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The Eighth Day of Christmas | Mary, Mother of Jesus | January 1, 2022



St. Mary

Mother of Jesus

January 1, 2022


The Eighth Day of Christmas is dedicated to St. Mary, Mother of Jesus (or of God). We know that Martin Luther had great love and respect for Mary but cautioned us not to diminish Christ’s role in salvation with intercessory prayer through her. Neither should think earthly merits may be added to the work of Christ on the cross to bring salvation. Nothing I could write about Mary could be more perfect that the words of this hymn:


“For All the Faithful Women” (ELW 419) verse 6,

Mary, Mother of Our Lord We honor faithful Mary, fair maiden, full of grace. She bore the Christ, our brother, who saved our human race. May we, with her, surrender ourselves to your command and lay upon your altar our gifts of heart and hand.


Amen. Peace!



 

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Resources:
Various. (2016, March 16). The mother of our Church? Living Lutheran. Retrieved December 31, 2021, from https://www.livinglutheran.org/2013/04/mother-church/ 

Background image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StJohnsAshfield_StainedGlass_MaryJesus.jpg

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America., & Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. (2006). Evangelical Lutheran worship. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress.

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