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1589 Hymnal Selection Guide

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Matthäus Ludecus’ Missale from 1589 provides this list of hymns & chants to be sung during various Sundays/Feasts of the Church Year. Hymns available presently in English hymnals are translated as such, while others remain in German. All Latin hymns remain in Latin. Advent I Savior of the Nations Come All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall Von […]

Septuagesima Notes – Matthew 20:1-16

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” To effect a transition from the joyous spirit of Christmas time to the sober and serious character of Lent, the Church has insterted a period of mental conditioning before Ash Wednesday…. Thus the Gospel pericopes of these three Sundays develop one basic course of spiritual instruction (Vol. 2, […]

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 […]

More Notes on Trinity 25 – Matthew 24:15-28

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Paul Lindemann, “The Sermon and the Propers” [The preacher] is speaking to people who have…put their trust in God, who put no trust in their own merits, who have prayed that the Lord would not let them be put to shame but deal with them according to His mercy. When the world has become a […]

Hymn Plan: Epiphany to Trinity Sunday

Friday, October 24th, 2008

All hymns keyed to Lutheran Service Book. Epiphany: 400, 395, 370, 396 Epiphany 1: 352, 410, 412/409, 401 Epiphany 2: 394, 402, 555, 399 Epiphany 3: 810, 839, 620, 832 Transfiguration: 414, 413, 395, 417 Septuagesima: 827, 566, 724, 664 Sexagesima: 908, 824, 589/523, 923 Quinquagesima: 562, 685, 573/836, 527 Ash Wednesday: 607, 418 Lent […]