This week in Christian history: John of Damascus, St. Columba, St. Paul's Cathedral opens

St. Paul's London
An 1896 photo of St. Paul's Cathedral of London, England. |

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, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Dec. 1-7, in Church history. They include the death of John of Damascus, the opening of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the birth of an influential British saint.

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