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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Witness, October, Social Theology

October 12, 1492 Columbus’ arrival in the Americas Christian explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, is annually remembered on the second Monday of October. After a long voyage at sea, Columbus set foot on land in the Bahamas and subsequently established Spanish rule in Hispaniola. Columbus’ Journal of the First Voyage to America clearly...Read more... Read more...

October 11, 1782: Fourteenth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

October 11, 1782: Fourteenth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, October Articles

October 11, 1782 Congress issues thanksgiving proclamation In 1776, America’s Continental Congress began to issue two spiritual proclamations a year until near the end of the War of Independence. Since November 1777 when Henry Laurens was President, Congress had issued a fall thanksgiving proclamation calling the states to remember their spiritual “duty” to offer...Read more... Read more...

Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 10, 1797 Death of Signer, Carter Braxton Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, a planter, and a representative of...Read more... Read more...

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

April Articles, Christian Biography, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Denominations & Sects of the Church, March Articles, Methodist churches

October 9, 1958 Rev. George Bennard passes away Toward the end of the twentieth century, song leaders, when soliciting requests for favorite songs from the congregation, would often receive at least one request for “The Old Rugged Cross.” Written by George Bennard in 1913, this gospel hymn has proven to be a sentimental favorite of Christians and unsaved alike. Like many other songs of...Read more... Read more...

John Hancock

John Hancock

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 8, 1793 Death of Signer, John Hancock John Hancock (January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution and was the son and grandson of Christian...Read more... Read more...

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"This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming and calamitous state of these colonies, do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the 20th day of July next, be observed, by the inhabitants of all the English colonies on this continent, as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 2:87-88.
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William Hooper

William Hooper

American Christianity | Christian Calendar | Christian History | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Read more…

William Paca

William Paca

American Christianity | Christian Calendar | Christian History | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a represenRead more…

October 1783: Seventh Congressional Day of Thanksgiving

October 1783: Seventh Congressional Day of Thanksgiving

American Christianity | Congressional Spiritual Proclamations | October Articles

From June 1775 to August 1784, the Continental Congress issued sixteen spiritual proclamations, calling all Thirteen States to faRead more…

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall

American Christianity | Christian Calendar | Christian History | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of IRead more…

October 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

October 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

American Christianity | Congressional Spiritual Proclamations | October Articles

At the end of 1780, the endurance of American revolutionary forces had been severely tested by British military might. So dire waRead more…

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