NEW: Large Catechism readings as bulletin inserts. Available as zip files.
Solid Declaration readings as bulletin inserts: These reading schedules come from “Solid Declaration Readings According to the Church Year,” another free download located further down on this page. Available as zip files.
- Lent and Easter, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Ash Wednesday, Lent 1, Lent 2, Lent 3, Lent 4, Lent 5, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and Easter Vigil/Sunday combined.
- Eastertide, Black & White or Color (Maroon): the Sundays after Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost.
- Trinity I, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Holy Trinity through Trinity 5.
- Trinity II, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Trinity 6 through Trinity 12.
- Trinity III, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Trinity 13 through Trinity 18.
- Trinity IV, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Trinity 19 through Trinity 23.
- Trinity V, Black & White or Color (Maroon): Trinity 24 through Trinity 27.
Brief Counsel for the Suffering and Afflicted (.pdf) - This tri-fold brochure is based on an excerpt from Wilhelm Loehe’s Seed-Grains of Prayer, offering comfort and guidance to those in distress. Read introductory post here.
The History of the Calendar Names (.pdf) – Explores the commemoration of the saints in the history of the Lutheran Church in Germany.
Introduction to An Explanation of the Common Service (.pdf) – This little pamphlet, written over a century ago, displays an understanding of Christian worship that is true, and yet almost forgotten.
The Lutheran Hymnal Daily Office (.pdf) – Traditional texts and rubrics for a fuller, more beautiful celebration of Matins and Vespers. For an even more complete Daily Office, check out the Brotherhood Prayer Book.
Patres Latini Lutherani (8 MB .pdf) – An anthology of Latin theology texts from Luther, Melanchthon, Chemnitz, Gerhard, Flacius, and many others.
The Preservations of the Office Vestments and Their Use in the Time Following (.pdf, in German) – Beibehaltung von Amtskleidern und deren Gebrauch in der Folgezeit, by Friedrish Lochner – This essay is actually a chapter from his book, The Chief Service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: For the Preservation of the Liturgical Heritage and for the Promotion of Liturgical Study in the American Lutheran Church Explained and Provided with the Ancient Church Method of Singing. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1895.)
Sanctoral Calendar (.pdf) from Wilhlem Loehe’s Haus-, Schul-, and Kirchenbuch (1859) – The calendar has one of two names of saints from the Medieval and Early Church periods for each day of the year, along with references for Bible passages proper to many of the days. This is a relatively early calendar with several mistakes. His later sanctoral calendar, included in his Martyrologium of 1868, is better.
Sanctoral Calendar (.pdf) from Wilhelm Loehe’s Martyrologium 1868.
Solid Declaration Readings According to the Church Year (.pdf) from Pr. Craig Meissner, 2012.