May 11: Today in Christian History

May 11: Today in Christian History

May 11, 1672

Cossacks murder Joseph, first metropolitan of Astrakhan, torturing him on a bed of coals in an effort to compel him to denounce a letter of excommunication as a forgery. He refuses to yield and is finally thrown from the city wall to his death.

May 11, 1685

At Wigton, Scotland, two Covenanter women named Margaret are cruelly tortured and drowned.

May 11, 1885

Death in Calcutta of Krishna Mohan Banerjea, a pastor, college professor, and writer. He will sometimes be called the father of Bengali Christian literature—a language in which he wrote tracts, lectures, articles, and apologetic material, as well as studies of Hindu philosophy.

May 11, 1918

Death of Huang Su’e (Mrs. Francis Lister Hawks Pott), notable for her work as a missionary, promotion and oversight of women’s education, establishment of an orphanage for neglected girl babies, and other zealous Christian activities.

May 11, 1926

J. R. R.Tolkien and C. S. Lewis have their first long chat. Five years afterward, Lewis converts to Christ. Later the two men, with a group of friends and colleagues, will become members of the Inklings, a predominantly Christian group at Oxford.

May 11, 1994

Death of Jim Broomhall who had served the Yi (Nosu) people of China as a medical missionary and when expelled by the Communists had worked in the Philippines.

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