Frans Snyders and Jan Wildens, Fish Stall (ca. 1618-1621) (Wikimedia Commons) Given that Lent is coming up in a few weeks (February 10th, mark your calendars), I thought it would be interesting today to share with you a discussion of the practice of eating fish for Lent during the 1400s. This comes from one of my … Continue reading Lenten Practices in the 15th Century: Fish and More Fish
My unabashed reposting of other people's material continues with Orycteropus Afer's post for yesterday's commemoration of Martin Chemnitz, the "Second Martin" of the Lutheran Reformation. See an excerpt below after the jump. Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian (November 9) + Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian + 9 November AD 1522 – 8 April AD 1586 Today … Continue reading Reblogged: Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian (Aardvark Alley)
Since we've been talking about Gustavus II Adolphus lately, here's another article about Sweden's Lutheran warrior-king from Anna Belfrage.
Orycteropus Afer over on Aardvark Alley has some great daily posts for feast days and commemorations, especially as regards people important to the history of the early Church and the Reformation. Today happens to be the commemoration of King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden, who fought valiantly during the Thirty Years' War "so that the … Continue reading Reblogged: Gustavus Adolphus II, King and Confessor (from Aardvark Alley)