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Come and see! Open days for everyone interested in seminary studies

Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor – or has someone told you you should think about it? Do you love Christ and his church, and wonder whether you could serve him in pastoral ministry or other theological vocations? … Continue reading

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Praising the Incarnate Christ through Lessons and Carols

“Tell us, art Thou He that should come to reign over Thy people Israel?” With these words the congregation of over eighty friends of the seminary began the traditional service of Advent Lessons and Carols in the Martin Luther chapel … Continue reading

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Lutherans for Life: more than an anti-abortion group

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary was privileged to host, together with the Niagara Circuit of LCC, Pastor Michael Salemink, the executive director of Lutherans for Life since January 2016. During his visit in the Niagara area, Rev. Salemink preached in Trinity Lutheran … Continue reading

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Fall Time with Friends in the Seminary

The Fall semester of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has not only seen new students begin their classwork and old vicars returning from the field, but also many joyful encounters between students, their families and the friends of the Seminary. Trusting … Continue reading

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Sermon for St Luke, Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for a divine service on the occasion of the Festival of St Luke, Evangelist, Tuesday, 18 October 2016. The text was Luke 10:1-9.  Christ said to … Continue reading

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Sermon for St Matthew, Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for a divine service on the occasion of the Festival of St Matthew, Evangelist, Wednesday, 21 September 2016. The text was Matthew 9: 9-13.  “Child,’ said … Continue reading

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Seminary Call Service 2016

  Warm hearts were met with equally warm weather when mercury rose to over 35 degrees Celsius in St. Catharines on the day of the Call Service. Gathering students, their friends and family members, faculty and staff, and friends of … Continue reading

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Seminary Community welcomed the Summer with a BBQ

Spirits ran high on the 20th of May when the students, staff and faculty of CLTS with their families gathered to celebrate the end of the school year with a barbecue on the seminary grounds. The warm Friday afternoon get … Continue reading

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Seminary life enriched by visiting friends

During the spring months Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has enjoyed visits by friends and supporters of the seminary community. On March 29th, Stephen Klinck from the Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada gave a presentation about the work of Lutheran Hour … Continue reading

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Sermon for Annunciation of our Lord

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord (observed 4th of April 2016).  Luke 1:26-38 Today I greet you with the same greeting Mary received from … Continue reading

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