17 November 2011
As we approach
holy Advent and Christmas, don't forget, pastors, that the Lutheran Service Book Agenda provides you with rites for blessing the Advent Wreath (p. 309) and for blessing the Creche (p. 311). These annual rites are both very beautiful and I commend them for your use. Additionally, remember that the same volume also contains the rite for house-blessings (p. 313) during the days of Epiphany and reminds us that homes may be blessed annually, recalling during Epiphany the visit of the magi to the home of the infant Christ. These blessings all flow out of the Church's joy in St. Paul's words: "All things are sanctified by the Word of God and prayer."
Posted by William Weedon at 2:26 PM