Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg

“Jubilate”: 3rd Sunday after Easter

Candles are burning, the table is set and we´re ready for church. The restrictions have been lifted so much, that we can celebrate publicly again and with all our members. That´s a wonderful “donum superadditum” (“überschüssige Zugabe”) over and above … Continue reading

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Martin Luther´s commentary on John 15:1-2

Our Lord Jesus Christ says: “I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch of Mine that bears no fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear … Continue reading

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Du bist meines Lebens Leben

Ein herrlicher Tag in Wittenberg. Der verhangene Himmel verspricht endlich Regen, aber es soll erst Montag soweit sein. Dabei könnten wir einen durchdringenden Dauerregen gut gebrauchen. Wir und der Wald, die Wiesen und die Felder. Herr, erbarme Dich über uns … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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You´re on camera with “Worms 1521”

Yesterday was a long movie shoot. At least from my perspective. Last week I had mentioned Liu Yi from Insight Studios (Hong Kong). She had inquired about the Old Latin School, looked around and bought some books – like “The … Continue reading

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The Lord moves his people in marvellous ways…

It´s a gloomy day today. Finally, April lives up to its German reputation: “April, April, der weiß nicht, was er will!” For the past 29 days it´s been sunny skies all the way – and hardly a hint of a … Continue reading

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OLS in April 2020

We are grateful for Your support and thank You for Your encouragement on the way + Here´s the link to our monthly circular: https://mailchi.mp/05b30669367c/the-lord-of-life-is-risen

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The pastor: An impossible figure?

Hermann Dietzfelbinger writes: “I was a pastor, ministering in a hospital. A patient said to me, “If you were a ditch digger, you’d have a more useful calling then you have now.” That was a long time ago, but I … Continue reading

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Misericordias Domini: The Lord is my Shepherd…

BR Klassik is on air with its weekly “Laudate”. Bernhard Buttmann is playing Johann Pachelbel´s “Aria Sebaldina” on the organ. These beautiful praises are all in line with this festive Eastertide – celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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The Lord is my shepherd… (Psalm 23)

Learning German hymns by heart is way easier than memorizing Psalms – and not only because we´re stuck with Luther´s translation for good reasons and don´t have the endless choices of English speakers.  Psalms have irregular meters, don´t rhyme and … Continue reading

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