Pastor Don Fortner has had a huge impact on me over the years and although I'll miss downloading and listening to his current sermons he has gone to better place. He has fallen asleep in the Lord after running a faithful race. The funeral service can be watched or listened to here: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=53202038335383 A video … Continue reading Don Fortner’s Funeral Service
The Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church (source) Based on the Order of Service in the Ukrainian Evangelical Service Book (1933), Edited by Teodor Yarchuk and Published by the Ukrainian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession. (As Appointed for Ordinary Sundays) THE ENTRANCE HYMN AND THE ENTRANCE PRAYER THE INVOCATION Pastor: Glory to God … Continue reading Lutheran Divine Liturgy
Happy New Year! https://youtu.be/8yhoRjwFovM Wiki: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing a new song to the Lord), BWV 190,[a] is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He wrote it in Leipzig for the New Year's Day and first performed it on 1 January 1724 as part of his first cantata cycle. He adapted … Continue reading Sing a new song to the Lord
by Dionysius the Areopagite Supernal Triad, Deity above all essence, knowledge and goodness; Guide of Christians to Divine Wisdom; direct our path to the ultimate summit of your mystical knowledge, most incomprehensible, most luminous and most exalted, where the pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of theology are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the secret … Continue reading What is the Divine Darkness?
Litanies are prayers to our Lord consisting of a series of petitions and responses. Although they are traditionally used in church services, they can also be prayed in private devotions, and may be sung. When I'm not sure what to pray I usually pray the scriptures. Somethings I open the Book of Common Prayer or … Continue reading A Litany
The author of the Wisdom of Sirach is Jesus ben Sirach who was a Jewish scribe writing somewhere around 200 to 174 before the time of our Lord. The book was written in Hebrew but no copies of the original exist. Only Greek copies. The 39 Articles of Religion, a Reformed Anglican confession of faith, gives … Continue reading Wisdom from the book of Sirach
Some quotes to entice you. Correct orthodox or religious opinion is not true religion: "...I must regret that among so many pretenders to it, so few understand what it means ; some placing it in the Understanding, in Orthodox Notions and Opinions, and all the account they can give of their Religion, is that they are … Continue reading The Life of God in the Soul of Man
"Our Divines set themselves Hand and Foot with Might and Main, with their utmost Endeavour, by Persecution and Reproach, against this, [and say,] that Men must not [dare to] search into the deep Grounds what God is; Men must not search nor curiously pry into the Deity. But if I should speak plainly what this trick of … Continue reading Evil Beast of Man
Survey says!?! (take the worldview quiz here) Quote: Thank you for taking the worldview test! The test is based on extensive academic research and has been shown to generate fairly consistent results. You can find more information about the research here. Here are your results: The worldview you identify with most is called traditional. Out of 17 … Continue reading The Traditionalist!
Ok, I broke down and ordered one of those fancy Reformation Study Bibles. I have the old "Reformation Study Bible," you know, the edition just after they changed the name from the New Geneva Study Bible? It was a solid Bible and I used it often so when I noticed the crimson hardcover was on … Continue reading Mobile Command Unit