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:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

21 January. 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Agnes, Martyr under Emperor Diocletian

21 January. 1662 Book of Common Prayer.  Agnes, Martyr under Emperor Diocletian.

Agnes, Martyr. A young Roman maiden vilely assailed by lust, and, in revenge for her stedfast resistance, brought before the tribunal in the persecution of Diocletian (A.D. 304), and put to death with torture. Her memory is celebrated by St. Ambrose, St. Jerome, and St. Augustine (in whose time her holyday was already kept), as a type of chastity and innocence. -- January 21st.

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