In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit 20th century Lutheran theologian Hermann Sasse called walking the way of being faithful to God’s Word amid countless temptations “the lonely way.” It’s so easy to be distracted from walking the narrow way that leads to eternal life. […]
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Our forebears did not preach this text unless there was a Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany. The rubric for moving this text to the Last Sunday after The Epiphany and before Gesimatide evidently came in with The Lutheran Hymnal. 1905 was a year when there was an Epiphany 6. Here’s the outline.
I think this really bogs down in the middle, but there’s not much I can do about it at this point… Life is filled with the mundane, some happy and some not so much: endless driving runs to work, school, lacrosse practice and ballet lessons; broken water heaters, chili suppers, baby showers, and cracks in […]
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD The observance of this festival on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany when there is more than one such Sunday is distinctly a Lutheran use and dates from Reformation times. The rubrics provide for a celebration that is almost annual. The Epiphany Season is to demonstrate in the scheme of […]
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It’s not as if Jesus had no idea He was the Son of God until He was transfigured. Jesus, according to the flesh, is at all times both fully God and fully man. Nevertheless, there seems to be two […]