The Cardinal, Toad and Shepherd

Two cardinals were riding in the field (sometime around 1414 to 1418) when they saw a shepherd standing and weeping. The first cardinal, a compassionate man, refused to pass by, but wished to console the man. So he rode over to him and asked him the cause of his affliction.

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Commemoration of Job

Commemoration of Job May 9 The Lord be with you The Lutheran Service Book designates May 9 as the Commemoration of Job. As far as I know, no other “western” Church has a day for Job on their liturgical calendar. The Eastern Orthodox Church sets aside May 6 as the

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What Does it Mean to be Spiritual?

But what else does it mean to be spiritual than to be a child of the Holy Spirit and to have the Holy Spirit? But the Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, the Advocate, the Comforter. When our conscience accuses us, He protects us in the presence of God and comforts

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Commemoration of CFW Walther, Theologian

Commemoration of C.F.W. Walther, Theologian May 7 The Lord be with you Today is the Commemoration of C.F.W. Walther, Theologian. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther (October 25, 1811 – May 7, 1887) is sometimes called the “Father of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.” He was ordained in 1837, and soon

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Rights and the Gospel

But the jurists – with utmost learning, of course – excuse the dissolution of this peace with they teach repelling force with force and declare ostentatiously that one has to uphold what is right, as if it were not the highest right of all to relinquish one’s own right and

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Frederick the Wise

Commemoration of Frederick the Wise, Christian Ruler May 5 The Lord be with you Frederick III, the Wise, was the elector of Saxony from 1486 to 1525, the founder of the University of Wittenberg (1502), and was Martin Luther’s sovereign in the early years of the Reformation. Were it not

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Commemoration of Friedrich Wyne

Commemoration of Friedrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary May 4 The Lord be with you Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken (May 13, 1810 – May 4, 1876) is one of the founding fathers of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, along with C.F.W. Walther (commemorated May 7) and Wilhelm Sihler. (Sihler, for whatever reason,

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