29 June 2006

Joyful Tasks

Being a pastor is too much fun. No two ways about it.

This morning I got to read and discuss an outstanding passage from Diognetus with a group of laymen that I dearly love and treasure - and all over bad coffee and greasy breakfast to boot!

Came home and exercised, showered, prayed Matins, read from the Book of Concord, posted to ye old blog, printed out final copy of Sunday's bulletin, and it's 9:40!

Ahead today: More in Gerhard's Loci, the Sacrament to shutins in two nursing homes, Vespers followed immediately by the Eucharist for the day of Sts. Peter and Paul, a friend and family over for dinner, and then a school board meeting, followed by Compline to round out the day.

For the daily offices, I've been using the LSB (from the proposed version approved at Convention). I can't begin to say how impressed I am with the clean and only slightly updated ordos for Matins and Vespers and Compline. But these old eyes will definitely be glad when the Hymnal itself is available - the TINY print of the proposed version is proving a bit of a challenge.


Your Favorite BOC Editor said...

And which edition of the Book of Concord are you using?????

William Weedon said...

Why, Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions. And not only THAT, but I'm even working my way through my least favorite (and your most favorite) Symbol: the SA.

Favorite thoughts from it for today:

*true contrition puts to death the lust for sins.
*repentance continues until death.
*the Holy Spirit daily cleanses and sweeps out the remaining sins and works to make a person truly pure and holy.
*if sin does what it wants, the Holy Spirit and faith have been driven out and are not present.

BOC Fan-atic said...

The Book of Concord is like a box of chocolates. You just never know what you are going to find.

William Weedon said...

And this time I am actually bothering to read your intro materials - and I am pleased to tell you that they are not as annoying as I thought they'd be. ; )

BOC Cheerleader said...

I'm sure I don't know to whom you are referring when you say "your introductory materials" but I'm not sure if it is good, or bad, that you are not annoyed by the introductory materials.

Chaz said...

I think they meant to say BOCs of chocolates.

Somebody... is having WAY too much fun.

Wartburg said...

Pastor Weedon,
Greetings tonight. I use and absolutely LOVE my TRIGLOTTA CONCORDIA. Are you aware of Pastor McCoy’s website?
This man has read onto MP3 all kinds of LUTHERAN Werks! I have so many of them! He even does Martin Luther’s Galatians Commentary! I could go on and on concerning ALL of the readings this man does. I don’t have any friends who read this MASTERPEICE, I wish you had a BLOG that did ONLY The BOC- What a “wonder” that would be! I’m glad to see others read this and are thrilled with it. Are there websites or really good BLOGS that you know of? I have the TAPPERT EDITION as well. After hearing Pastor McCoy using the TRIGLOTTA CONCORDIA and focusing my eyes on the text (HUNNIUS@AOL.COM-is where I purchased the Text), I think the TAPPERT is like some kind of “living Bible translation”, where the TRIGLOTTA CONCORDIA is like STRONG COFFEE or the Good Old Latin Vulgate-KING JAMES VERSION! That’s all I can stand for now.

I *heart* the BOC said...

I'm offended by the previous comment which appears to me to be nothing more than shameless promotion and advertising. Why would anyone do that? I mean, sure, I know this thread has been singing the praises of CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS: READER'S EDITION [available from CPH, toll free 800-325-3040, coming soon in a wonderful new second edition], but I've not noticed anyone stooping so low as to resort fo this kind of hawking.

Oh, by the way, the CONCORDIA TRIGLOTTA is still a wonderful resource, but:

It costs $80
It is printed in sight-destroying fine print.
It has no helps for the reader.
It has no pictures.
It is follows the same text the Triglotta does.

And I say, what good is a book without a boatload of pictures? I mean, come on! And even color pictures!! Lots of notes, definitions, time lines, charts, helps, explanations. In other words, it is the funnest edition of the Book of Concord out.

Oh, yes, one more minor detail, "Concordia" only costs $20.

So, I don't get why anyone would dare come on here and try to promote something like this "Sal" guy.