The Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther : Literally Translated (Classic Reprint)
by Martin Luther


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Every land has its own customs, says a proverb. Therefore, because matrimony is a temporal concern, it behooves the clergy not to command or ordain anything in reference to it, but let every town and country keep its own customs.  Read more...


 
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Every land has its own customs, says a proverb. Therefore, because matrimony is a temporal concern, it behooves the clergy not to command or ordain anything in reference to it, but let every town and country keep its own customs.

Some take the bride twice to church, both in the evening and in the morning; some only once. Some announce and publish the banns from the pulpit two or three weeks before; With all this 1 have nothing to do, but leave it to the authorities.

But if we are asked to pronounce a blessing, or to pray over them before the church or in the church, or also to marry them, it is our duty to do so. Now, inasmuch as so much show is made in consecrating monks and nuns, although their station and condition is an ungodly one, and a pure invention of man, having no foundation in the Bible; how much more should we honor this condition ordained by God, and consecrate, pray for, and adorn it with much more ceremony. For, although it is a condition belonging to the world, yet it has God's word for it, and is not invented or founded by men as the condition of monks or nuns is; therefore it should be looked upon a hundred times more as a Spiritual condition than the monastic condition is; which last should be looked upon as the most earthly and fleshly of all conditions, because it is invented and founded by flesh and blood, and, more than anything else, by the wit and wisdom of this world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781332742776
  • ISBN-10: 1332742777
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 492
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.44 pounds


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