Monthly Archives: May 2020

Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott…

Gemeinsam mit der einen heiligen Kirche und weltweiten Christenheit beten wir: Komm, Heiliger Geist, erfüll die Herzen Deiner Gläubigen und entzünd in ihnen das Feuer Deiner göttlichen Liebe, der Du in Mannigfaltigkeit der Zungen die Völker der ganzen Welt versammelt … Continue reading

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Wie lieblich ist der Maien aus lauter Gottesgüt…

An diesen herrlichen Sonnentagen – und wenn Angelika sogar noch Geburtstag hat – fällt es leicht einzustimmen in diesen Lobgesang: 1. Wie lieblich ist der Maienaus lauter Gottesgüt,des sich die Menschen freuen,weil alles grünt und blüht.Die Tier sieht man jetzt … Continue reading

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Nachträglich zum Vatertag: Gottes Wort bleibt in Ewigkeit. Amen.

Fängt man zuerst mit dem besten Wein an oder hält man den nach göttlichem Vorbild für zuletzt? Da ich nicht weiß, wie lange das noch weiter geht, halte ich mich mal an die übliche Abfolge und fange in der Beschreibung … Continue reading

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Classical Weimar: A wonderful place to be!

Going to Weimar is obvious for any German teacher, especially if you specialized in the classics. But it´s also a hotspot for any culture lover, foodie or if you´re looking at a 2-hour travelling limit from your home base in … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Sunday after Christ´s Ascension

In 1522 Dr. Martin Luther uses tomorrow´s gospel (John 15,26-16,4) to preach of comfort and admonition. Here is an audible version of the German sermon. Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord, With all Your graces now outpoured On each believer’s … Continue reading

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Exaudi: Hear me, O Lord, when I cry out.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.I fear no one.The Lord protects my life.I am afraid of no one. When evil men attack me to devour my flesh,when my adversaries and enemies attack me, they stumble and fall.Even when an army is deployed … Continue reading

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Luther on tour from Torgau to Zwickau

Getting back from the Wartburg, Luther had his plate full in Wittenberg pushing back on the radical efforts by Karlstadt & Co. He managed these challenges with aplomb. Peace and quiet returned to the troubled town – and that mainly … Continue reading

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Though great our sins, yet greater still Is God’s abundant favor

The Old Testament lesson for the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate) The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go quickly, descend, because your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded … Continue reading

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Ask and it will be given to You +

Some days just start off better than others – and what a great start to this 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate) it has been. Good news from the top Lutheran Seminary in the World (CS St.Louis) and they´re just going … Continue reading

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It´s about the 1st commandment…

It´s the holiday of St. Sophia of Rome, who was martyred under Diocletian – or St. Sophia of Milan, who mourned the martyrdom of her three daughters Faith, Hope and Charity  – not to be confused with the Hagia Sophia … Continue reading

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