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Latin Gerhard Postills

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Google Books has been scanning books that are older and older. Now you can read full scans of 17th century books, such as: D. Joannis Gerhardi homiliae XXXVI seu meditationes breves diebus dominicis atque festis accomodatis. These are brief meditations on the Gospels for most of the Sundays of the historic church year. Sacrarum homiliarum […]

Trinity 23 – Matthew 22:15-22

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit There seems to be a contradiction between Saint Paul’s admonition in the Epistle and Jesus’ words to the Pharisees in today’s Holy Gospel. Paul writes to the church in Phillipi: our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also […]

Pius Parsch on Trinity 23 – Matthew 22:15-22

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Much lies hidden in these few words of Christ. In the first place, Jesus says: Man is the child of two worlds, one is of earth, visible; the other is of heaven, invisible. He must adapt himself to both. As child of God and citizen of God’s kingdom his first duties are to his highest […]

Gerhard Quote for Trinity 23 – Matthew 22:15-22

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

He who would have God’s image in his soul must have God’s pure love within him. If this love of God, this image, is to be in one’s soul, then all other images must be cast out. To be sure, we should love parents, spouses, and neighbors; but all of this should be in and […]

Trinity 23 Notes – Matthew 22:15-22

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Church Fathers Judea had lately become subject to the Romans under Caesar Augustus and when the census had been made of the (Roman) world, Judea had been made a tributary of Rome. And there was great division among the people; some saying they should pay the tribute in return for the peace and security the […]