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- Psalm 91
- Psalm 119:1–8
- Job 12:1–25
- John 5:30–47
- Smalcald Articles, III:VIII
Today we commemorate the Birth of Philipp Melanchthon, Confessor. Philipp Melanchthon, an academic by nature, became one of the leading proponents of Lutheranism when he took up the task of drafting the Augsburg Confession that was presented to the Emperor on 25 June 1530. Earlier, Melanchthon had been encouraged by Martin Luther (who was under papal excommunication and an imperial ban, and so could not attend Augsburg) to take up teaching theology and Scripture. A fellow professor at Wittenberg, Melanchthon’s writings and reforms would have far-reaching and long-lasting impact.