In this blog post of Forming Lutherans, Dr. Rhoda Schuler, posts a video interview with Rev. Dr. Dien Taylor who explains how one may mark the beginning of the ritual formation of the catechumenate at Advent, the beginning of the church’s liturgical calendar. Dr. Taylor is a pastor at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, ..
Kent Burreson and Rhoda Schuler explore their research project involving worship, formation, and the catechumanate
A summer in the lives of Elowsky, Seifrid, Biermann, and Voelz
On the last day before Christmas break, campus chapel had a brief service of Lessons and Carols–a bit of proleptic Christmas joy in the midst of Advent repentance and expectation. The music was both solemn and celebratory and included bells, guitar, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion, upright bass, and organ. We cannot share the music here, but the outline of the service and the special collects written for the occasion are reproduced below–a Christmas gift to you, our readers
Rev. William Rowe, a Roman Catholic priest, had already been removed from his parish when Bishop Edward Braxton of the Belleville, IL, diocese, took the extra step of forbidding him to exercise any public ministry. Rowe announced the move on Monday, July 9, and observed that he had been scheduled to preside at five weddings ..
Yesterday, in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Dr. Erik Herrmann chanted the text of the passion account from the Gospel according to Mark. Erik’s description of his preparations are available here, in a previous post. The cantor is positioned in the balcony, out of sight of the worshippers. So we have provided ..
Profs. Burreson and Cook discuss the new revisions of the English Roman Mass in this month’s Concordia Journal Currents
Earth Day last month made me wonder why we don’t have a similar day within the church. We wouldn’t have to call it “Earth Sunday” or anything. We could call it “Creation Sunday” or have a “Season of Creation.” Currently, the first half of our church year rightly focuses on the life of Jesus