Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Songs of Thankfulness and praise…

When I finished my initial studies in Germany, we subscribed to the latest edition of the Brockhaus Encyclopedia. It was to last a lifetime. The annual updates kept coming even when we moved to Pretoria. Angelika used it sometimes for … Continue reading

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Living as God´s people

To Jordan came our Lord, the Christ,To do God’s pleasure willing,And there was by St. John baptized,All righteousness fulfilling;There did He consecrate a bathTo wash away transgression,And quench the bitterness of deathBy His own blood and passion,He would a new … Continue reading

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Zuletzt hat Gott geredet durch seinen Sohn…

Die Einleitung zum Hebräerbrief Nachdem Gott vorzeiten vielfach und auf vielerlei Weise geredet hat zu den Vätern durch die Propheten, hat er zuletzt in diesen Tagen zu uns geredet durch den Sohn, den er eingesetzt hat zum Erben über alles, … Continue reading

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Predigt an Heiligabend

Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, dass ein Gebot von dem Kaiser Augustus ausging, dass alle Welt geschätzt würde. Und diese Schätzung war die allererste und geschah zur Zeit, da Quirinius Statthalter in Syrien war. Und jedermann ging, dass … Continue reading

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Weihnachtsrundbrief von Webers in Wittenberg

Es weihnachtet sehr und das Jahr 2020 als annus horribilis liegt Gott sei Dank gesund überstanden hinter uns. Das neue Kirchenjahr ist gut im Schuss und mit ihm die Hoffnung, dass es im nächsten Jahr viel besser wird. Schließlich dürfen … Continue reading

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God is full of pleasant surprises & promises a happy ending

Tomorrow is the 4th Sunday in Advent and the holy Apostle encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice, because the Lord is near!” (Phil.4,4-5b). The Old Testament lesson takes us a long way back – … Continue reading

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Mourning in lonely exile here… (LSB 357)

Yes, that´s how it goes. Crying out for some rain and then when it arrives – as the clock strikes four (16h00) – it´s just so inconvenient. I´m out on my bicycle for some exercise before it´s too dark. Repeatedly … Continue reading

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Review of some essays on Sasse

This volume is a fine tribute to Hermann Otto Sasse, born in Sonnenwalde on 17th July 1895. A colorful addition complementing the series “Oberurseler Hefte”, masterfully edited by prolific Werner Klän:  bilingual, international, scholarly, sometimes with literary flair and whiffs … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 3rd Advent

Looking forward to preach on the “Benedictus” (Lk.1,67-79) tomorrow. That´s looking closer at St. John the Baptist under the watchword from Isaiah 40: “In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; Look, the Sovereign Lord comes as a victorious … Continue reading

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Weihnachten in Wittenberg

Even as political powers plan another shut-down and churches look at means and ways to share the joy of Christmas in this dark and dreary time, we share a copy of our annual mailing – thanks to the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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