Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Walking with "Rübezahl"

Good times up North in the Czech Republic deep in the Krkonose mountains (Riesengebirge). It´s not just about the snow, but being in remote wilderness areas – somewhat like the “Schwarzwald” and the “Erzgebirge”, which we visited previously. Back in … Continue reading

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The adoration of the shepherds

In 1562 Caspar Niemegk died. He was but 45 years old. He left behind his childless wife Anna. She commissioned Lucas Cranach the Younger to paint an epitaph for her husband, which would comfort her by pointing out the true … Continue reading

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+ Frohe Weihnachten + ein gesegnetes neues Jahr 2020 +

Kommt und lasst uns Christus ehren, Herz und Sinnen zu ihm kehren; singet fröhlich, lasst euch hören, wertes Volk der Christenheit. Sünd und Hölle mag sich grämen, Tod und Teufel mag sich schämen; wir, die unser Heil annehmen, werfen allen … Continue reading

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So halte ich es mit dem Hl. Abendmahl…

0.   Mein lieber Friedrich… Zu lange schon liegt diese Aufgabe auf meinem Schreibtisch. Zuerst wollten wir uns im Brauhaus treffen, um über einem Bier dieses Thema aufzugreifen. Du wolltest von mir hören, wie wir es den mit dem Abendmahl halten … Continue reading

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Most joyful Holiday of the Lutheran Reformation

That was my best Reformation festival in Wittenberg so far. It´s just getting better all along. What a rich heritage we have and great that the Saxony-Anhalt people celebrate it with a special holiday too. From early in the morning, … Continue reading

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„Tief ist der Brunnen der Vergangenheit…“ (Thomas Mann)

Die „Alte Lateinschule“ (Siehe https://oldlatinschool.org/)  ist nun schon fast 5 Jahre „so schön wie nie!“  Am 3.Mai 2020 feiert sie bereits zum fünften Mal: „Reformationsfest“, die doch schon 1564 erbaut wurde und heuer zum 455x „Hausweih“ feiern kann. Vielleicht ist … Continue reading

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Morning has broken …

„Vom Aufgang der Sonne bis zu ihrem Niedergang sei gelobet der Name des Herrn“ Roughly translated to fit the music it could go like this “From sunrise to sunset, we laud the good Lord and God.” So, why not join … Continue reading

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My pastor likes Chinese…

My pastor likes Lutherstadt Wittenberg. He´s here frequently – doing divine services at the Old Latin School and/or taking a break from pastoral chores back home at St.Luke´s in Leipzig. So he knows his way around and good spots to … Continue reading

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Job 23: Looking for justification…

Oswald Bayer makes a point of illustrating man´s common pursuit for justification in our time. He goes a long way to prove, that that is a general and practically universal human endeavor, despite others pushing the agenda, that this sort … Continue reading

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Preaching on Job

Well, today´s sermon-writing-day: Job 23. I really like Job. His story is like the Old Testament illustration of Isaiah 52,13-53,13 and the passion of our Lord. There´s a lot of prejudice coming along with me as I start off with … Continue reading

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