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Hark! a thrilling voice proclaiming

Hark! a thrilling voice proclaiming

Author: St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan; Translator: E. E. Higbee
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Author: St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

Translator: E. E. Higbee

Born: March 27, 1830, St. George (near Burlington), Vermont. Died: December 13, 1889. Buried: Emmitsburg, Maryland. Son of state legislator Lewis Higbee and Sarah Baker Higbee, Elnathan was educated at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1849. By the time of his graduation, he had already begun teaching school in Burlington at age 16; his first permanent position was as an assistant teacher at an academy in Woodstock, Vermont. He stayed there only a short time before moving to another teaching position in Emmitsburg, Maryland, becoming head of the mathematical and classical departments at a school organized by his brother-in-law, George W. Aughinbaugh. In 1850, he accepted a position s a private tutor in the family of Joshua Motte… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! a thrilling voice proclaiming
Author: St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Translator: E. E. Higbee
Copyright: Public Domain

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