Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Opočno

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Opočno Bohemia, by Königgratz (Hradec Králové) east of Prague Zámek (castle) epitaph of the son of Johann Jetrich… Continue Reading

“Why do we build churches?” – F. R. Webber on the purpose of church architecture

As you read the following excerpt from Frederick Roth Webber’s The Small Church: How To Build And Furnish It, remember: this book was written in 1937. As they say, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Fr. Charles McClean… Continue Reading

George Stoeckhardt: “Indifferentism is the cancer of modern Lutheranism”

The following was shared with me by Pr. Daniel Hinton, who names his immediate source as one Pr. Matt Moss. Pr. Moss’s comments and outline are below. [CORRECTION: The outline which follows is from the Concordia Historical Institute. My mistake.]… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Olbernhau

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Olbernhau Saxony, Marienberg district City church Altar painting on copper depicting the Supper in both kinds, by Johann… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Ohrenbach

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Ohrenbach Ansbach district Communion scene from a predella of an altar no longer extant. 18th century, parish church… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Nuremberg – St. Giles Antiphonal/Excursus on St. Laurence painting

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Nuremberg: St. Egidien-kirche / St. Giles Church Antiphonale selectum in usum chori ecclesiastici ad D. Aegidii autore J.… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Nuremberg

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Nuremberg Assorted illustrations, photographs, and sources: Germanic National Museum, Nuremberg, figs. 28–33. Nuremberg Provincial Church Archive, fig. 34.… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Mühlberg on the Elbe

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Mühlberg on the Elbe Altar Predella by Heinrich Göding, Sr., 1569, for the former Güldenstern Abbey Church (Cistercian);… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Lübeck

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Lübeck St. Mary’s Church Museum for Art and Cultural History in Hanseatic Lübeck “The Fredenhagen Chasuble” Photgraph: Museum… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Hanover

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Hanover Market Church 2 Chasubles from the years 1697 and 1712. Kestner-Museum, Hanover. Photographs, Fig. 18a, 19, 20,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Easter

Easter Sunday, BWV 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden, Sunday Cantata, 31. Mar 2013 Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas Sermons of Dr. Martin… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Quinquagesima

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Quinquagesima via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Quinquagesima Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Septuagesima

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Septuagesima via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Septuagesima Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Hamburg

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Hamburg Holy Supper, ca. 1649–50. Oil on linen. 77cm x 49cm. Painting by Otto Wagenfeldt (1610?–1671). Fig. 16.… Continue Reading

A Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Third Sunday after Epiphany Nota Bene: “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.” » Help keep Pseudepigraphus online « Gospel Sermon (1529) (Note from the Lenker edition: A part of this sermon, §§ 19-46, Andreas… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Second Sunday after Epiphany

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Second Sunday after Epiphany via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Second Sunday after Epiphany Nota Bene: “Luther’s… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Sunday in the Octave… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: The Epiphany of Our Lord

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Epiphany of Our Lord via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Epiphany of Our… Continue Reading

Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.

Concordia Publishing House, the venerable flagship publisher of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, recently announced the completion of their new five-volume translation of Luther’s Church Postil via the Concordia Academic blog. Volume 79 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (Church Postil V) is now… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Görlitz

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Görlitz Cultural History Museum of Görlitz Epitaph of Abraham von Nostiz, 1572 Formerly from the church of Rengersdorf… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Gaudete (Advent 3)

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Gaudete via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Gaudete +VDMA

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Burkersdorf

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Burkersdorf Village of Schlegel By Zittau (Saxony) Church, altar painting, photograph by author, Fig. 12 Gurlitt (op. cit.):… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Buchbrunn & Repperndorf

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Buchbrunn & Repperndorf (Villages of Kitzingen) Evangelical-Lutheran Churches Confessional Painting of Buchbrunn. Photograph: J. Diestelmann. Fig. 10, 11 (Detail… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Halberstadt & Brieg

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Halberstadt From the “Temple of Friendship” at the Gleimhaus in Halberstadt comes a portrait of Ernst Ludwig von… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Berlin (Spandau)

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Chapter 3: Berlin (Spandau) (Previous installments) St. Nikolai Kirche Theme: “Elector Joachim II joins the Reformation on Nov.… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Berlin (Wilmersdorf)

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Chapter 2: Berlin (Wilmersdorf) (Previous installments) Karl Ludwig Julius Rosenfelder, (1817–1881) “Lesser Hochmeister Painting” Hochmeisterkirche Photo: Reinhold George,… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Ansbach

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Ansbach The Ansbach city pastor and consistorial councilor Johann Wilhelm von der Lith (1678–1733) mentions in the aforementioned… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Introduction

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF Introduction By way of introduction to the subject, a quotation by Walter Lotz (Das hochzeitliche Kleid, Kassel 1949): On March 20,… Continue Reading

New Translation Feature: Historical Pictures of the Evangelical-Lutheran Divine Service

If you’ve been at all a patron of the Golden Age of Lutheran Blogs, at some point during the late GALB (more fun if you say it rather than spell it out) you may have come across the Historische Bilder zum Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gottesdienst: Eine Dokumentation (English:… Continue Reading

Hermann Sasse to Robert Preus, January 1975: “The great crisis in Missouri did not come suddenly”

UPDATE: Correcting an Erratum: Robert, not Jack Well, it’s finally done. After scanning it, running it through an optical character recognition program, and fixing the resulting typographical errors (OCR works so-so with crooked typewriter text), I am at last posting this fascinating… Continue Reading

Beauty, The Churches of Peace, and What We Build Instead

The Silesian Churches of Peace The above is a friend’s response on seeing some pictures of the “Churches of Peace.” Never heard of the Churches of Peace? That’s alright. Here’s the relevant info from the Wiki: The Churches of Peace (Polish:… Continue Reading

“In principio erat verbum” — Phonocentricity in Christian Art

HT: the Rev’d Sem. Stefan M. Gramenz   “According to St. Augustine, God ‘spoke’ the universe during the Creation, part of a strong phonocentric bias through which commentators expressed the force of the Logos in human society. This is nowhere… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: St. Cyprian

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster Cyprian of Carthage (A.D. 200/210 – ca. 258) Cyprian was a bishop of Carthage in North Africa in the mid–third… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: Origen

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster ORIGEN (A.D. 185 – 253/254) Origen was head of the catechetical school at Alexandria during the first half of… Continue Reading