The Feast of Pentecost

Joel and Pentecost
As the prophet Joel delivers his message, its fulfillment is depicted as the Holy Spirit comes down on the day of Pentecost, based on Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:1-41. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: 1 Kings 22:5-28, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:23-31
Hymns: LSB 913, 497, 630, 498, 650

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Exaudi, the Seventh Sunday of Easter: The End of All Things is at Hand

The World Hates the Disciples
Jesus explains to his disciples that the world will hate them, just as it hated him. In the background, Jesus’ crucifixion is shown, based on John 15:26-16:4. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Ezekiel 36:22-28, 1 Peter 4:7-14, John 15:26-16:4
Hymns: LSB 465, 553, 633, 768

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The Ascension of our Lord: the Ascended Christ Reigns

The Ascension of our Lord
Cover: Leaving his disciples below, Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1549.

Lessons: 2 Kings 2:5-15, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53
Hymns: LSB 491, 492, 493, 495

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Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: God Hears our Prayers and Answers Them

Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, based on John 16:23-33. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Numbers 21:4-9, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-33
Hymns: LSB 668, 459, 663, 766, 478

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Cantate, The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Receive with Meekness the Implanted Word

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus tells his disciples of the Holy Spirit’s power to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment., based on John 16:5-15. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, John 16:5-15
Hymns: LSB 463, 459, 790, 741, 475

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Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Joy in Life

Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Sorrow and Joy
Jesus bids farewell to his disciples and tells them that their grief will turn into joy, based on John 16:16-22. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Lamentations 3:22-33, 1 John 3:1-3, John 16:16-22
Hymns: LSB 487, 459, 483, 466, 467, 548

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Quasimodogeniti, Easter 2: Fruit of the Resurrection

Jesus appears before Thomas
The resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples. Thomas, who had previously told the other disciples that he would not believe in the Resurrection unless he could touch Jesus’ wounds, now falls down before Jesus and confesses his belief, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:19-31). From a book by Philipp Melanchthon, 1545.

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31
Hymns: LSB 614, 459, 468, 470, 467, 464

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The Resurrection of our Lord: Christ is Risen, Just as He Told You!

Christ Has Triumphed
From the stained glass in the narthex at Grace, we see that Christ Jesus, who is crucified, has been raised from the dead. Alleluia! Christ is risen! (Mark 16:1-9).

Lessons: Job 19:23-27, 1 Cor. 5:6-8, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 457, 488, 459, 458, 461, 467, 483, 490

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