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William Hooper

William Hooper

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

October 14, 1790 Death of Signer, William Hooper William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John...Read more... Read more...

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...

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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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Apostles | Bible | Christian Beliefs | Christian Calendar | Christian Living | October Articles

As the Apostles bore testimony to their faith in their Lord Jesus Christ through martyrdom, the Early Church began to observe dayRead 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…

Christianizing Halloween and Hallowmas

Christianizing Halloween and Hallowmas

Christian Calendar | Christian Ethics | Christian Living | October Articles

One of the great challenges presented to every generation of Christians is the Christianizing of their respective generations. SiRead more…

October 1781 – Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

October 1781 – Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

American Christianity | Congressional Spiritual Proclamations | October Articles

America's Christian heritage is interwoven with the birth and development of the nation. But, since the early part of the twentieRead 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…

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