Hebron Church is a mid-19th century Lutheran church in Intermont,
Hampshire County, in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It was founded in
1786 as Great Capon Church by German settlers in the Cacapon River
Valley, making it the first Lutheran church west of the Shenandoah
Valley. The congregation worshiped in a log church, which initially
served both Lutheran and Reformed denominations. In 1821, records and
sermons transitioned from German to English. The church's congregation
built the present Greek Revival-style church building in 1849, when it
was renamed Hebron on the Cacapon. The original log church was moved
across the road and used as a sexton's house, Sunday school classroom,
and public schoolhouse. To celebrate the congregation's 175th
anniversary in 1961, Hebron Church constructed a building for community
functions and religious education, designed to be architecturally
compatible with the 1849 brick church. Hebron Church was listed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 2014, cited as a Potomac
Highlands church with vernacular Greek Revival architecture.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror was crowned King of
England at Westminster Abbey, although he still faced rebellions over
the following years and was not secure on his throne until after 1072.
American physician Ephraim McDowell performed the world's first
removal of an ovarian tumor.
Emperor Taishō died of a heart attack, and was succeeded by
his son, Hirohito, who ruled until his death in 1989, becoming the
longest-reigning Emperor of Japan.
Second World War: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong began
after Mark Aitchison Young, the Governor of Hong Kong, surrendered the
territory to Japan after 18 days of fierce fighting.
In a nationally televised speech, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as
President of the Soviet Union.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (Christianity) A small Christmas gift for children symbolizing Jesus
Christ as the “light” of the world. A typical modern Christingle is
made of an orange with sweets skewered into it, a candle inserted into
the top, and a red ribbon wrapped round it.
2. (Christianity) A church service for children incorporating Christingles,
usually held during Advent.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Except the Christ be born again tonight In dreams of all men,
saints and sons of shame, The world will never see his kingdom bright.
Stars of all hearts, lead onward thro' the night Past death-black
deserts, doubts without a name, Past hills of pain and mountains of new
sin To that far sky where mystic births begin, Where dreaming ears the
angel-song shall win.