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Luther on Preaching the Passion

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

We do not preach about the passion in order for people to become ingrates; but rather that they recognize our heavenly Father’s great love for mankind and his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we again gain the Father’s and the Son’s favor. For he who believes with his whole heart that Christ suffered […]

Lindemann on Good Friday

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

GOOD FRIDAY The earliest name for this day is Pascha and refers to the Jewish Pass-over celebrated at this time. Other names were Day of the Lord’s Passion, Day of the Absolution, and Day of the Cross. The name Good Friday is a peculiarly English expression and reflects the joy of completed redemption and protests […]

A Word About Tenebrae

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

As we approach Holy Week, we pastors begin to think about the services for the Faithful during the week. One service often seen in Lutheran congregation is the “Tenebrae” service on Good Friday. Tenebrae is the Latin word for “shadows” or “darkness”. The Roman Church celebrates Tenebrae in place of Matins and Lauds on Maundy […]

Good Friday Noon Chief Service

Monday, April 6th, 2009

This is not so much a sermon as it is a short reflection on the Passion of Jesus Christ. As a human being, I am fascinated by the lengths people go to make him or her look presentable. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not against good grooming techniques. But I marvel at the amount of […]

Luther Quotes for Palm Sunday and/or Good Friday

Monday, March 30th, 2009

These from Blessed Martin Luther’s Fourth Holy Week Sermon in the House Postils. Originally preached on Good Friday, April 2, 1534. For no man’s, no angel’s, no other creature’s suffering has accomplished and is able to accomplish what this man’s suffering has. For he suffers not for his own person but for us, that in […]