God’s Love, More than Infinite

The Lord be with you When you contemplate the height of the heavens, think in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus, how staggering its height is! Astronomers estimate it at 65,237,500 miles. Oh Lord Jesus, now I am reminded of the words in Psalm 103:11: “As high as heaven is above

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Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian

Commemoration of Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian April 21 The Lord be with you Today we remember Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). Born in Aosta, which is now part of northwestern Italy and then the frontier of Lombardy and Burgundy, Anselm was the son of a nobleman. After the death of his

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Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen

The Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen April 20 The Lord be with you Today, on the calendar used in the LC-MS, is recognized as the Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen. Born in Eastern Pomerania in June 24, 1485, Bugenhagen studied humanism in Greifswald and was ordained as priest before holding diverse positions

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Jesus and the Violet

Jesus and the Violet (according to Herberger) In short, there is nothing of beauty in the whole world that has not portrayed our Lord Jesus to us. Just look at the lonely blue violet for an example of how God’s works should be meditated upon. The beloved violet comes unexpectedly.

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Easter Wednesday

The Lord be with you The appointed lessons for Easter Wednesday are: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Colossians 3:1-7 or 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; and John 21:1-14. The Introit is drawn from Psalm 118:13-14, 29, antiphon Psalm 118:17. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.

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Icon of the Resurrection

The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Tuesday The Lord be with you In recognition of Easter Tuesday I thought I’d share a bit about the Icon of the Resurrection from the Orthodox (or Eastern) tradition of the Church. If you are not familiar with the symbolism used in Icons, you

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Easter Monday

The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Monday The Lord be with you The Easter season is a fifty-day-long season of joy extending from Easter to Pentecost. This time is sometimes called “the Great Fifty Days.” During this time, the Church celebrates the end of Christ’s struggles and proclaims His victory over

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The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday

The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday* The Lord be with you Easter is the oldest and highest of all Christian festivals—the festival of festivals, the feast of feasts! On this day, when Christ first stepped triumphantly from the ranks of the dead, all our waiting is declared to be a

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Holy Saturday

The Lord be with you Holy Saturday is the Saturday before Easter Sunday. This is the day our Lord rested in the garden tomb. Easter morning he will burst the chains of death and rise from the grave. As I grew up, the theological significance of Holy Saturday was not

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