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Archive for December, 2008

Introits for the days after Christmas, and more!

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Here are introits for the days following Christmas (St. John coming soon I hope). For those celebrating Divine Service for Holy Innocents tomorrow, here’s a special bonus: Gradual & Alleluia! The notes are taken from the liber usualis, a 20th century pre-vatican II Roman source. Note: The gradual’s tune comes from the “offertory” which uses […]

From Heaven Above (Meditations on Luther's Hymn)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Christmas Eve Midnight (Dec. 24, 2008) Luke 2:1-20 TITLE: “From Heaven Above” [This sermon is a series of meditations and quotations all from the Christmas sermons of Dr. Martin Luther.  I will post them with citations if anyone is interested. -Todd Peperkorn] 1    “From heav’n above […]

A happy little rubric

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I don’t know how many of you have the custom of New Year’s Eve services. We do here. As I was looking at the propers in the LSB 1-year lectionary book, I found that there are two options for New Year’s Eve. There are propers wherein the Gospel lection is Luke 12:35-40. I was a […]

The Nativity of Our Lord – John 1:1-18

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Perhaps the reason why we love the secular holiday song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” is because of when it was written. Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1943 during the height of World War Two. The song quickly […]

From Heav'n Above

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This year for our midnight Christ Mass, I am doing a series of meditations on Luther’s hymn, From Heav’n Above.  We’ll sing a couple verses, and then do a short meditation from Luther that is on the same text as the hymn stanzas. Has anyone here done such a thing before?  Is anyone interested in […]