Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wisdom of the Fathers

In consequence of one of their pastors preaching "heretical doctrines" from the church pulpit, on Sunday, August thirteenth, 1676, "an extraordinary court" was held, and [Deacon] Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck was one of those to hear the case. They passed judgment in words that carry wisdom to all generations: "Church disagreements should be consumed in the fire of love."

- The Ten Broeck Genealogy: Being the Records and Annals of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck of Albany and His Descendants, Compiled by Emma Ten Broeck Runk, New York, De Vinne Press, 1897

[Dirck Wesselse was younger brother to Wessel Wesselse, from whom I descend in a direct line - they were all members of the Dutch Reformed church]

3 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

How interesting!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Hilarius said...

I tried to post something about you sitting in the flowers on your site, but it didn't seem to take.

Anyway - hope you had a good time in Texas!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I did, thank you.

3:09 PM  

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