Category Archives: Sights and pictures

Here we go again to Weimar…

I´ve still got some unkept promises. Some of those are to still take You further through Weimar. Now that the poster depicting the Cranach altar in St.Peter & Paul (Herderkirche) is up in my office, I´ve got another incentive to … Continue reading

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Classical Weimar: A wonderful place to be!

Going to Weimar is obvious for any German teacher, especially if you specialized in the classics. But it´s also a hotspot for any culture lover, foodie or if you´re looking at a 2-hour travelling limit from your home base in … Continue reading

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Church of God, elect and glorious…

Well, two tramps dropped in this morning. Funny guys. Friendly too. The one was dressed up in clerical vestments. I presume, Karlstadt looked something like that. Not shaved, green stole even in this festive Eastertide and without collar, but blue … Continue reading

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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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Abide in me and I in You

Jesus Christ says: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. Gospel of St. John 15:4 Luther comments this … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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Long-eared owl calling

It´s lonely out on the Elbe flats. You´d think. First impressions deceive. The night before 20+ wild boar worked themselves through the young rape fields. The farmer´s co-op complained. We hunters should keep them out and limit their impact on … Continue reading

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Most joyful Holiday of the Lutheran Reformation

That was my best Reformation festival in Wittenberg so far. It´s just getting better all along. What a rich heritage we have and great that the Saxony-Anhalt people celebrate it with a special holiday too. From early in the morning, … Continue reading

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Morning has broken …

„Vom Aufgang der Sonne bis zu ihrem Niedergang sei gelobet der Name des Herrn“ Roughly translated to fit the music it could go like this “From sunrise to sunset, we laud the good Lord and God.” So, why not join … Continue reading

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Chasing boar and taking care of the Lord´s vineyard

Some 500 years ago – Pope Leo X – was chasing wild boars. In the spectacular Luther film (2003) we see the roman bishop chasing wildly through the Italian forests – trying to catch up with his hounds and to … Continue reading

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