1129 Formal approval of the Order
of the Knights Templar was granted at the Council of Troyes.
1501 Martin Luther, 17, entered the
University of Erfurt.
1514 Pope Leo X
issued a papal bull against slavery.
Second Diet of Nürnberg
1529 Spanish reformer Juan de
published his Dialogue on Christian Doctrine. Its
emphasis on faith and religious feeling, as well as disregard of
ecclesiastical authority, paved the way in Spain for Protestant ideas.
1545 Martin Luther’s opinion on Martin Bucer’s
reformation was printed.
Jacob Adlung, erudite organist of the Predigerkirche in
Erfurt, was born (d. 5 July 1762). [German
Rowland H. Prichard, composer, was born (d. 25 January 1887).
South Carolina Synod was organized by six pastors and five
laymen representing thirteen congregations.
1845 The first
Pittsburgh Synod was formed.
Lauritz A. Vigness, educator and professor at Augustana Synod
colleges, was born in Fillmore County, Minnesota (d. 21 September 1947).
Albert Schweitzer, theologian and musician, was born in
Alsace (d. 4 September 1965).
Edmund H. Sears, hymnist, died (b. 6 April 1810).
German Lutheran pastor and political activist, was born (d. 6 March
1893 Pope Leo
appointed Archbishop Francesco Satolli as the Vatican's first Apostolic
Delegate to the U.S.
1917 The Lutheran Publicity
Organization of Saint Louis was organized.
Josef Berggrav, bishop of Oslo, died (b. 1884).
2001 Elisabeth Vadrot-Galdies was
ordained as "diacre-evangeliste" (evangelist-deaconess) in the
ev.-luth. Holy-Cross church in Strasbourg, by church president Jean
Thiebaut Haessig. Mme. Vadrot-Galdies, of Roman Catholic background,
studied at the theological faculty of the university of human sciences
in Strasbourg. During that time she joined the Holy-Cross parish of the
EEL-SFB (Evangelical Lutheran Church Synod of France and Belgium). In
Macon, France, she commenced visiting patients in five public
hospitals, old-age homes and clinics for nervous diseases. There was no
permanent minister in the city doing such work. Hence she was granted
the right by the authorities to visit the sick on behalf of the EEL-SFB.