Monthly Archives: February 2021

Reminiscere: Remember o LORD +

Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday in Lent and is called “Reminiscere” (Remember!). This is a reference to the Introit from Psalm 25. It invites us to call upon the triune God, pleading him to remember his tender mercies and loving … Continue reading

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Virtual visit to Blankenburg (Harz)

Blankenburg (Harz) is not quite two hours drive from Wittenberg – in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Harz hills in central Germany. It´s history is interlinked with Michaelstein Abbey and the philosopher Oswald Spengler – author of … Continue reading

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You will understand … Lenten service 2

The 2nd Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 2nd penitential Psalm: How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven,whose sin is pardoned.How blessed is … Continue reading

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B for “Ballenstedt im Harz”

Well, we´re on to B for now. B for Ballenstedt! This is where Johann Arndt, the author of “Four books of true Christendom” with considerable influence in Russia (!) was born on the 27th of December 1555 – or perhaps … Continue reading

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Biblestudy before the 2nd Sunday in Lent: “Reminiscere”

Our Bible study is coming up and it´s all about the triune God´s passionate pursuit of His people: I will sing to my love — a song to my lover about his vineyard.My love had a vineyard on a fertile … Continue reading

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Psalm 91,15: Invocavit…

Ready for church on this 1st Sunday in Lent (Invocavit). “Invocavit” means “He has called” and refers to our God´s promise: “When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in … Continue reading

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To destroy the works of the devil…

Looking forward to the 1st Sunday in Lent: “Invocavit”, which gives us the purpose of our Lord´s going up to Jerusalem, suffering and dying on the cross: For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works … Continue reading

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Father, forgive them + Lenten Service 1

Today´s our first Lenten service after Ash Wednesday. We´re following the propers from the local lectionary. That starts off with the first penitential Psalm: Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger.Do not discipline me in your raging fury.Have mercy … Continue reading

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Though hordes of devils fill the land…

The next bible study is coming up. After our Lord´s annunciation this Sunday (Estomihi), that he´s going up to Jerusalem (Lk.18,31), we on this first Sunday in Lent (Invocavit) hear what that suffering and dying is all about: For this … Continue reading

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Let us ever walk with Jesus…

Its Tuesday – and time for our in-house Bible study. This time around, there´s quite an exciting mix of topics in the lectionary for our contextual setting. See, coming Sunday is the last Sunday before Lent (Estomihi) – and usually … Continue reading

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