Grapho : Concordia Seminary Student Journal

Document Type



masks of God, prayer, hypocrites, mask of benevolence, grapho, christian

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Church has found herself in a difficult situation these past twelve months. Wrestling with the practical concerns of gathering safely and legal restrictions on worship, many Christians have found themselves in some form of spiritual exile. They have been isolated from the people who would otherwise demonstrate God’s love and care. The voices that once sang together in their sanctuaries have since been muted for fear of feedback in their monitors, and the Christians who have found the courage to attend in-person worship are now met with floating eyes over choking cloth. Indeed, the oft-debated and dreaded drapery which now occupies public interface does not shy away from the house of God. Today’s Christians find themselves covered up and cautious. Those who once stood hand in hand before the Cross now sit alone, temporarily detached from one another in hopes of one day gathering again.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

Mark 6:1-4; Luke 6:37-38; Matthew 6:5-8; Matthew 27:18; Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 24:6; Matthew 6:16-18; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 3:9-10;

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

Martin Luther