Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lutheran Propers for St. Augustine

I published a blogpost over at Gottesdienst Online, where I serve on the editorial board.

It begins like this:

Lutheran Service Book(LSB) has given us a lot of possible commemorations, perhaps more so than any previous English language hymnal.
For example, in the Missouri Synod's sanctoral calendar on LSB page xiii, we find that "Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian" is commemorated on August 28 - which falls on a Sunday this year.  Setting aside for the time being the sectarian terminology ("Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian"), it is a good development for us to honor whom the rest of western Christendom calls "St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church." 
However, LSB does not provide any liturgical propers for the celebration of the feast.  Fortunately, we do have some resources at our fingertips.
To read more, click here.  And please feel free to comment there as well!