Saturday, May 29, 2010

Curse of Babel Rolled Back - Part Two

A hat tip to the Rev. William Weedon for this example of Babel's curse being rolled back.

This is the beginning of a Lutherishe Messe (Lutheran Mass) in Thüringe for New Year's (the Holy Name of Jesus).

Lutherans will recognize immediately not only the liturgical structure, architecture, vestments, and postures of the Divine Service, but also the hymnody - even if you don't speak a word of German. This recognition is a testimony to our tradition. The liturgy not only allows everyone to participate together within the congregation, it allows worship to transcend the barriers of national borders and language caused by our disobedience on the plains of Shinar four millennia ago.

This is the great timeless heavenly worship revealed in Rev 7:9. The church's liturgy is our ongoing Pentecost miracle.

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