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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