In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Christmas snapshots are plentiful among families. Perhaps you have a picture from a Christmas past where you are holding a new toy or have a look of surprise as you open a particular gift. Maybe your favorite Christmas […]
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Once upon a time the devil attended Mass in a church where it was customary in either the Lord’s Prayer or in the Creed to sing: Et homo factus est, that is, “God’s Son has become a human being.” While they were singing this, the people just remained standing and did not kneel down. The […]
Both from 1879. First Christmas Day and Third Christmas Day.
Leo the Great on the “government” on the Messiah’s shoulder in Is. 9.6 as a prophecy of the holy cross: And so the Lord was handed over to their savage wishes, and in mockery of His kingly state, ordered to be the bearer of His own instrument of death, that what Isaiah the prophet foresaw […]
Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Christmas Eve Midnight (Dec. 24, 2008) Luke 2:1-20 TITLE: “From Heaven Above” [This sermon is a series of meditations and quotations all from the Christmas sermons of Dr. Martin Luther. I will post them with citations if anyone is interested. -Todd Peperkorn] 1 “From heav’n above […]