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Jan. 21 in Christian History

Jan 21, 2011 02:37 PM EST

1525 - History's first Anabaptist baptismal service took place in Zurich, Switzerland, when Conrad Grebel (re-)baptized George Blaurock.


1549 - Parliament passed the first of four British Acts of Uniformity, this first requiring the exclusive use of the Book of Common Prayer (later called the First Prayer Book of Edward VI) in all public services of the Anglican Church.


1738 - English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in his journal: 'I desire to have no greater portion than the prayers of the poor.'


1772 - Pioneer Methodist bishop Frances Asbury wrote in his journal: 'Though a stranger in a strange land, God has taken care of me.'


1986 - Charismatic Bible Ministries was founded in Oklahoma. A fraternal fellowship of charismatic organizations, CBM held its first major conference in June 1986 in Tulsa.


© 1987-2011, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from

Almanac of the Christian Church