Brooks, Phillips

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Born: Dec 13, 1835 AD
Died: 1893 AD, at 57 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

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