Lutheran Liturgical Signaling: The Athanasian Creed

I intend no snark The Old Man intends snark, but the New Man just wants to share some interesting information about LCMS liturgical customs on Trinity Sunday. You may have thought that you were being an über-traditionalist because your church substituted… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday, BWV 129: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, Sunday Cantata, 26. May 2013 Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas Sermons of… 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

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Pentecost Sunday, BWV 74: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, Sunday Cantata, 19. May 2013 Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas… Continue Reading

Martin Luther: “fine Easter preachers, but…very poor Pentecost preachers”

+   +   + Brother Martin has a word for you this Pentecost. It’s quite the curious irony that neo-antinomians (guys like Chad Bird, Donavon Riley, Daniel Price, and others) concur with the papists in a false estimation of the… Continue Reading

Dear Robert: the popular abuse of the term “vocation”

I’m posting an excerpt from a discussion I had with someone who took offense at my disparagement of an LCMS church’s “dance girls ministry” and the LCMS “comfort dogs ministry.” I think that conversation ended, if not in agreement, at least… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Rogate

Rogate, 6th Sunday of Easter, BWV 87: Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, 05. May 2013 Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Cantate

Cantate, 5th Sunday of Easter, BWV 166: Wo gehest du hin?, Sunday Cantata, 28. Apr 2013 Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas Sermons… 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

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

Zion Tract Series: “On Fasting”

The following text of the tract “On Fasting” is reproduced here with the permission of Fr. Mark P. Braden, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI. FASTING IS AN act of bodily discipline. Regarding preparation for receiving Holy Communion, our Catechism says “Fasting… Continue Reading

Martin Luther on the Proper Good of Fasting— yes, you read that right.

Ewald Plass’s What Luther Says anthology has been described to me by heavyweight Luther scholars as a sort of “bronze-age” resource. Infer from that what you will. Maybe your opinion is the same, maybe you don’t have an opinion on the matter.… Continue Reading

A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 55-71

http://www.pseudepigraph.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/TR-54-71-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Monday, Week 34 Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on Facebook // Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Help keep ConcordCast online A Treatise on the… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sexagesima

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

ConcordCast Week 33: Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article IX – Tractatus 54

http://www.pseudepigraph.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ConcordCast-Week-33.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on Facebook // Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes // Help keep ConcordCast online Text: The Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IX-XV »… Continue Reading

A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 39-54

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Mathew Block, the Formula of Concord, and more on who’s using the using

“But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully.” ~ St. Paul of Tarsus (First Epistle to Timothy, 1:8) Thanks to Mathew Block of the Canadian Lutheran and the International Lutheran Council for allowing me to publish… Continue Reading

A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 25-38

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Lutheran susceptibility to memes: “Use” of the Law

[Written January 2016 as an extended sidebar to this piece; published February 2017; not polished; sort of ends abruptly] Same question: what would the point be in insisting on the dichotomy of “God uses the Law; you do not”? Well,… Continue Reading

Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 12-24

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“He that would inherit with Christ must first suffer and die with Him” – Valerius Herberger on St. Valentine

St. Valentine’s Day Bajulatio Crucis Prodromus Lucis He that would inherit with Christ must first suffer and die with Him. In the name of the Lord Jesus, who will show abundant grace to all steadfast Christians, who deny themselves, and… Continue Reading

Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, 1-11

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Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IX-XV

http://www.pseudepigraph.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SA-III-IX-1-XV-5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Monday, Week 33 Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on Facebook // Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Help keep ConcordCast online Smalcald Articles, Part III,… 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

The Lutheran Scholastics on the Differences between Infant and Adult Baptism

The following selection of quotations is for those who, like me, have at some time found themselves pondering the differences between infant and adult baptism. Obviously, under discussion and consideration here are not two different kinds of baptism— we confess one… Continue Reading

ConcordCast Week 32: Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles III-VIII »

http://www.pseudepigraph.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ConcordCast-Week-32.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on Facebook // Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes // Help keep ConcordCast online Text: The Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles III-VIII »… 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

Divorce – An Issues, Etc. Transcript

This “Pastors’ Roundtable” interview on the topic of divorce, featuring the Rev’ds Randy Asburry, Heath Curtis, and Jonathan Fisk (pictured left to right, below), aired as a segment of the August 20, 2008 episode of Issues, Etc. A few notes,… 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