02 February 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

It [the designation of the liturgy as divine] was never lost in the east, where they've been doing the same old divine liturgy for the last fifteen centuries or more.  They're still there!  Whereas in the West, the "divine," the "holy" dropped away; it is the Reformation that confessed again that the service is divine service, the Gottesdienst.  It is His, He is the one who runs it.  And He runs it in the way of a God who delights in nothing so much as giving out His gifts.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Logia VII:2, p. 24.

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