Category Archives: Old Latin School in Wittenberg

Making friends in “Geisterstadt”

LinkedIn reminds me, that I´ve been here in Lutherstadt Wittenberg for three years already. That´s about as long as our good Lord´s public ministry lasted back in His days. For me it feels like a lifetime, but for others here, … Continue reading

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Escape in winter gardens

In the current lockdown the winter gardens of Wörlitz are out of bounds for most.  We´re only allowed to visit within a 15km circumference. Still, a number of locals made it out to this frosted location and some of us … 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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Weihnachten in Wittenberg

Even as political powers plan another shut-down and churches look at means and ways to share the joy of Christmas in this dark and dreary time, we share a copy of our annual mailing – thanks to the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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Fix it

There was a time, when I outgrew my shoes. Even the old trusted vellies were due for replacements in the new year. We´d go to Cuthbert’s in Victoria Street. They´d measure the foot, add half an inch for growth and … Continue reading

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Illustrious names

The list of previous scholars in the Old Latin School is long. You find famous people amongst them: Paul Luther, personal Physician of the Saxon elector; Wilhelm Weber, the Physicist and inventor of the electro-magnetic telegraph (forerunner of the iPhone) … Continue reading

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There´s a skeleton in our lift

Check it out: That´s what they found, when they dug deeper into the foundations of the Old Latin School to fit in the elevator (lift). Remember, it was originally part of the bigger cemetary of St.Mary´s and there was a … Continue reading

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Manning the Old Latin School this summer

With the Weber family on vacation, it was a quiet three weeks at the Latin school. Still, there was always somebody around: Charles and Connie Cortright visited from Latvia, a couple from Denmark and one from Germany stayed for a … Continue reading

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Lord Jesus Christ, You have prepared this feast for our salvation

Well, one of my English regulars came to excuse herself from tomorrow´s divine service. That´s just how it should be. Coming is no deal. It´s the expected normal and goes without saying but being absent is the exception and apologies … Continue reading

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The God of Abraham praise… (LSB 798)

The 5th Sunday after Trinity is coming up and we´ve got all reason to rejoice, lift up our faces to the Lord and God of our salvation. It is He, who calls us from the ends of the world to … Continue reading

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