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Salomo Glassius Postill

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Salomo Glassius (1593-1656) was Johann Gerhard’s favorite student, table companion, and successor at Jena. With Gerhard he edited the Ernestian Bible (Weimar Bible), an enormous Lutheran study Bible from the age of Orthodoxy. Here is part of his postill: Evangelicorum et epistolicorum textuum: qui dominicis et festis in ecclesia tractar solent, exegesis … Pars II. […]

Selnecker Postills

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Here are some Latin postills by Nicolaus Selnecker: Epistolarum et Evangeliorum dispositio, quae in diebus Festis B. Mariae semper virginis & S. Apostolorum usitate in ecclesia proponuntur et explicantur. This covers the feasts of Mary and of the Apostles. Evangeliorum Et Epistolarum Dominicalium, Quae In Ecclesia Christi proponi solent, explicationis pars tertia. A die solenni […]

Latin Gerhard Postills

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Google Books has been scanning books that are older and older. Now you can read full scans of 17th century books, such as: D. Joannis Gerhardi homiliae XXXVI seu meditationes breves diebus dominicis atque festis accomodatis. These are brief meditations on the Gospels for most of the Sundays of the historic church year. Sacrarum homiliarum […]

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 […]

Wads of Walther

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Pr. Joel Baseley is doing the Lord’s work in Dearborn, MI. Yes, he the Associate Pastor of Emmanuel Church in Dearborn (a beautiful building in a beautiful neighborhood). He’s also an avid German translator. Not to be missed is his “Luther’s Family Devotions” published a number of years ago. It was my daily devotional choice […]