Juan Bautista Cabrera

CABRERA, Juan Bautista Ivars. b. Benissa, Alicante, Spain; 23 April 1837; d. Madrid, 18 May 1916.  A hymn writer, translator of hymns, church historian, and the first bishop of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church (1896–1916), Cabrera is known today by Spanish-speaking congregations for his translations of some of the most widely-used historical hymns. He was born into a pious Catholic family in Spain (Catholicism, though the dominant faith tradition in Spain for centuries, became the official state religion with the Concordat of 1851). In accordance with his upbringing, Cabrera entered into the Orden de las Escuelas Pías under the name of Juan de la Purisma Concepción, establishing...

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