Rachel quizzes Sarah, Erin, and Bri on “All things All Saints’”—from the mundane to the miraculous—in this slightly belated edition of “Rachel’s Trivia Challenge.”
Beginning and ending with a Lutheran view of saints and a discussion of how the “holy ones” among us—living and dead—can best be honored, the Ladies take time to traverse two millennia of saints’ lives, drawing inspiration and sometimes amusement from these occasionally over-the-top accounts of religious superheroes from days gone by.
What does the Augsburg Confession have to say about the saints? Which saint did Luther once pray to on one memorable occasion—and why? What common thread ties together at least half a dozen female saints and martyrs? Which storied Lutheran church is named for the patron saint of chefs and comedians? And who are the saints Lutherans should most especially honor and remember, both on All Saints’ Day and always?
Resources referenced in this episode include the following:
- Celebrating the Saints by the Rev. William Weedon
- Festival Sermons of Martin Luther, translated by the Rev. Joel R. Baseley
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