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Saint Stephen – Matthew 23:34-39

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It might be off-putting to come to Divine Service 24 hours after celebrating Christmas to see red paraments and to sing hymns honoring martyrs. The highs of yesterday’s Holy Gospel about the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the highs […]

Lindemann on St. Stephen

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Again, just in case . . . SAINT STEPHEN THE MARTYR’S DAY December 26 A full set of Propers is provided for this day. The Introit seems to lend strength to the belief that the Church at an early date deliberately appointed this Martyr’s Day to counteract the influence of paganism and originally did not […]