Monthly Archives: July 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY . . . OR WHENEVER

Here is Professor Dr. Carl Fickenscher’s sermon for yesterday’s Matins in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: 2017.7.25 Carl Fickenscher TIT3-3FF.MAN Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, … Continue reading

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6th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from the holy prophet Isaiah chapter 43 verse 1: But now, this is what the LORD says– he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned … Continue reading

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Pianos, trumpets & marmite sandwiches

  That’s definitely one of the privileges of being a pastor’s and missionary’s kid: Sitting at table with pastors, teachers, bishops and other friends of the holy Christian church. One of these friends was Onkel Siegfried Karl Hermann Damaske  (*25.5.1932 … Continue reading

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A change is as good as a holiday, they say.

I still remember going to the KNP with part of my in-laws large family. They were 9 kids too like us back home. Back then in the late eighties we had such a good time in Skukuza and surrounds, that … Continue reading

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5th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from Ephesians 2,8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.  (Eph 2:8) The Introit from Psalm 73: Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me … Continue reading

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4th Sunday after Trinity

  Watchword from Galatians 6: Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Verse 2) The Introit from Psalm 22: Ye that fear the Lord, praise him. For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction … Continue reading

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