Martin Luther once said that the Gloria in Excelsis “did not grow, nor was it made on earth, but it came down from heaven.” Where once the angels sang the Gloria in Excelsis to herald the coming of the newborn Christ, we sing it every Sunday to herald Christ’s coming in Word and Sacrament. The angels directed the shepherds to find Christ in a humble place. Likewise, we find Christ today not in impressive signs and wonders, but in the humble words of Scripture, the simple water in Baptism, and the ordinary elements of bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper.
Each Historic Lectionary Symbol is based on the logo for the ELS hymnal, the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary. The center of the logo is the Cross, a reminder that the source and focus of our worship is Christ Jesus the Crucified.
All digital files include a 7.5 x 8″ png (2250 x 2400 pixels), some include a second image with a diamond with a primarily black background, rather than white.
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