07 November 2011
Speaking of All Saints...
...I wonder how on earth the Common Service came to replace the traditional Introit for the day? The early Lutherans simply retained that lovely Latin Introit with this antiphon: "Let us all rejoice in the Lord, keeping feast day in honor of all the saints; in whose solemnity the angels rejoice and glorify the Son of God." The Psalm verse is 33:1: Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous! It is fitting for the just to give thanks!
Posted by William Weedon at 7:08 PM