This Week in Christian History: Mayflower, Pope Celestine, 'Sweet Hour of Prayer'

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(Photo: Pilgrim Hall Museum)"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth", by Jennie Brownscombe offers an early 20th century perspective on the 1621 event. Courtesy Pilgrim Hall Museum.

Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week in Church history. They include the creation of a beloved old hymn, the election of a pope, and the beginning of a historic journey.

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