The Pittsfield Pilgrim 

May, 2022

Minister's Minute

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John Wycliffe, a professor at Oxford University in England, became one of the greatest English religious reformers, writing under the protection of John of Gaunt (1340–1399). His most outstanding achievement was being the first to translate, along with his followers, the Holy Scriptures from the Latin Vulgate into the English language. Known as the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” John Wycliffe wrote in the General Prologue of his 1384 translation of the Bible: “The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.” Those words may sound familiar.