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Whither Transfiguration?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Pr. McCain’s comments in Pr. Esget’s thread about the change of seasons forthcoming has me thinking along the same lines as he might be thinking. What did Lutherans in the Age of Orthodoxy do with Transfiguration? There are no Luther sermons that he (and I) can find in English on Matthew 17. Same for Gerhard. […]

View from the Top (Transfiguration 2009)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Transfiguration (February 1, 2009) Matthew 17:1-9 For an audio MP3 of this sermon, CLICK HERE TITLE: “View from the Top” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Transfiguration of our Lord from […]

Farewell to Alleluia

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

In most Lutheran parishes today, we bid “farewell” to Alleluia on Transfiguration Sunday, the last Lord’s Day before Septuagesima. The proper that most often accompanies the ceremony of burying or removing the “Alleluia” is “Alleluia, Song of Gladness”, an 11th century Latin hymn translated by J. M. Neale, a fitting hymn. Lutherans in the 16th […]

Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1-9

Friday, January 30th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Just when Peter thought it was good to be on the mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, Moses, Elijah, James, and John, he heard a voice coming out of the cloud that surrounded them: this is My beloved Son, in […]

A few Transfiguration questions

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Why is “horama” translated as vision in verse nine? Does the word have some connotation of ecstatic vision? I just wonder if the word has some sense that the event isn’t real. Obviously, I don’t believe that, but our use of the word vision seems to almost imply it.