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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

[F] St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord (W)

Calendar
Church Year 2017-1018
Date
Aug 15, 2018

Description

Old Testament: Isaiah 61:7-11 Psalm 45:10-17 (antiphon: v. 6) St. Mary, Mother of God The Lord clothes His people with the garments of salvation and covers them with the robe of righteousness (Isa. 61:10). So the Blessed Virgin Mary rejoices in God her Savior (Luke 1:47). The Lord was gracious to her. She believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord (v. 45). That is why all generations shall call her "blessed" (v. 42 & 48); likewise, "Blessed are all who hear the Word of God and keep it" (Luke 11:28). She has the unique honor of being the one from whom the Righteous One sprouts up on earth before all nations (Isa. 61:11). But she sings as a recipient of His great mercy. God sent forth His Son, born of this woman, born under the Law, to redeem those under the Law, that we might be sons and heirs (Gal. 4:4_7). Mary is rightly called "Mother of God" because of the nature of the Son she bore; but He alone is called "Savior," "Redeemer," and "Advocate." Jesus Christ is the one thing needful, come to rescue and heal and save us (Luke 10:28_42). He is the seed of the woman at last come to crush the serpent's head for us (Gen. 3:15). Galatians 4:4 7 Gospel:Luke 1:(39-45) 46-55