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Archive for March, 2010

What Do We Do With Our Palms?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

And at the end of it all we take our palms home, and reverently place them behind our crucifix; and we would do well to use the palms of all the members of our family, placing them in the living room, the kitchen, the bedrooms, the garden – in any place where we pass our […]

Pius Parsch on Holy Week

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Volume 2:290 Now we enter the holiest part of Lent. The Church has prepared us step by step for this sacred experience. A steady crescendo in the liturgy has been taking place since Septuagesima Sunday. Each week the sound rose higher, and louder. Although Mother Church often spoke about the Cross and the resurrection, she […]

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 […]

The Taste of Life (Judica)

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Judica, Lent V (March 29, 2009) John 8:46-56 TITLE: “The Taste of Life” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this morning is from the Gospel lesson just read from John chapter 8. The time […]

Lent 5/First Sunday in Passiontide – John 8:46-59

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The bitter irony is lost on the Jews tormenting Jesus in John chapter eight. The Psalms are their prayer book. Some knew every one of them by heart. They prayed frequently, Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause […]