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Brooks, Phillips

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1893 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Bishops, Clergymen

1835 – Born on the 13th of December in Boston, Massachusetts.

1855 – Attended college at the Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard University.

1856 – Studied for ordination in the Episcopal Church in the Virginia Theological Seminary at Alexandria, Virginia.

1859 – Graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, was ordained deacon by Bishop William Meade of Virginia, and became rector of the Church of the Advent, Philadelphia.

1860 – Ordained Priest.

1862-1869 – Became rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, where he gaining an increasing name as preacher and patriot.

1865 – Delivered sermon over Abraham Lincoln’s body.

1877 – Brooks preached Sunday after Sunday to great congregations.

         – Published a course of lectures upon preaching, which he had delivered at the theological school of Yale University.

1878 – Published his first volume of sermons, and from time to time issued other volumes, including Sermons Preached in English Churches.

1879 – Appeared the Bohlen Lectures on The Influence of Jesus.

1886 – Declined an election as assistant bishop of Pennsylvania.

1881 – He declined an invitation to be the sole preacher to the university and professor of Christian ethics.

1891 – On 30th of April he was elected sixth Bishop of Massachusetts.

         – On the 14 October was consecrated to that office in Trinity Church.

1893 – He died 23rd of January after an episcopate of only 15 months.

He is remembered in the Episcopal Church with a feast day on 23rd of January.