Commemoration of Rosa J. Young, Educator June 30 The Lord be with you Rosa Young is actually not on the liturgical calendar of the LC-MS, nor on any liturgical calendar of which I know. The committee that put our calendar together decided to not include any 20th century saints, so
Commemoration of Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor June 28 The Lord be with you June 28 has been set aside on our liturgical calendars to remember Irenaeus of Lyons. His name means “peace,” and the English word irenic comes from the same Greek word as his name. It is also the
Commemoration of Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor The Lord be with you Yesterday was the Commemoration of Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor, on the LC-MS calendar. I failed to post something about him yesterday, so I’m doing so today. Cyril was born sometime around the year 376 and
Commemoration of Jeremiah June 26 The Lord be with you Today, we remember and thank God for the holy prophet Jeremiah. Serving as God’s spokesman to the Southern Kingdom of Judah in its sad twilight years, Jeremiah is justly called “the weeping prophet.” He came from a priestly family in
Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession June 25 The Lord be with you June 25 is the Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. The Augsburg Confession is the principal doctrinal statement of the theology of Martin Luther and the Lutheran reformers. It was written largely by
Feast of The Nativity of St. John the Baptist The Lord be with you Today is set aside to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. It is actually one of the earliest feasts on the calendar of the church. As it celebrates the birth of John the Baptist, it
Now let me contemplate why You [Jesus] had Yourself nailed to the cross in the Place of the Skull, a place filled with the bones of the dead. Ezekiel walked among the dead men’s bones and prophesied as he was commanded, and immediately the dead bones came to life [Ezek.
In Genesis 8:15-17, the Lord speaks to Noah and tells him to leave the Ark, taking all that he originally placed in it for safekeeping. Following his consistent understanding, Herberger understands the “Lord” who speaks to Noah as the Lord Jesus. This leads him to a blessed understanding of prayer.
In Genesis, it took the Lord but a mere 40 days to flood the world, but over a year to dry it out enough for Noah and company to safely step off the Ark. As is his practice, Valerius Herberger draws a great lesson from this contrast. Something else worthy