(From Concordia Saint Catherine’s Blog)

In honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of C. F. W. Walther, first president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the seminary is holding a festive convocation:

C. F. W. WALTHER as Hymn-Writer, Hymnal Editor, Pastor, and Musician

The convocation opens with a narrated hymn festival on Sunday evening, 23 October, 7:00pm, featuring Resurrection Lutheran Choir. All are welcome to attend at no charge. On Monday, 24 October, the convocation continues with presentations by Rev. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the LCMS President. If you have not already done so, please register your intention to attend by contacting Linda Lantz at the seminary. The registration fee of $25 includes a hot lunch.

Rev. Jon Vieker

If you are unable to attend in person, you may wish to watch live (or watch the recordings later) at:

www.lutheranchurch.ca/video.php

Tune in according to the following agenda (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Sunday, 23 October 2011

7:00pm “A Walther Hymn Festival”

Monday, 24 October 2011

9:00am Matins

9:30am “Walther as Pastor, Musician, and Editor: the First LCMS German Hymnal” (Vieker)

10:45am Break

11:15am “Walther’s Hymns (and Agenda)” (Winger)

12:15pm Lunch, provided by seminary staff

1:30pm “From German into English: the German Hymn-writers of the First LCMS English Hymnal” (Vieker)

— Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver, Director of Church Relations