Cling to the Word – Luther quote

Here [John 16:13] Christ makes the Holy Spirit a preacher, so that we do not gape up to heaven for Him – at the unstable spirits and visionary enthusiasts do – and separate Him from the spoken Word or the ministry but learn and know that He will be by

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Transfiguration or Our Lord

The Transfiguration or Our Lord The Lord be with you On our calendar, Transfiguration Sunday always falls on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. The Epiphany season can have up to nine Sundays (counting Transfiguration Sunday) and as few as five (again counting Transfiguration). The length of the Epiphany season

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Lenten Fasting Primer

The Lord be with you As most everyone knows, the forty days of Lent reflect, in part, the forty days our Lord Jesus spent in the wilderness at the outset of his public ministry (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13). During that time he fasted, prayed, and was tempted by

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St. Matthias, Apostle

Festival of St. Matthias, Apostle February 24 The Lord be with you Matthias is one of the lesser-known apostles. He was appointed to the apostolic band to replace Judas, who betrayed Jesus and committed suicide. His appointment, and the qualifications for being an apostle, is found in Acts 1:15-25. An

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Polycarp of Smyrna

Commemoration of Polycarp of Smyrna, Pastor and Martyr February 23 Polycarp was born around 69 AD and was a central figure in the Early Church. Having been instructed by the Apostle John himself, Polycarp is a principle link between the Apostolic Age of the Church and Christian life of the

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What does the word “Lent” mean?

The Lord be with you If I am honest, I love the meaning behind “liturgical” words. How cool is it to know that “advent” means “coming.” The “Advent Season” is the time prior to Christmas and we anticipate the coming of Jesus in time, in our lives and yet to

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