Some enterprising person posted the whole of this fantastic BBC production on the Lutheran influence in Bach's music on YouTube. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dAC1lLYJpg&list=PLD7D8EA2520739BA2 +N+
Today marks the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546). From Murray's A Year with the Church Fathers: Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to the study of theology, entered an Augustinian monastery, was ordained … Continue reading Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor
Today marks the birth of the early Lutheran confessor, Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560). In his A Year With the Church Fathers, Scott R. Murray describes him thus: Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was a brilliant student of the classics and a humanist scholar. In 1518, he was appointed to teach along with Martin Luther at the University of … Continue reading Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), Confessor
Finally, the long-awaited second meditation from Johann Gerhard's Meditationes Sacrae, "Behold the Suffering Christ!" Listen to it using the embedded player, or listen to it here. *"Lobe den Herren" is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License for the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.
"And let us be sure of this: we shall not long preserve the Gospel without languages. Languages are the sheath in which this sword of the Spirit is contained. They are the case in which we carry this jewel. They are the vessel in which we hold this wine. They are the larder in which this … Continue reading Martin Luther on Language