This week in Christian history: Episcopal Church elects first female leader, Salvation Army founders wed

Light shining through a stained glass window falls on nets installed along the ceiling of the National Cathedral's Nave in Washington September 1, 2011. |

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 to most people.

Here are three events that happened this week in Christian history. They include the death of the “Queen of Methodism,” the marriage of the founders of the Salvation Army, and the election of The Episcopal Church’s first female lead bishop.

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