About the Athanasian Creed

Thursday after Pentecost The Lord be with you The first Sunday after Pentecost is always Trinity Sunday in the LC-MS. This year that is the coming Sunday, May 22. On Trinity Sunday we use the Athanasian Creed. That is the really long creed no one has memorized. In this post,

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Pentecost Tuesday

Pentecost Tuesday May 17, 2016 The Lord be with you. This is the last day of Pentecost for which our lectionary has unique propers assigned. I would expect that, if a church chose to recognize Pentecost Tuesday with a worship service, it would probably be an evening service and use

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Pentecost Monday

Pentecost Evening/Pentecost Monday May 16, 2016 The Lord be with you In the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we have had “propers” for Pentecost Evening/Pentecost Monday since the introduction of The Lutheran Hymnal. Liturgically speaking, a day begins at sundown. In the “west,” a day begins at midnight. This explains

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Descent of the Holy Spirit, Icon

Pentecost Sunday May 15, 2016 The Lord be with you Today is Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Easter. Below is the Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit and an explanation drawn from For All the Saints. Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit The first representations of

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Pentecost Eve

Pentecost Eve The Lord be with you Those who come from the “free church” tradition often view those of us who come from a “liturgical” tradition askance. They can see things like liturgy, traditional church calendars, and the like, as relics of the past which bind those who use them

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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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