Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Walther's congregation marks his bicentennial: "Walther's congregation marks his bicentennial
ST. LOUIS -- Some half-dozen direct descendants of the Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther -- including a great-granddaughter -- joined 160 others Oct. 23 for a special worship service at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church here to mark the bicentennial of his birth. He was born on Oct. 25,1811, in Langenchursdorf, Saxony, Germany.
Walther was pastor of Trinity for 46 years, when he also served as the first president of what is now The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis."
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GJ - The congregation should give back the chalice stolen from Bishop Stephan by Walther's mob. They robbed the bishop of 4000 gold coins, 1500 books, all his personal effects, and two valuable chalices. Walther's congregation used the stolen chalice for their Holy Communion services. No wonder Walther taught them that they were all absolved on that first Easter.