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- Psalm 147
- Jeremiah 22:1–23
- Matthew 25:1–13
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XXIV, 89–95
Today we commemorate the birth of Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Confessor. Known as “the other Martin”, Martin Chemnitz stands as, aside from Martin Luther, the most important theologian in the history of the Lutheran Church. When disagreements arose in the wake of Luther’s death, it was Chemnitz who became the driving force behind the Formula of Concord, which restored unity. Among his many works, the four-volume Examination of the Council of Trent stands as one of Chemnitz’s greatest works; in the Examen, Chemnitz subjected the teachings of the Roman church to Scripture and to the Church Fathers — Rome has never responded.