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,
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
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
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
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
Friday after Easter 7, 2016 The Lord be with you The internet has become more and more useful. For example, it is now possible to read many excellent articles from journals that were published in the past and normally not available to those who are not living near a quality
Thursday in the Week of Easter 7 May 12, 2016 The Lord be with you There are no particular feast, festival or commemoration on our liturgical calendar in the LC-MS today so it seems to be a grand opportunity to post something about Pentecost Season, Trinity Season and Ordinary Time.
Commemoration of Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs May 11 The Lord be with you The Lutheran Service Book, following the lead of the Eastern Orthodox Church, sets aside May 11 to remember the two brothers Cyril and Methodius. The full name of the day is the “Commemoration of