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On the use of ceremonies

Why is it that some Christians kneel, bow, genuflect, make the sign of the cross on themselves, or hold their hands in a particular fashion during the Divine Service? These physical actions are called ceremonies, which are solemn religious actions … Continue reading

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A Sermon for the Fourth Day of Christmas: Holy Innocents

We don’t usually post entire sermons on our website, but quoting excerpts out of context just didn’t seem fitting in this case. In this sermon, found in God With Us, Pr. David Petersen offers comfort and hope on this most solemn … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood Prayer Book: O Antiphons

The O Antiphons are historic antiphons designated for the Magnificat, which is the traditional canticle for Vespers. There are seven O Antiphons, sung on the seven Vespers leading up to December 24th. Three years ago, we asked Pr. Sean Daenzer to … Continue reading

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Our newest Christmas card

The Adoration of the Shepherds is an 18th-century oil painting by German artist C.W.E. Dietrich. Originally painted in color, our black and white version allows the light emanating from the infant Christ to shine within the darkness of the stable. The inside text proclaims: “Shepherds … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood Prayer Book: Hymn for Advent 1

      Audio: Listen to Hymn for Advent 1 chanted. Creator of the stars of night, Thy people’s everlasting light, Jesus, Redeemer, save us all, Hear Thou Thy servants when they call. Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry Of … Continue reading

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Ceremony and Celebration: The Advent Wreath

“The lighting of an Advent wreath during the Advent season is a Christian ceremony which has come down to us from about the time of Martin Luther. As before the birth of Christ the light of prophecy concerning His advent … Continue reading

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Pre-Advent sale on The Brotherhood Prayer Book and other titles

From now through Saturday, November 26, several of our titles are 15% off! God With Us by David H. Petersen contains fifty-nine sermons spanning Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, including daily sermons for all of Advent. Many customers tell us that … Continue reading

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Welcome, Listeners of Issues, Etc.!

If you’ve found our website after hearing the commercial on Issues, Etc., we want to thank you for stopping by! Feel through to peruse the tabs above to learn more about our history and the books and greeting cards we … Continue reading

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Seed-Grains of Prayer: Longings for a Quiet and Peaceable Life

“Dear Lord, how miserably unreasonable it is that while the kingdoms of this world flourish and are sustained by the prayers of Thy Church, yet, at the same time, these do oppress and recklessly tread under foot Thy poor Church … Continue reading

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The Word Remains: All Saints’ Day

“Therefore, take comfort: it is not all over for those who have fallen asleep in the Lord! They are merely sleeping. He who by His own death-sleep in the grave sanctified our graves as mere bedrooms stands even now at … Continue reading

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