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Encyclopedia > Charles Henry Brent

Charles Henry Brent (April 9, 1862March 27, 1929) was an American Episcopal bishop who served in the Philippines and western New York. April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επίσκοπος, transliterated epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... NY redirects here. ...

Born in Canada and educated at Trinity College, Toronto, Brent was originally stationed in a slum parish in Boston. In 1902, after the Philippines were acquired by the United States during the Spanish-American War, the Episcopal Church appointed Brent as Missionary Bishop of the Philippines and arrived on the same ship with the American Governor, William H. Taft. Brent focused on non-Christians, including the Igorots in Luzon, the Muslims, and the Chinese in Manila. He served on several international commissions to stop narcotic trafficking. During World War I, he was the Senior Chaplain for the American Armed Forces in Europe. Trinity College main building The University of Trinity College, or simply Trinity College is one of the federated schools making up the modern University of Toronto. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties Unknown[1] The Spanish–American... William Howard Taft I (September 15, 1857–March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921 - 1930). ... Igorot (pronounced ) is the general name for the people of the Cordillera region, in the Philippines island of Luzon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Jose L. Atienza, Jr. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...

He declined three elections to bishoprics in the United States in order to continue his work in the Philippines, but in 1918, he accepted the position of Bishop of Western New York. He helped to organize the first World Conference on Faith and Order, which met in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1927, and died in Lausanne in 1929. [1] March 27 is the commemoration of Brent in the Episcopal Church. Waterfront view of Ouchy, just south of Lausanne Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), across from Évian-les-Bains, France, and about 60 km northeast of Geneva. ...


  1. ^ Staff report (March 28, 1929). BISHOP BRENT DIES AT 66 IN LAUSANNE; New York Churchman, Former Chief Chaplain of A.E.F., Was on Health Trip. FOUGHT OPIUM TRAFFIC Geneva Recalls Efforts to Get Us Into League--He Will Be Buried at Lausanne. Lausanne Plans Services. Opium Fight Brought Fame. Chosen Bishop of Philippines. BUFFALO MOURNS DR. BRENT. His Wish for Burial Wherever He Died Will Be Fulfilled. MANNING EULOGIZES BRENT. Bishop Says Death Will Be Great Loss to Episcopal Church. GENEVA MOURNS FOR BRENT. League Circles Regret Him as a Supporter of Our Entry. New York Times

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LM (293 words)
Brent graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto, in 1884, and then spent two years studying for the ordained ministry.
Brent was consecrated the first Missionary Bishop of the Philippines on Dec. 19, 1901, and served in that position until Feb. 19, 1918.
Brent was deeply committed to the ecumenical movement.
Charles Henry Brent (381 words)
(For a brief note on the subsequent history of these territories, see Kamehameha, 28 November.) In 1902, the Episcopal Church appointed Charles Brent (at that time serving as priest in charge of a slum parish in Boston) as Missionary Bishop of the Philippines.
Brent could easily have confined himself to providing a kind of ecclesiastical "home away from home" for American officials and others stationed in the Islands.
Equally, he could have devoted himself chiefly to efforts to convert the Roman Catholics, both of Spanish and of Filipino ancestry, whom the previous government had left behind.
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