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Archive for February, 2010

Lent 2 – Matthew 15:21-28

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Do you remember? Do you remember your first kiss? Do you remember where you were when man landed on the moon? Do you remember your confirmation Bible verse? Do you remember that you have no strength by yourself to […]

How do the Gesimas and Lent fit together? A word from the Anglicans

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

I just ran across this nice little chart/article by XXX over at lectionary central: The Logic of Lent, by Robert D. Crouse What I like about this chart is that it ties together the Gesimas as the preparation, the first half of Lent as battle with Satan, and the second half of Lent as the […]

Stoeckhardt on Matthew 15:21-28

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

When the Lord humbles us, then do we first really understand our own condition, who we are; then do we become little, little in our own eyes. When the Lord once lets us feel his heavy hand, when he takes the joy out of living and gives us trouble, then we realize, – oh, that […]

Walther on Lent 2 – Matthew 15:21-28

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The first kind of struggle which God wages against the Christian is, as we see from the Syro-Phoenician woman, usually temporal distress. If not always bodily torment by Satan then at least it is other bodily misery, be it one’s own sickness, or the sickness and death of a loved one, poverty, loss of one’s […]

Notes for Lent 2 – Matthew 15:21-28

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Post-Tridentine Roman Lectionary has the Transfiguration account on the Second Sunday in Lent. Fred Lindemann, “The Sermon and the Propers” The determined effort of the evil spirit to possess and to defeat the struggle of faith is here visualized. But we see also a faith that will not take “No” or rebuff a delay. […]