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Tag Archives: Quinquagesima
The verbs are where the action is. The verbs help us tell a story, propel the action forward, and lend life to a narrative. Consider, for instance, the verbs in the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed: [Jesus] was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered . . . crucified, died, and was buried. Then He descended, rose again, etc. The verbs tell us what Christ allowed Himself to suffer (the state of humiliation) and how He rose victorious over death and the grave (the state of exaltation). The first part of today’s Gospel lesson follows a similar pattern. Six “passion verbs” show how everything that is written about the Son of Man in the prophets will be accomplished: He will be mocked, shamefully treated, spit upon, flogged, killed, and raised from the dead. Continue reading
From the Concordia Commentary volume on Luke 18:31-43: As in the other synoptic gospels, this third prediction is addressed to the Twelve. The secret of Jesus’ passion is for the Twelve alone until after the resurrection. The crowds are not … Continue reading
Here they are: Introits for Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima. The Gesimas are an important part of the Church Year, most especially in the Lutheran tradition which celebrates our Lord’s Transfiguration on the last Sunday of Epiphany. The Gesimas provide a … Continue reading
Sermon on St. Luke 18:31-34 [35-43] [Jesus’ Third Passion Prediction] Quinquagesima Sunday + Jesu Juva + Today’s gospel lesson includes Jesus’ third Passion Prediction, what some call His “Passion Sermon.” Three times in Luke’s gospel Jesus tells the disciples what … Continue reading