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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer studied theology in Germany and the United States and pastored a church in London before returning to Germany as a leader of the Confessing Church, which tried to resist Adolf Hitler. Though Bonhoeffer returned to Germany a pacifist, he became a resistance worker and was part of failed plot to assassinate Hitler. But it was his evasion of the call-up for military service that led to his arrest. Perhaps he died because of his political convictions and not as a Christian martyr, but he would have said that there was no distinction between the two. - From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Earlier Event: April 5
Smalltown Vision Night
Later Event: April 15
The Passion of the Christ