Drawing near to the darkness at Advent

Image from Evangelical Lutheran Worship by Nicholas T. Markell © 2006 Augsburg Fortress. Reproduced by permission.

Editor’s note: Martin Luther famously said, “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise” (Luther’s Works, Vol. 53). The ELCA still holds tightly to Luther’s understanding. In this series, we’re exploring Lutheran music throughout history, the importance of music to the Lutheran faith and how that tradition continues today across styles and expressions. “Christmas always comes […]

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