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Issue 18 : How Christianity Came To Russia

Originally published in 1988
Issue 18
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May 11, 330: Roman emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor, inaugurates Constantinople as his capital on the site of the Greek city of Byzantium (see issue 57: Converting the Empire).

May 11, 603: Comgall, founder and first abbot of Bangor, dies. Considered the founder of Irish monasticism, by his death he oversaw 3,000 monks—including the famous missionary Columbanus (see issue 60: How the Irish Were Saved).

May 11, 1610: Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, the first Catholic missionary ...

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