"The Last Judgment" (1557) by Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583), Limburg Museum, Venlo, Netherlands This sermon is the second part of a sermon series preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia, titled “Advent with Martin Luther,” exploring themes found in Luther’s 1540 Church Postil concerning the readings from the One-Year Historic Lectionary. Grace, mercy, and peace … Continue reading Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent (Midweek Service), December 12, 2018 – “Christ comes in Glory” (Luke 21:25-36)
Great Stuff from Luther
From a letter to Margaret, Princess of Anhalt, in 1538: “We who believe on Him should by all means be confident, for we know that we do not belong to ourselves but to Him who died for us. Therefore if we are sick, we are not sick unto ourselves; if we are well, we are … Continue reading Great Stuff from Luther
Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), 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
Reformation Sunday–What Is It?
Today marks an important day in the church calendar for Lutherans and many Protestants in the United States and around the world, and is especially notable this year as preparations are underway for the Reformation 2017 Celebration (in, you guessed it, 2017). "Why?" ask the uninitiated. In Lutheran and Protestant circles, the last Sunday of … Continue reading Reformation Sunday–What Is It?
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, “Ein Feste Burg,” three settings
An auditory treat for you in the lead-up to Reformation Day. Piffaro (whose members are a common sight here in the DC area) really do a great job showcasing the versatility of the recorder consort here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uAPSfpksYs