This week in Christian history: Billy Graham honor, Rowan Williams becomes Archbishop of Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral, Church of England
Canterbury Cathedral, England. |

Correction Appended

Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight anniversaries of memorable events that occurred this week — Feb. 27 to Mar. 5 — in Christian history. They include the enthroning of a new archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Billy Graham being lain in honor, and the birth of a British missionary.

Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to the date span as being between Feb. 20 to Feb. 26. 

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