13 December 2012
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
The two ingredients comprising the heart of the liturgy are the Lord's Prayer and the Words of Institution. Everything else revolves around them, since these are the only two formulae which the Lord Jesus specifically gave His Church and commanded her to use. His command to say the specific words of the Our Father is given in St. Luke 11 ("When ye pray, say..."), and His command to repeat the Verba is given within the Verba themselves ("This do.").—Dr. Burnell Eckardt, The New Testament in His Blood, p. 36.