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ChristChurch.BenjaminDorrSermons953 Benjamin Dorr sermon 953, "Annual Thanksgiving," 1861
TitleBenjamin Dorr sermon 953, "Annual Thanksgiving," 1861
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(Philadelphia, United States, Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA)
PublisherChrist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Reverend Benjamin Dorr served as rector for Christ Church from 1839 to 1868, and undertook the difficult job of holding the congregation together during the Civil War. This sermon lays out Reverend Dorr's thoughts on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." Dorr urges believers to be thankful no matter their earthly circumstances. The Civil War had been going on since April, but they should be thankful for being thought worthy of going through that trial, relying on God. Dorr also comments on an especially bountiful fall harvest and continued health among the northern populations as reasons for thanks. "Annual" in the title may refer to the annual harvest, but talk of a formal celebration of thanksgiving was in the air.
- Philadelphia Congregations Early Records Project (https://philadelphiacongregations.org)
- ATLA Digital Library (https://dl.atla.com/collections/philadelphia-congregations-early-records-project)
- Bible. New Testament
- Bible. Thessalonians, 1st
- American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
- Christ Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Dorr, Benjamin, 1796-1869
- Episcopal Church
- 19th century
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