Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

15 July 1779 A.D. Birth of Episcopal Churchman, Clement C. Moore

15 July 1779 A.D.  Birth of Episcopal Churchman, Clement C. Moore

Clement C. Moore (1779 to 1863)

Episcopal Church

Yes, Donner and Blitzen, He Wrote it

Birth of Clement C. Moore, theological educator, writer and poet, in New York City. With his family inheritance, Moore established the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in 1819, where he taught Greek and Hebrew literature for 28 years (1823-50). Ironically, Moore's fame is not as a great theologian, but as the author of the completely mythical Christmas poem that begins: " ' Twas the night before Christmas. . ." Written in 1822 for his own childtren, these verses were printed the following Christmas season in the Troy Sentinel, without his knowledge. He also compiled A Compendium Lexicon of the Hebrew Language.

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