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Christmas 2 – Matthew 2:13-23

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The life of Christ has a twofold purpose. First and foremost, it is substitutionary. Everything that Christ did and suffered happened in our place, for our own good. As a result, we are saved from our sins, reconciled to […]

Lindemann on Christmas 2

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Oops. Sorry. I’m slow. My bad. THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS The name of this day is not “Sunday after New Year,” for the Church does not recognize the first day of January as New Year’s Day. There may be a Sun-day between the Circumcision and the Epiphany of Our Lord. When this happens, we […]

Christmas 2 – Matthew 2:13-23

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Significantly revised and shortened from 2004. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Two weeks in a row, we are confronted with persecution of the Christ Child. An earthly king trembles for his throne after hearing the Magi ask where is He who has been born […]

Christmas 2 – Matthew 2:13-23

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit God’s wisdom is so great that no person can guess all of His reasons in letting evil or good things happen. It is disrespectful to name all the purposes that God permitted Herod to put to death all the […]

December 28th: Holy Innocents or Sunday after Christmas?

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

What to do about Holy Innocents falling on a Sunday…. Who gets the Divine Service? It seems we probably need to do what any Lutheran normally would do: run to the Anglican sources! But perhaps Reformation Lutheran musicians can help us: I examined four of the most important early Lutheran chant anthologies: -Lucas Lossius’ Psalmodia hoc […]