15 August 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The function of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Sacred Scriptures in the history of salvation, and in the faith and worship of the Church, is to point to her Son. The noblest picture that can be painted of her is with her Child in her arms. -- A. C. Piepkorn, *The Church* p. 328


mlorfeld said...

I've been wondering... what's the cutoff between "new" and "old" Lutherans? To me... most anyone (including even your former vicar) who has written anything to be quoted is "old."

Joshua said...

"They found the Child with Mary His Mother, and falling down they adored Him." - St Matthew ii, 11

On a time, when this was read in the Gospel, all would kneel...

At a nearby church, one of the stained glass windows depicts the Adoration of the Magi, and this is the text written underneath.

William Weedon said...


Purely arbitrary; I do hold that no one can be counted as an "old Lutheran" who hasn't entered the Church Triumphant. But there are those who have who sometimes are "old" and sometimes "new."


I'd love to see that!