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In with the Old: Celebrating History and the Righteous

New release celebrates the great examples of God’s faithfulness


“Out with the old and in with the new.” This familiar saying is far from true as we live, move, and have our being in the Church. Our past cradles God’s magnificent story of salvation as found in His Word; intertwined with the Lord’s story are the stories of those who are His.

Celebrating the Saints introduces you to a collection of saints in both the Old and New Testaments—and from nineteen centuries of the Church’s life. This book covers every feast, festival, and commemoration in Lutheran Service Book. Historical sketches and devotional writings in step with the liturgical calendar reveal each saint not as a great exception, but as a great example of our heavenly Father’s faithfulness. As you encounter the lives of these men and women redeemed by the Lamb, you’ll gaze into “a mirror of the grace and mercy of God” (Martin Luther).

“A marvelous resource that will lead God’s people to a deeper appreciation of how He sustained the faithful in past generations and how we, through their example, can serve Him today.”

—Rev. Dr. Paul J. Grime, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Here is a book that fixes the eyes of the reader on the Author and Perfecter of the faith by focusing on His Gospel, His forgiveness of sins.”

—Rev. D. Richard Stuckwisch, Pastor

To purchase Celebrating the Saints, visit For more information or to arrange an interview with the author, contact Lindsey Martie, CPH Public Relations, by phone at (314) 268-1303 or by email at

About William C. Weedon

Rev. William Weedon is the LCMS Director of Worship and International Center Chaplain. A 1982 graduate of Concordia College—New York (in Bronxville, New York), Weedon earned Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1986 and 1998, respectively. Prior to joining the staff at the LCMS International Center, Weedon served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, Illinois, since 1992. From 1986 until 1992, he was pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Burlington, North Carolina. In 2014, Weedon joined the Worldwide KFUO Radio team as the program host for Thy Strong Word, a Bible study series that examines each book and chapter of the Bible in depth.

About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at