The Lord be with you Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. The final two weeks are the two week prior to Easter. These two weeks have been called Passiontide and the Sunday’s called the First and Second Sunday of the Passion. The Second Sunday of the Passion has also been called
The Lord be with you Tomorrow, March 25, is Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion this year. Every year, March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord. I cannot imagine any Christian Church actually opting to celebrate this Feast instead of the beginning of Holy Week. I know
The Lord be with you The most recent issue of Concordia Theological Quarterly (a journal I get) was uniformly good (that is, I was interested in all the articles). Arthur Just, one of the professors I had back when we were both younger, wrote an excellent article on “Luther’s Hermeneutic
Lenten Blessings, Well once again the weather is not cooperating. Like our local schools and many businesses, our office is closed today and we will be canceling our Wednesday soup supper and worship service this evening. Below is the message that would have been preached, along with the scripture lessons.
JESUS, The Blessed Asher, for Whose Sake All Believing Christians Will Be Called Blessed (Gen. 30[:13]). When Leah saddled a young son (by her servant Zilpah) she named him Asher, “Blessed One,” saying, “The daughters will call me blessed.” She was certain that this would be Jesus Christ’s ancestor, and
Festival of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus March 19 The Lord be with you Joseph was, of course, the husband of Mary and the step-father of Jesus. While he has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful devotion in helping Mary raise her Son, his popularity has increased
Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland March 17 The Lord be with you Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389 AD he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve
For us baptized, for us he bore His holy fast and hungered sore; For us temptation sharp he knew; For us the Tempter overthrew. For us he prayed; for us he taught; For us his daily works he wrought, By words and signs and actions thus Still seeking not himself,