Category Archives: Christmas

Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis” in pictures

This mornings classes on the presentation of the little baby Jesus – eight days old – in the temple concentrated on Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis”. Here are some pictures used as illustration. One group depicting Greek and Russian icons, whereas the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY . . . OR WHENEVER

Here is Professor Dr. Carl Fickenscher’s sermon for yesterday’s Matins in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: 2017.7.25 Carl Fickenscher TIT3-3FF.MAN Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, … Continue reading

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Holiday of the circumcision and name-giving of our Lord IX

Watchword Psalm 63: Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. (3-4) Introit Philippians 2:  God has highly exalted … Continue reading

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Day of the Holy Innocents

Watchword Psalm 116: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. (15.17) Introit Psalm 124: If it had not been … Continue reading

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Wunderbarer Gnadenthron …

Wunderbarer Gnadenthron, Gottes und Marien Sohn, Gott und Mensch, ein kleines Kind, das man in der Krippen find’t, großer Held von Ewigkeit, dessen Macht und Herrlichkeit rühmt die ganze Christenheit: Du bist arm und machst zugleich uns an Leib und … Continue reading

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3rd Day of Christmas: Holiday of St.John

Holiday of St. John, the apostle and evangelist How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God … Continue reading

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3rd Day of Christmas: Holiday of St.John

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Holy days of Christmas

Watchword for Christmas: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. [St. John 1:14] Introit from … Continue reading

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Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist, und trage groß Verlangen, ein kleines Kind, das Vater heißt, mit Freuden zu empfangen. Dies ist die Nacht, darin es kam und menschlich Wesen an sich nahm, dadurch die Welt mit Treuen als seine Braut … Continue reading

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1. Wisst ihr noch, wie es geschehen, immer werden wir’s erzählen wie wir einst den Stern gesehen mitten in der dunklen Nacht 2. Dunkel war es um die Herde. Und auf einmal war ein Leuchten und ein Singen ob der … Continue reading

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