Today in the Church Year

Emperor Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ

We read about authority and the Fourth Commandment today as we remember the ruler Justinian. Our devotion comes from Luther’s Large Catechism as printed in Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, Second Edition.

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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

For today’s devotion, we focus on the Epistle and read an excerpt from Concordia Pulpit Resources.

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Martin of Tours, Pastor

Our commemoration today is for the fourth-century bishop Martin of Tours, and we read about him in an excerpt from Celebrating the Saints.

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Martin Chemnitz (birth), Pastor and Confessor

On our commemoration today of the sixteenth-century theologian Martin Chemnitz, we read an excerpt from The Second Martin: The Life and Theology of Martin Chemnitz.

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Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor

Today, we read about Staupitz’s influence on Martin Luther as discussed in The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg.

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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

We focus on the Gospel text today and read an excerpt from Luther’s Works, Volume 68 (Sermons on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapters 19–24).

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All Saints’ Day

We focus on the reading from Revelation today and take our devotion from The Christian Year of Grace.

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Reformation Day

Today, we celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation! Our devotion comes from A Man Called Martin Luther.

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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

We focus on the 1 Thessalonians text today, specifically verse 13, and we read a devotion from Reformation Heritage Bible Commentary: Colossians/Thessalonians.

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St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles

As we remember St. Simon and St. Jude today, we read about them in an excerpt from Celebrating the Saints.

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