Posts tagged with ‘martyr’

  • This Day in History October 28, 1949

    By Ruth on October 28, 2012
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    Today’s feature is something that is indeed humbling to me, and I have heard about this amazing story since I was very young.  Have you ever heard of Jim Elliot?  Maybe you are familiar with his wife’s work Through Gates of Splendor.  If not, let me tell you just briefly about Jim Elliot. He was October 8, 1927, in Portland, […]
  • This Day in History July 17, 180 A.D.

    By Ruth on July 17, 2012
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    As I searched for a topic this morning, I was quite amazed to read about this story.  On this date in 180 A.D., twelve North African Christians were executed for their beliefs.  They are known as the Scillitan Martyrs, and their names were Speratus, Nartzalus, Cintinus (Cittinus), Veturius, Felix, Aquilinus, Laetantius, Januaria, Generosa, Vestia, Donata, and Secunda (5 women, 7 […]
  • This Day in History May 30, 1416

    By Ruth on May 30, 2012
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    Jerome Prague was born in modern day Czech Republic (Bohemia) in 1379.  He was a prominent philosopher, theologian, and university professor who became a church reformer.  His teachings emphasized that the teachings of God were directly accessible to Christians without a church leader’s aid.  This was contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church.  He was a supporter of Wycliff […]