Morgendämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer theologirt.
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit id es semper esse puerum.
Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.
Homo sum humani nihil a me alienum puto.
Semper idem sed non eodem modo.


Verbum domini manet in aeternum. The word of the Lord endures forever.
1 Peter 1:24-25, quoting Isaiah 40:6,8. Motto of the Lutheran Reformation.

Fayth onely justifieth before God. Robert Barnes, DD The Supplication, fourth essay. London: Daye, 1572.

Lord if Thou straightly mark our iniquity, who is able to abide Thy judgement? Wherefore I trust in no work that I ever did, but only in the death of Jesus Christ. I do not doubt, but through Him to inherit the kingdom of heaven. Robert Barnes, DD, before he was burnt alive for "heresy", 30 July 1540.

What is Luther? The doctrine is not mine, nor have I been crucified for anyone. Martin Luther, Dr. theol. (1522)

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10 May 2010

A Gospel Story Chanted Gospel Style!

The story of the daughter of Jairus is read late in the church year, as Advent nears, both East and West. In the Greek rite, it is read from the account of Luke (LK 8:40-56) on the 23rd Sunday After Pentecost and read from the account of Matthew (MT 9:18-26) also on the 23rd Sunday After Pentecost in the Latin rite, and, following the custom in Lutheran churches to number the Sundays from Easter Time until Advent after Trinity Sunday, the one after Pentecost, the 24th Sunday after Trinity, which will be 14 November in 2010.

Unless of course you've caved to the revisionist Vatican II lectionary or its wannabes.

You know what, I've chanted since us schoolkids were the choir for Requiem Masses through a Benedictine schola cantorum, but I gotta tell you, this is chanting right up there with the best of it, oh yeah, incipits, melismas, reciting tones, call and response, the works and I feel right at home. So enjoy some Gospel preaching, sin chasing, Holy Ghosting chanting! There's a promise coming down that dusty road, now somebody say Amen!

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