Christianity is a faith with a long and extensive history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.
Each week brings the anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, births, deaths, and everything in between.
Some of the events drawn from over 2 millennia of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown.
Here are three things that happened this week, Jan. 3-9, in Church history. They include the birth of an influential Anglican bishop, the composing of the famous choral piece “Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks,” and the beginning of the Catholic Church priest abuse scandal.