Category Archives: Saints of the church

We pray, that Christ dwells in your hearts through faith

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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When the Word is lost, God is lost

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 13 – and it´s good reading in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 129-131: To confirm what he said at the end … Continue reading

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Governed by the Word…

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 12 – and it´s good reading in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 123-126: The spiritual explanation of the First Commandment has … Continue reading

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Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens.

Our good God is greatest of all and for all: Again, after the manner of a good lawgiver, Moses impresses and repeats the greatness and goodness of the God who commands. “Behold,” he says, “there are various heavens and various … Continue reading

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Spiritual pride demolished in 3 steps

In this chapter Moses selects another occasion for transgressing the First Commandment, an occasion called spiritual pride because it boasts of its righteousness and merits. This is trust in one’s own works, and no plague and opponent of faith or trust in … Continue reading

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The silver bells of St. Cyriacus

The Benedictine abbey Wimmelburg – just north of Lutherstadt Eisleben and south of Mansfeld – founded just after the turn of the 1st Millennium was dedicated to the legendary martyr St. Cyriacus, who is one of the 14 Holy Helpers. … Continue reading

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Nachträglich zum Vatertag: Gottes Wort bleibt in Ewigkeit. Amen.

Fängt man zuerst mit dem besten Wein an oder hält man den nach göttlichem Vorbild für zuletzt? Da ich nicht weiß, wie lange das noch weiter geht, halte ich mich mal an die übliche Abfolge und fange in der Beschreibung … Continue reading

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Another day, another saint…

Martin Luther already complained about the number of holidays – just as he complained against too many fixed hours of prayer – without giving time and space to some honest work. Well, in this week of the “Ice Saints” (Eisheilige) … Continue reading

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