Concordia Theological Monthly

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advent, epiphany, christmas, lectionary, spain, lent, liturgical, missal, preaching, baptism

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


If we confess that the Holy Spirit, at work in the church at all times and in all places, in some sense inspired the development of a liturgical calendar and a pericopal system for the expansion of the Mystery, the edification of the faithful, and the amplification of preaching possibilities, then we must also confess that the Spirit could effect changes in the meaning of the various feasts and liturgical seasons with the passage of time and with shifts in the expression of piety. The Holy Spirit did not retire in the fourth century any more than he did after the day of Pentecost.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Isaiah 2:1; Isaiah 35:1; Isaiah 2:2-5; Isaiah 7:10-15; Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 11:1-5;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars