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Miroslav Volf to Speak at Concordia Seminary
February 11, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
Miroslav Volf to Speak at Concordia Seminary

Well-known scholar, theologian and public intellectual Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University, will offer his perspective on the legacy of the Reformation and its 500th anniversary in a lecture …

O Emmanuel
December 23, 2015 – 9:56 am | No Comment
O Emmanuel

December 23
 

ANTIPHON
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of All Nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.
READING

From Isaiah chapters 7 and 33:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this …

O King of Nations
December 22, 2015 – 9:49 am | No Comment
O King of Nations

 
December 22
 
 
ANTIPHON
O King of the Nations, the Ruler they long for, the Cornerstone uniting all people: Come and save mankind whom You formed out of clay.
READING

From Isaiah chapter 28, Psalm 118, and Ephesians chapter 2:
Therefore, …

O Dayspring
December 21, 2015 – 9:30 am | No Comment
O Dayspring

December 21
 

 
ANTIPHON
O Dayspring, Splendor of Light Everlasting and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
READING

From Isaiah chapter 9, Malachi chapter 4, and 2 Peter chapter …

O Key of David
December 20, 2015 – 9:04 am | No Comment
O Key of David

December 20
 

ANTIPHON
O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness …

O Root of Jesse
December 19, 2015 – 8:42 am | No Comment
O Root of Jesse

December 19
 

ANTIPHON
O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign before the peoples, before Whom all kings are mute, to Whom the nations will do homage: Come to deliver us, and delay not.
READING

From Isaiah chapters 11, …

O Adonai
December 18, 2015 – 8:20 am | No Comment
O Adonai

December 18
ANTIPHON

O Adonai, and Ruler of the House of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai: Come and with an outstretched arm redeem us.
READING

From Exodus chapter …

O Wisdom
December 17, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
O Wisdom

Today in chapel we had a service that prayed and sung the O Antiphons of Advent.  Traditionally, the O Antiphons were sung consecutively beginning on December 17 and ending on December 23.  For our students, …

Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr
July 6, 2015 – 1:20 pm | One Comment
Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr

 
Today, July 6, 2015, marks 600 years since Jan Hus, theologian and reformer from Prague, was put to death at the decree of the Council of Constance. Hus espoused teachings that in many ways anticipated …

Holy Trinity • Acts 2:14a, 22–36 • May 31, 2015
May 19, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The Christian confession of the Trinity is both sublime and difficult. Trying to grasp the distinction of the divine persons while maintaining the unity of the Godhead can feel like an abstraction that places God …