This week in Christian history: MLK, ‘Hour of Power,’ first vernacular hymnal

Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in this August 28, 1963 file photo. |

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, Jan. 6-12, in Church history. They include the taping of the first “Hour of Power” episode, the publication of the first common language hymnal, and the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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