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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:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

22 January. 1662 Book of Common Prayer: Vincent, Martyr.

22 January. 1662  Book of Common Prayer: Vincent, Martyr.

 #1535. The numbers are our’s from Foxe’s martyriology. Presbyter Valerius and his Deacon Vincent were chained and imprisoned by the Roman governor of Tarragona, Spain.  For an unknown reason, he let Valerius go, but racked the Deacon.  Vincent had joint-dislocation and died in prison of his injuries on January 22, 304.  As told by Mr. Foxe, pg. 34, in Foxe, John.  The New Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.  Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2001.

Vincent, Martyr. A Spanish Deacon, of Saragossa, martyred with torture under Diocletian (A.D. 304); celebrated as "the invincible" as early as the time of St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. -- January 22nd.

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