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Young Christian Soldier, The

Periodical for youth published by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society from 1867 to 1911. Its editors included Marie H. Bullfinch 1867-71, Susan Lavinia Emery, 1871-74, and Julia Chester Emery, 1874-76. The magazine was published monthly until 1873 when it absorbed another journal, Carrier Dove, and became a weekly magazine. Seeking to involve children in the church's missionary endeavor, the magazine enrolled each young subscriber in the "missionary army." The missionary army was organized into platoons with a current missionary bishop leading each platoon. Current news from the mission field was presented along with edifying tales and pious poetry.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.