Benjamin Dorr sermon 953, "Annual Thanksgiving," 1861

Metadata

Title

Benjamin Dorr sermon 953, "Annual Thanksgiving," 1861

Date

1861-11-28

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.BenjaminDorrSermons953

Description

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.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Extent

26 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA