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This week in Christian history: Lutheran Church votes to ordain women, Thomas Cranmer born

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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 may be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight three events that happened this week in Christian history. They include the Lutheran Church in America voting to allow female clergy, the birth of Thomas Cranmer, and the founding of a school by a Quaker abolitionist.

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