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Remembering the Persecuted Church in congregational worship

February 26, 2015 No Comment


ONLINE – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has made available resources for congregations wishing to remember the plight of the persecuted Church in their worship services.

“Given the recent and growing number of Christians killed for the sake of Christ, a congregation might wish to receive the comfort of a Divine Service that specifically meditates upon and intercedes for those persecuted brothers and sisters,” an LCMS release writes.

To that end, the LCMS has released suggested propers for a divine service focused on the Persecuted Church. The propers include hymn suggestions, introit, Scripture readings, and prayers. Access the propers on the LCMS’ website here.

Earlier today, The Canadian Lutheran published a reflection on martyrdom entitled “The Martyrs’ Message.” The article takes as its starting point the story of 21 Coptic Egyptian Christians executed for their faith in Libya earlier this month.


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