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Feast of Heinrich Lonas (June 30)   Leave a comment

Neuwied

Above:  Neuweid, Germany, Southwest of Bonn

Scanned from the Rand McNally World Atlas–Imperial Edition (1968)

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HEINRICH LONAS (MARCH 26, 1838-MARCH 30-1903)

German Moravian Organist, Composer, and Liturgist

Heinrich Lonas (1838-1903), born at Herrnhut, the Moravian Church headquarters in Saxony, Germany, studied music at Herrnhut and nearby Zittau.  He served as the organ sit at Herrnhut from 1856 to 1870.  Then, from 1870 to 1873, he worked as the organist and an instructor at Schmidt Conservatory in Berlin.  Lonas spent the last thirty years of his life as the organist at Neuwied.  His wider influences came via his compositions (choral anthems) and the revised German Choralbuch, based on the classic Choralbuch (1784) of Christian Gregor (1723-1801), the Father of Moravian Music.  Lonas retained much of Gregor’s work and supplemented it with more recent material.  Our saint wrote one anthem, “Heilig, Heilig, Heilig ist Gott der Herr” (1892), with brass music, for the three hundredth anniversary of the birthday of John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), the Father of Modern Education.

Here ends the June run of “new” Moravian saints; more will follow in the July run.  I have scheduled more “new” saints with June dates, taken notes on some of them, and drafted posts on several of those.  I also have yet to take notes on some of the other “new” saints of June.  One step in the process of adding some of these “new” saints to the Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days will be to add more hymn texts to my GATHERED PRAYERS.  The names of the remaining “new” saints for June come from The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal (1942), the companion volume to The Lutheran Hymnal (1941).  Hymnal companion volumes, I have found, are excellent sources for names for my calendar of saints.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 9, 2015 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS PEPIN ON LANDEN, ITTA OF METZ, THEIR RELATIONS, AMAND, AUSTREGISILUS, AND SULPICIUS II OF BOURGES, FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS ACROSS GENERATIONAL LINES

THE FEAST OF SAINT ADRIAN OF CANTERBURY, ABBOT

THE FEAST OF SAINT ANTHONY MARY PUCCI, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

THE FEAST OF JULIA CHESTER EMERY, NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE WOMEN’S AUXILIARY OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS, THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Holy God, whose majesty surpasses all human definitions and capacity to grasp,

thank you for those (especially Heinrich Lonas)

who have nurtured and encouraged the reverent worship of you.

May their work inspire us to worship you in knowledge, truth, and beauty.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

1 Chronicles 25:1-8

Psalm 145

Revelation 15:1-4

John 4:19-26

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT JAMES INTERCISUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC MARTYR

THE FEAST OF HENRY SLOANE COFFIN, U.S. PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGIAN

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