Tag Archives: Martin Luther

Dr. Martin Luther: A Sermon on Preparing to Die (1519)

Translated by Martin H. Bertram Introduction Early in May, 1519, Luther’s friend George Spalatin forwarded to him the request of a certain Mark Schart that the Reformer give him some help in dealing with distressing thoughts about death. At the … Continue reading

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Epiphany: School lesson

Before the Christmas holiday´s we used Dr. Martin Luther´s translation of Bishop Ambrose of Milan´s composition “Veni redemptor genitum” to introduce the Adventide and the glorious incarnation of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in Bethlehem promised from of old … Continue reading

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Luther´s birthday and christening 1483

535 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther was born as the eldest child of the wedded couple Hans Luder (1459-1530) and his wife Margarethe born Lindemann (1459-1531) in Eisleben[1]. The 10thNovember was a Saturday. The very next day – Sunday … Continue reading

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Reformationsfest 2018

  Tagesspruch aus 1.Kor.3:11 Einen andern Grund kann niemand legen außer dem, der gelegt ist, welcher ist Jesus Christus. Introitus: Psalm 46 Gott ist unsre Zuversicht und Stärke, eine Hilfe in den großen Nöten, die uns getroffen haben. Darum fürchten … Continue reading

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11th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from the 1st letter of the apostle St. Peter “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1Pe 5:5) The Introit is from Psalm 113 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise … Continue reading

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Oculi: 3rd Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of the evangelist St.Luke chapter 9 “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” [Verse 62] Introit Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at … 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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11th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from the 1st letter of the apostle St. Peter: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1Pe 5:5) The Introit is from Psalm 113:   Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise … Continue reading

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6th Sunday in Easter: Rogate domino!

6th Sunday in Easter called Rogate domino: “Pray to the Lord…” Watchword from Psalm 66:20  Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Introit from Psalm 95 O come, let us sing … Continue reading

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