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Feast of Epiphany Notes – Matthew 2:1-12

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Smith’s Bible Dictionary on “Magi” Most likely they come from Persia, near the Tigris and Euphrates. Their religion was similar to the Jews. They were monotheistic, anti-idolaters who worshiped light as the best symbol of God. The Roman historians Tacitus and Suetonius write that everyone throughout the East looked for the advent of a great […]

Pius Parsch on Trinity 23 – Matthew 22:15-22

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Much lies hidden in these few words of Christ. In the first place, Jesus says: Man is the child of two worlds, one is of earth, visible; the other is of heaven, invisible. He must adapt himself to both. As child of God and citizen of God’s kingdom his first duties are to his highest […]

Notes for Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” Humility is the liturgy’s principal lesson; humility, the signpost infallibly pointing the way to the kingdom of God…. “A proud saint is a devil, a humble sinner is a saint.” (4:107) The parable is a resume’ of the whole story of God’s dealing with men, and it also […]

Notes for Trinity 10 – Luke 19:41-48

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Dr. Harold Buls writes that it was customary for the Church to read Josephus’ account of the destruction of Jerusalem on this Sunday. When the Missouri Synod spoke German, the account was in our hymnals. An original translation is at Rev. Dcn. David Muehlenbruch’s Lex Orandi website. You may access the translation here. I have […]

More Notes on Trinity 7 – Mark 8:1-9

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Fred Lindemann, “The Sermon and the Propers” The Holy Gospel tells us of our Lord’s compassion, sympathy, considerateness, bounty, on which we may count as we strive agaisnt the things that  handicap us and vitiate our service (3:137). Church Fathers We learn, through this account, that we should be content with what suffices for our […]