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Weber memories in Murrayfield 2017

Looking back at 2017 recalls old Moses’s reminder: “Our years quickly pass and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:10) We’ll remember my father’s blessed passing just a day after my birthday even as we miss his booming laughter and easy smile … Continue reading

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2nd Holiday of Christmas commemorating the 1st martyr of the church: St. Stephen

Watchword: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY . . . OR WHENEVER

Here is Professor Dr. Carl Fickenscher’s sermon for yesterday’s Matins in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: 2017.7.25 Carl Fickenscher TIT3-3FF.MAN Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, … Continue reading

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The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas of the gentiles)

The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth (1.Jo2,8b) Introit from Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the … Continue reading

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Holy days of Christmas

Watchword for Christmas: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. [St. John 1:14] Introit from … Continue reading

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LTS News 2016,4: Summer update!

Dear friends of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane! As our brothers and sisters in the USA celebrate “Thanksgiving”, we here too have lots of reason to sing God’s praises and celebrate his miracles and wonders of grace, peace and … Continue reading

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Childermas or Holy Innocents

Psalm 116 verses 15 and 17: “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints… I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.”

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Lutheran Order of service in English, isiZulu and seTswana

The Lutheran Order of Service for Christmas Day is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and English. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from the epistle of St. Paul to Titus in the 3 chapter verses 4-7. … Continue reading

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You are the salt of the world …

Here is this mornings sermonette on yesterday’s gospel St.Matthew 5:13-16 read during Matins. Here it is as hard-copy (Matins Mt5,13-15), but also as audio-file:

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Herrenhuter readings for Thursday, the 25th December (Christmas)

The eternal God is your refuge (Deuteronomy 33:27) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) … Continue reading

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