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500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther

“Now that God has today so graciously bestowed upon us an abundance of arts, scholars, and books, it is time to reap and gather in the best as well as we can, and lay up treasure in order to preserve for the future something from these years of jubilee, and not lose this bountiful harvest.”  
~ To the Councilmen of German

Epiphany 1 (W)

Calendar
LSB Cal
Date
Jan 13, 2019

Description

Introit: Ps. 100; antiphon: Is. 6:1, Rev. 19:6 Gradual: Ps. 72:18, 3 Old Testament: 1 Kings 8:6-13 Psalm 50:1-15 (antiphon: v. 15) Epistle: Rom. 12:1-5 ProperVerse: Ps. 100:1-2a Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 The Glory of the Lord Returns to the Temple in the Boy Jesus In the days of Solomon, the Lord dwelt among His people in the temple. The glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord in the form of a cloud (1 Kings 8:6_13). Now Jesus, who is the glory of the Lord in the flesh, enters the temple to show that He Himself is the everlasting temple and dwelling place of God (Luke 2:41_52). Our young Lord, true man, subject to Mary and Joseph, reveals Himself also to be true God, whose father is not Joseph but the Almighty Father in heaven. Jesus does this at the time of the Passover. For He came to be the sacrificial Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Even as He was found by His parents after three days, so He would later rise from the dead on the third day that the favor of God might rest also upon us. It is by these mercies of God that we present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God through Christ (Rom. 12:1_5).