"Hymn of Adoration to the Lamb" (1497-1498) from "The Revelation of St. John" by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Houghton Library, Harvard. Wikimedia Commons. This sermon was originally preached at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Dorsey, Illinois. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today we celebrate the Feast … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of All Saints (Observed), November 3, 2019 (1 John 3:1-3)
"Toppling of the Pagan Idols (The Flight into Egypt): Isaiah 19:1, Pseudo-Matthew 22-23" (1423) by the Bedford Master January 14 marks the old medieval "Feast of Asses" ("Festum Asinorum"), now an obscure and abandoned observance that, among other things, commemorated the flight into Egypt. It was part of the greater medieval Feast of Fools, which … Continue reading Gaudete! Festum Asinorum!
"The Journey of the Magi" (1894), by James Tissot (1836-1902), Minneapolis Museum of Art Originally Preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Epiphany is here! Do you know what that means? Not only does it mean that we’re now in a new season of the … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2019 (Matthew 2:1-12), “The Gift to the Magi”
Because we cannot post this enough! Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any … Continue reading John Chrysostom’s Easter Homily