J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Invocavit – BWV 131: “Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir”

During the penitential season of Lent no cantatas were performed in the Lutheran Church of Bach’s day. The cantatas featured on the program from now until Easter were not appointed for Lenten Sundays, but for other occasions, often penitential in… Continue Reading

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

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 Siebenbürgen “An evangelical preacher in the performance of his churchly office” Fig. 45. Copy from Daniel Joseph Leonhard… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Quinquagesima – BWV 22: “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe”

Quinquagesima, BWV 22: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 10. Feb 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 22 | Bach Cantatas Website » Luther’s Church… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Sexagesima – BWV 126: “Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort”

Sexagesima, BWV 126: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 3. Feb 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 126 | Bach Cantatas Website » Luther’s Church Postil:… Continue Reading

“Is thine eye evil, because I am good?”

Plato writes in Epinomis that among all the liberal arts and contemplative sciences, the science of number is supreme and most divine. And in another place, asking why man is the wisest of animals, he replies, because he knows how… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Septuagesima – BWV 84: “Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke”

Septuagesima, BWV 84: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 27. Jan 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 84 | Bach Cantatas Website » Luther’s Church Postil:… Continue Reading

St. Hilary of Poitiers on the Confession of St. Peter

What then is this truth, which the Father now reveals to Peter, which receives the praise of a blessed confession? It cannot have been that the names ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ were novel to him. He had heard them often. Yet… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Second Sunday after Epiphany – BWV 13: “Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen”

Second Sunday after Epiphany, BWV 13:Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 13. Jan 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 13 | Bach Cantatas Website » Luther’s Church… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany – BWV 154: “Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren”

Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany, BWV 154: Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 13. Jan 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 154 | Bach Cantatas Website… Continue Reading

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

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 Regensburg Reformation Altar for the New Parish Church of Regensburg Painter: Michael Ostendorfer (1490–1559), mixed media on wood… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: The Epiphany of Our Lord – BWV 65: “Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen”

Epiphany of Our Lord, BWV 65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 6. Jan 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 65 | Bach Cantatas Website… Continue Reading

Luther’s Church Postil: The Circumcision and the Name of Jesus

The Church Postil of Dr. Martin Luther: The Circumcision and the Name of Jesus “Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.” Sunday Cantata: Christmas Day – BWV 122: “Das neugeborne Kindelein” +VDMA

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Sunday after Christmas – BWV 122: “Das neugeborne Kindelein”

Sunday after Christmas, BWV 122: Das neugeborne Kindelein, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 30. Dec 2012 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 122 | Bach Cantatas Website » Luther’s Church Postil:… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Christmas Day – BWV 151: “Susser Trost, mein Jesus kommt”

Christmas Day*, BWV 151: Susser Trost, mein Jesus kommt, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 27. Dec 2015 * As noted by the show host, this cantata is actually appointed for the third day of Christmas, St. John’s Day (Johnmas). » Sunday Cantata… Continue Reading

J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Advent IV (Rorate Caeli) – BWV 132, “Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn”

4th Sunday in Advent (Rorate Caeli), BWV 132: Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 23. Dec 2012 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translation of BWV 132 | Bach… Continue Reading

J.S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas: Advent 1 (Ad Te Levavi) – BWV 61, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”

1st Sunday in Advent (Ad Te Levavi), BWV 61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 02. Dec 2012 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas » Luther’s… Continue Reading

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

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 19

19th Sunday After Trinity, BWV 56: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK, 06. Oct 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas Sermons of Dr. Martin… Continue Reading

A well-aged dialogue on Old Man/New Man

Well-aged, inasmuch as this discussion happened on March 13, 2014. The OP, quoting H. E. Jacobs, was by Pastor Jordan Cooper. In the interest of full disclosure, I have made the following changes: I have changed the names of some… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 14

14th Sunday After Trinity, BWV 78: Jesu, der du meine Seele, Sunday Cantata, Lutheran Radio UK, 01. Sep 2013 » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther… 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

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Trinity 12

12th Sunday After Trinity, BWV 35: Geist und Seele wird verwirret, Sunday Cantata, Lutheran Radio UK, 18. Aug 2013 English translation of today’s cantata » Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) » English Translations of Bach’s Cantatas… 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