Ingrid Schlueter – Celebrates Holy Cross Day
You’ve got to be kidding me? Ok, Ingrid… What is this about? Isn’t this the same as Advent? Holy Cross day is part of the Catholic year (Liturgical year). I can’t believe one needs to uphold a day in the year to place emphasis on what Jesus Christ did on the cross for us. What other ‘strange’ days does your church emphasize?
Does the bible not emphasise that one is to come OUT OF the Roman Catholic church totally and utterly? But hang on a seccie, are you not a Lutheran, which is nothing but a more ‘christianized’ version of the Catholic church? Just because Luther defied the Roman Catholic church and nailed a piece of paper to a door does not make the man a Christian, all he did was bring about a new movement. Lutheranism and Calvinism all come from Rome and will go back to Rome.
Sep 14, by Ingrid Schlueter
“Our church has a carillon that can play samples of church bells from around the world. Our call to worship today was unique in that we heard the bells of Kreuzkirche in Dresden to call us to prayer. The church was founded before the Reformation in 1215 when over in England the Magna Carta was being signed by King John at Runnymede. During the Reformation, the first Lutheran service was held there after being rebuilt in 1539.
Today was the 18th Sunday after Pentecost which is traditionally a service called Holy Cross day. The emphasis was our need for the work of Christ accomplished on that cross of Calvary 2000 years ago, and the importance of the centrality of the cross in our lives today. The hymns today were all about the cross, and the opening hymn was the wonderful, Lift High the Cross...”
Source [no longer available on line]:
“Holy Cross Day, 14 September, originally commemorates the alleged discovery of the true cross in Palestine in the fourth century. In Lutheran churches, it is the occasion for preaching on the theology of the cross.” — http://www.kencollins.com/holy-07.htm
[EDITED 22 May 2010: Article edited as requested by Ingrid Schlueter.
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