Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Swedish-American liturgy of 1901, 1925 Augustana Synod hymnals

AUGUSTANA HERITAGE ASSOCIATION GATHERING VIII Closing Worship - Jun 24, 2012 - at Gustavus Adolphus College. [This is basically the liturgy carried over from the Church of Sweden.]

AHA FESTIVAL WORSHIP- TRINITY LITURGICAL SETTING from the Swedish which then was published in English in 1901 and 1925. Celebrant-Retired Bishop Don Sjoberg, First National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and current President of the Augustana Heritage Association; Liturgist-Retired Pastor Bill Strom; Preachers-Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom, First Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Rev. Dr. Barbara Lundblad, Joe R Engel Professor of Preaching, Union theological Seminary, New York City and Pastoral Associate, Advent Lutheran, New York City.

The preservation of the Swedish Lutheran traditions of the Augustana Synod in congregations, colleges, seminaries, and institutions has been the goal of the Augustana Heritage Association in Gatherings like this one in 2012 at Gustavus, an institution founded by and continuing in relationship with Augustana pastors and congregations.

Over 650 participants worshiped in Christ Chapel at this Gathering with wonderful leadership from Organist, Dr. John Swanson, preservationist of Augustana liturgy and hymnody.

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