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- Icons for nearly* every Sunday in the Historic Church Year
(*there are a few Sundays in Trinity not yet completed as these Sundays have yet to come up in the lectionary)
- Special festival icons (such as Thanksgiving and Baptism)
All images are 7.5 x 8″ black and white png files. Image size: 2250 x 2400 pixels.
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About the symbols
Each symbol is based on the logo for the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (ELH) of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Laache’s Book of Family Prayer is also based on this design, and the Small Catechism has echoes of this look. A Coloring the Liturgy book is also available through According to Your Word with symbols based on the liturgy. Each of these Sunday icons is based on the lessons in the Historic Lectionary (as found in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary). The main symbol for each season of the church year is available for free. Part of the proceeds will support Mobile Device Evangelism Resources.
At the center of the logo is the Cross, a reminder that the source and focus of our worship is Christ Jesus the Crucified. The Latin cross buds forth at the end of each of its arms as a symbol that the Cross, the Tree of Life, will bring life to the four corners of the world….The ultimate background in the design is a diamond shape. This shape is more than a pleasing geometric. It is an example of musical notation called “hobnail”. This diamond shaped notation was used in the sixteenth century, and it reminds us of the great reawakening of Gospel proclamation brought about by the Lutheran Reformation. It also reminds us of the work of Luther, the renewer of congregational song, and the glorious traditions of evangelical music making that culminated in the work of J. S. Bach. (ELH notes)
The hymnary design and everything listed in the description above is from Chaplain Don Moldstad of Bethany Lutheran College.