Category Archives: Lent

Good Friday: For so God loved the world +

Well, today the table is empty. The candles are still burning, but only just. No ornaments today. No flowers. No organ. No bells, no colorful vestments either. Just the Altarbook. No Lord´s Supper today. We´ll be singing still. Yes, muted … Continue reading

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Favorite holiday: Maundy Thursday!

One of my favorite holidays is Maundy Thursday. Not only because on this day at the latest the long weekend started, but also because it was an evening service – nearly as festive, dramatic and emotional as Christmas. Obviously, I … Continue reading

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Holy week: “A lamb goes uncomplaining forth…”

One of the good things in days gone by, was that the Easter Holidays were a sure thing. Whether early or later in the year, the holidays started at least on Friday before Holy Week. That´s how it was. Sure … Continue reading

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Siehe, Dein König kommt zu Dir!

Palmarum: Der 6. Sonntag in der Passionszeit. Wir ziehen mit hellen Fanfaren in die Stille Woche: Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, Rex Christe, Redemptor,  cui puerile decus prompsit Hosanna pium. Antwort auf den Prozessionshymnus Gloria, laus et honor  Das heißt: … Continue reading

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Psalm 130: 6th penitential Psalm

From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.O Lord, listen to me.Pay attention to my plea for mercy.If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,O Lord, who could stand before you?But you are willing to forgive,so that you … Continue reading

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Seeking the city, that is to come!

We´re going to be judged. We and all our life. Going to stand judgment. God the final judge and me accountable for all my thoughts, words and deeds – and even my very self, my existence and being. Standing before … Continue reading

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Lätare – oder kleines Ostern

Freuet euch mit Jerusalem und seid fröhlich über die Stadt, alle, die ihr sie lieb habt! Freuet euch mit ihr, alle, die ihr über sie traurig gewesen seid. Denn nun dürft ihr saugen und euch satt trinken an den Brüsten … Continue reading

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Go to dark Gethsemane…

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,You who feel the tempter’s pow’r;Your Redeemer’s conflict see;Watch with Him one bitter hour;Turn not from His griefs away;Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 2 Follow to the judgment hall;View the Lord of life arraigned;O the … Continue reading

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When I survey the wonderous cross…

1 When I survey the wondrous crosson which the Prince of glory died,my richest gain I count but loss,and pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boastsave in the death of Christ, my God!All … Continue reading

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O Lord, throughout these 40 days

1 Lord, who throughout these forty daysfor us did fast and pray, teach us with you to mourn our sins and close by you to stay.  2 As you with Satan did contend,and did the victory win, O give us strength in you … Continue reading

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