Tag Archives: Hope

God is full of pleasant surprises & promises a happy ending

Tomorrow is the 4th Sunday in Advent and the holy Apostle encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice, because the Lord is near!” (Phil.4,4-5b). The Old Testament lesson takes us a long way back – … Continue reading

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On being alone and together

The following „Solitariness & brotherhood“ is from Hermann Dietzfelbinger´s: „Pastoral care of the pastor” One thing more must be added. It is true that Christ meets me in my brother, but that brother is not Christ. And brotherhood is not … Continue reading

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Septuagesimae: 2nd Sunday before Lent +

Watchword Hebrews 3:15 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Introit Psalm 119 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I … Continue reading

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16th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: Our Savior, Christ Jesus, has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2Ti 1:10 NIV) The Introit is from Psalm 68:  Sing unto God, sing praises to … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday in Easter: Quasimodogeniti

 Watchword from the First Epistle of the holy apostle Saint Peter the first chapter verse 3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living … Continue reading

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Septuagesimae: 3rd Sunday before Lent +

 Watchword: O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy … Continue reading

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Saturday morning prayer

Merciful saviour, help me always to remember that I must die and give account to thee for my life and my ministry, in order that I may learn wisdom and not trifle away the time thou hast given me. Be … Continue reading

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Prayer on Friday morning..

Basil of Caesarea teaches to pray like this: “Remember, O Lord, this congregation present, and those who are absent with good cause; have mercy upon them, and upon us, accourding to the multitude of thy loving-kindness; fill their garners with … Continue reading

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4th Sunday during Epiphany

 Watchword Psalm 66:5 Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!  Introit Psalm 107: They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of … Continue reading

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Strong comfort

Here is this morning’s sermon on Ephesians 6:18-20 to read (draft-eph618-20-matins) and to hear  We pray with the holy Christian Church a collect of this past Sunday: “Almighty and everlasting God, comfort of the sad and strength of those who … Continue reading

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