Spiritual Interpretation of the Tabernacle

Lucas Osiander (1534-1604): The structure, which is called the holy of holies, was denoting Christ, who is the most holy temple of the Trinity, John 2, in whom all the fullness of deity dwells bodily, Colossians 2. The golden censor was designating the most efficacious prayers of Christ for the

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Preaching Easter

To the praise and honor of our merciful, eternal God, we wish to preach today about the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is proper that we do so. This festival enables us to focus on the Gospel’s account of Christ’s resurrection and to learn from it. It is

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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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The Resurrection of Our Lord/ Easter Tuesday

The Lord be with you As I have mentioned in earlier posts, throughout the centuries Christians have gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, not only on Easter Sunday, but also on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following Easter Sunday. Not surprisingly, these days are called Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday

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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 death and the reception of the

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The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday*

Hallelujah! He is Risen! 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 waiting that is already completed; Christ’s triumph

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