Category Archives: Advent

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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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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1. Sonntag im Advent

Antiphone Du, Tochter Zion, freue dich sehr, und du, Tochter Jerusalem, jauchze! Siehe, deinKönig kommt zu dir, ein Gerechter und ein Helfer, arm und reitet auf einemEsel, auf einem Füllen der Eselin. (Sach.9:9) Introitus: Psalm 24 Die Erde ist des … Continue reading

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Hey, look: We´re celebrating “Thanksgiving” too!

It´s good to have friends and family – even at church, you know. And hey, at the Old Latin School we´ve got plenty of both. Faithful friends and loving family spread all over the world – but especially here in … Continue reading

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1st Sunday in Advent

Watchword: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” (Zech.9,9) … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday in Advent

God’s holy Word for the third Sunday in Advent: Watchword: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, for behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand.” (Isaiah 40:3.10) The 85th Psalm for this 3rd Sunday in Advent: Lord, thou … Continue reading

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Warum willst du draußen stehen, du Gesegneter des Herrn? Laß dir bei mir einzugehen wohlgefallen, du mein Stern! Du mein Jesus, meine Freud, Helfer in der rechten Zeit, hilf, o Heiland, meinem Herzen, von den Wunden, die mich schmerzen. Will … Continue reading

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