Latest NewsletterThe Words of Institution
Continuing our discussion on Holy Communion, this week I think it will be important to carefully consider the Words of Institution, and we will do so by utilizing the translation we are accustomed to in the Lutheran Book of Worship.
In our ongoing series dealing with the celebration of Holy Communion, this week I want us to consider the role of this Sacrament in the context of the other important aspects of the Christian Faith. Just what role does the Lord’s Supper play?
This week I am starting a new series in which we will be taking a look at our practice of celebrating Holy Communion, or what Luther like to call it “The Lord’s Supper”.
There is a third matter considered "adiaphora" in our Lutheran Tradition that I wish to touch on, and that is the Church Calendar.
I promised last week that I would write more on why it is a mistake to abandon a common lectionary. Again, let me refresh you that a lectionary is a schedule of Bible readings. The Revised Common Lectionary, a Protestant effort based on the Roman Catholic Ordo Lectionum Missae, was formed and is used by a large number of Protestant denominations, including, but not limited to, the American Baptist Church, the Episcopal Church, Several Lutheran Bodies, the Moravian Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, and others.