Friday, June 20, 2008

Deceased Lutherans

"Let us discuss the word liturgy. This word does not properly mean a sacrifice, but rather the public ministry. Liturgy agrees well with our belief that one minister who consecrates gives the Lord's body and blood to the rest of the people, just as one minister who preaches offers the Gospel to the people. As Paul says, 'This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God' (1 Corinthians 4:1), that is, of the Gospel and the Sacraments. And, 'We are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God' (2 Corinthians 5:20). So the term leitourgia agrees well with the ministry."

6 comments:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

For us ignorant lay-peeps, could you please include the author?

Anonymous said...

typo in last sentence.

Angry Lutherans said...

Whoops! My bad. Typo fixed.

Dan-I'm hoping someone will come up with it independently. If no one does in a day or two, I'll post the reference.

AL1

Sr. Kate said...

This quotation had a familiar ring to it. I picked up my CPH edition of the BOC and lo and behold, there was a bookmark at the very spot: The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Article XXIV, “The Term Mass.”

Angry Lutherans said...

Yup. Give yourself a pat on the back. And have a drink on us.

(though since times are tough, you'll be paying for it yourself)

(provided you're of age)

(don't drink and drive)

(drinking and blogging is fine)

(just not in a motor vehicle)

Sr. Kate said...

A.L.,

It’s a deal. Now if I can just talk Mother Superior into letting me out for a bit.