Category Archives: Old Latin School in Wittenberg

Life is a long list of meetings…

A lot can happen in a day. Sometimes that´s true for Wittenberg too. Luther´s wedding celebrations last weekend prove the point. Thousands filled our streets, eager to forget regulations of distancing and hungry for some serious party. Now, a few … Continue reading

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Teatime in the Old Latin School

Yesterday I got invited to tea. That´s a first for me. I´m still dazed and not because there was something funny in the tea. No, just because it was the first time. Afterall, I´ve been in these parts since 2018. … Continue reading

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Table talk in the Old Latin School

Sitting at my father´s table is one of my favorite memories. There was plenty of space. So that not just nine kids – with three grandmothers – enjoyed my mother´s gastronomic gifts. There was the mission secretary Hanns Gnauk, who … Continue reading

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Just another Friday

Some days are just special – even more than others. Today was such a day. I got up full of last night´s good meeting with those young English teachers from the States (Ohio, Carolina & Nebraska – if I remember … Continue reading

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Prayers in the morning

The Old Latin School is between those towers – close to the twin towers of St. Marys. Lying peacefully in the distance and morning mist. There we sang Johann Heermann´s classic as recorded in the old “Lutherisches Kirchengesangbuch” (LKG 249). … Continue reading

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“While my guitar gently weeps…”

It´s a first for me. I´m first at “English Stammtisch”. The others are coming. Hopefully. Ever since Glaubigs said our meetings will resume this Thursday, I couldn’t wait. It´s been more than a year since my last session there. Now, … Continue reading

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Die Elbwiesen blühen…

Laufen auf den Wiesen macht Spaß. Theoretisch. Sonst ist es nämlich ein ziemlicher Schlepp. Die Knochen wollen nicht wie sie sollen und fünf Kilometer sind immerhin doppelt so lange wie damals der militärische Standard von 2,4. Jetzt im Sommer ist … Continue reading

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Update for March 2021

Here´s the latest update from the Old Latin School.

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Come – join us if You can +

The Old Latin School is rearing to get off to a new start even if we´re facing a new Covid-lockdown over Easter. We have been very fortunate, that our chapel has been open all along. Divine services are held every … Continue reading

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My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (5th Lenten Service)

The 5th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 5th penitential Psalm. “The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament … Continue reading

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