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Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit When Lutherans gather to eat, someone usually says, “Let’s pray together the common table prayer.” Everyone bows their heads and folds their hands…and does not say the common table prayer. Our common table prayer is in Luther’s Small Catechism: […]

Lindemann on Advent 1

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT The commemoration of our Lord’s birth has become the outstanding feature of the Christmas season. The weeks before the Holy Nativity are given over almost completely to the First Advent. Modern Christendom has made the season a holy drama of the Birth. As the antidote against the tendency to secularize […]

Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Psalm 119 says the entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Jesus Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem begins the most important week in the history of the world. The crowd cries Hosanna! on Sunday […]

Luther for Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Church Postils If you believe in Christ and in His advent, it is the highest praise and thanks to God to be holy. if you recognize, love, and magnify His grace and work in you, and cast aside and condemn self and the works of self, then you are a Christian. Faith is of the […]

Advent & Christmas Introits

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Here are the historic introits for Advent and Christmas. These Advent introits contain a few corrections from the previous postings. The text varies in a few spots between the Latin and the Common Service. The translation reflecting the Latin appears in parentheses underneath the text of the Common Service (an option that could be used). […]