This week in Christian history: Oswald Chambers born, pope visits Pentecostal church

An illustration of the Cane Ridge Revival, a camp meeting of religious fervor that began on August 6, 1801, and continued for about a week. It is considered a crucial event of the Second Great Awakening. | Screengrab/YouTube/ignitethefire1

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 and notable deaths.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while others might be previously unknown to many people.

The following pages highlight anniversaries of memorable events that occurred this week in Christian history. They include the death of a Great Awakening preacher, the birth of Oswald Chambers, and Pope Francis becoming the first pontiff to visit a Pentecostal church.

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