, "Unshackled!" The reading is from Ernesto Cardenal, "Behind the Monastery."
The year was 1566. We remember a tempestuous theologian, Johann Agricola. The reading is a stanza from the hymn “Lord Hear the Voice of My Complaint” by Agricola.
The year was 1795. We remember the founding of the Order of the Orange. The reading is "Adveniat Regnum Tuum" by Katharine Tynan.
The year was 1982 when Lutheran pastor Christian Führer held the first of his “prayers for peace” meetings. The reading is a poem from A.K. Tolstoy, “A Peal of Bells.”
The year was 1692. We remember Giles Corey, the patron saint of those afflicted by church politics. The reading is an excerpt from Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, “The Gospel Broken by the Church.”
The year was 1884. We remember Irish born American and convict turned missionary Jerry McCauley. The reading is an excerpt from “The Missionary” by Charlotte Bronte.
The year was 1721, and we remember theologian Samuel Hopkins. The reading is the poem "Slavery" by Hannah More.
The year was 1882 and we remember E.B. Pusey. The reading is from Pusey, writing on Christian contentment.
The year was 1824 and we remember apologist for the papacy and Ultramontanist Joseph Hergenröther. The reading is from Robert Farrar Capon, an excerpt from his “The Astonished Heart.”
The year was 1927 and Bob Jones College, later Bob Jones University, was founded. The reading is a poem by Afua Kuma, “Chief Who Listens to the Poor."
The year was 1557 and we remember Sir John Cheke—a teacher, scholar, statesman, and theologian. The reading is an excerpt from 1 Clement.
The year was 1782 and Congress officially “recommended” the first whole Bible printed in English in America by Robert Aitken. The reading is a Poem by Cowper entitled “For the Poor.”
The year is 2020 and we celebrate the 500th episode of the Almanac. Dan answers five questions explaining how the show is made.
The year was 1067. We remember Lady Godiva. The reading is from the Epistle to the Philippians on the humiliation of Christ.
The year was 1952. We remember the television program “Life Is Worth Living." The reading is from St. Augustine, a reminder of the good news of the simplicity of the Christian life.
The year was 1783. We remember Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig. The reading is from Grundtvig, “Holy Spirit, Still our Sorrow.”
The year was 1892. We remember Quaker, poet, abolitionist, and defender of the Christian faith, John Greenleaf Whittier. The reading is a poem from Whittier, "My Namesake."