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Last Sunday of the Church Year – Matthew 25:1-13

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The parable of the Ten Virgins is the perfect way to end Trinitytide and the Church Year. You might wonder why a parable about five foolish and five wise virgins waiting for the Bridegroom to appear at a […]

Stöckhardt on Trinity 27 – Last Sunday in the Church Year

Monday, November 14th, 2011

There is precious little available among the 19th century Lutheran fathers on the Parable of the Ten Virgins. I haven’t checked my copy of Walther’s “Licht des Lebens,” but there is nothing I have from Walther on this text. Stöckhardt did preach on this text for Trinity 25, but only because Trinity 27 rarely was […]

Last Sunday in the Church Year – Matthew 25:1-13

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Jesus concludes today’s Holy Gospel with these words: Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. What our Lord properly assumes is that you know the Son of […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Last Sunday – Matthew 25:1-13

Monday, November 15th, 2010

If you’re looking for some help from Luther this week, keep looking. No sermon exists in the Church and House Postils on this text. Perhaps one could make the argument that Luther preached through the cycle of texts and stopped the cycle once he reached the Sunday next before Advent. No “skip”, no three weeks […]

Lindemann on Trinity 27/Last Sunday

Monday, November 15th, 2010

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY The Epistle and the holy Gospel are the same in The Lutheran Hymnal and the Common Service Book. The former has the rubric: “The Introit and Collect for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity shall be used on the last Sunday after Trinity in each year.” The latter offers a complete […]


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