Thursday, April 2, 2015

This Day in Christian History: April 2

This Day in Christian History: April 2


April 2, 1524: Zwingli Marries Anna Meyer


Zwingli Reads the Translated Bible to Anna
Huldrych Zwingli was a leader of the reformation in Switzerland. Like Martin Luther, he saw many corruptions in the Catholic church, and pushed for reform. Eventually, Zwingli broke away from the Catholic church and joined Luther's reformation. He and Luther met in person once, but they disagreed of the Holy Eucharist.

At age 40, Zwingli married Anna Meyer, a widow who lived near his home. Their marriage was short lived, however. Seven years later, Anna became a widowed for the second time when Zwingli was killed in battle while defending Zurich.

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