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Christmas 1 – Luke 2:33-40

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Christmas according to Saint Luke begins in Bethlehem and ends in the temple. The baby Jesus was brought there for the Service of Presentation forty days after His birth. Lord willing, we will celebrate that festival on February 2, […]

Luther: He Had Nothing But Ordinary Swaddling Clothes and Scarcely A Farthing in Mary’s Purse

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The patriarch Simeon steps up, even though by virtue of age he can scarcely see his way, and with penetrating clarity of discernment recognizes and praises this child as the Savior and Light of the World. All emperors, kings, and sovereigns are mere darkness, but this child is the Light of the World. All the […]

Lindemann on Christmas I

Friday, December 10th, 2010

THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS The name of this Sunday is as given and not merely the Sunday after Christmas. For next Sunday is the Second Sunday after Christmas and not the Sunday after New Year. (The civil New Year’s Day has no place in the ecclesiastical year.) In some years this Sunday within the […]