Category Archives: Epiphany

O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd…

O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd,Du schufst sie gut, gerecht und pur,dass niemand als Leergut rumtreibt nur,als ob Tods bestimmt von Geburt.Vielmehr, Dein Wort stets Leben sätDein Triumph in gefallener Welt.Dein Licht erstrahlt, schenkt Leben.Du hast es uns … Continue reading

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Epiphany: School lesson

Before the Christmas holiday´s we used Dr. Martin Luther´s translation of Bishop Ambrose of Milan´s composition “Veni redemptor genitum” to introduce the Adventide and the glorious incarnation of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in Bethlehem promised from of old … Continue reading

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Septuagesimae: 2nd Sunday before Lent +

Watchword Hebrews 3:15 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Introit Psalm 119 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I … Continue reading

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Septuagesimae: 3rd Sunday before Lent +

Watchword Daniel 9:18 “O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but … Continue reading

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Last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration)

Watchword “The Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60,2) Introit Psalm 97 The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round … Continue reading

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Sermon on 1.Corinthians 2,1-10

Not knowing, who would be at the divine service this afternoon, I prepared two sermons, one in English (1Cor2,1-10 13.1.2018 OLS2) and one in German (1Kor2,1-10 13.1.2018 OLS3), both on the prescribed lesson by St.Paul to the Corinthians for the 2nd … Continue reading

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Water for free

This year’s watchword is from Revelations 21,6. It’s the Lord’s promise: “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life, freely.” Here’s my sermon in German for yesterday’s devotion in the chapel of … Continue reading

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1st Sunday after Epiphany

Watchword: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8,14) Introit Psalm 72 verses 1-2.12.17b Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. He … Continue reading

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Epiphany (6th January)

Watchword: “The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth..” (1 John 2,8b) Introit Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.  Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the … Continue reading

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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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