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The eucharistic meal continues to spill over its historical forms to pervade the lives of Christians, doing so every time we approach any table in faith.
In third-century Rome, baptism was high drama
Little-known or remarkable facts about worship in the early church
Excerpts from an ancient Christian sermon
How early Christians expressed their joy
Little-known or remarkable facts about Martin Luther's later years
For a thousand years of Christian worship, lay people had rarely sung. Then came Luther.
Little-known or remarkable facts about the American Puritans
For 100 years, the American Puritans strove to create a model Christian society.
What Puritans did to grow spiritually
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April 25, 1214: Louis IX, king of France and saint, is born. Leader of the Seventh and Eighth Crusades (he died on the latter), he was known for his humility: he wore hair shirts and visited hospitals—where he emptied the bedpans (see issue 40: The Crusades).

April 25, 1599: Oliver Cromwell, the Puritan lord protector of England, is born near Cambridge. As lord protector he sought to allow more freedom of religion.

April 25, 1887: Radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller, known for his "Old Fashioned ...

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