The Hohle Grail

The Reverend Dr Elmer Hohle, started life as the youngest son and child in a share cropping family in the small Central Texas community of The Grove in Bell County, Texas.  He became a Lutheran pastor, fraternal insurance representative (worker priest), now retired near Liberty Hill, Texas.  He has written A Year with Jesus, a series of devotions for his church, his wood carvings are hanging in Concordia University, Texas and other places, he was engaged in the translating of German to English, the works of Lutheran theologian Johann Gerhard, and wrote a devotional column for the Liberty Hill Leader.  In addition, he has translated several Wendish hymns and prayers into English, most notably, the collects (prayers) written by Rev Johann Kilian for the celebration of Reformation Sunday.

This blog is being created as a place to put his writings and stories as he would share them with us. Also. please view his translations of Luther’s Christian Guide For Each Day. You are encouraged to leave comments.

Victory of Faith

The Victory of Faith   Stories and descriptive pictures from the life of ancient Christianity, presented to the newly confirmed youth   by     Theodore Graebner, Pastor in Chicago, Ill. (((())))(())(((())))(())(((()))) Introduction.                                                                                                                                                                   If they persecute Me, they will also persecute you. John 15:20. As Jesus spoke to the assembled crowd by the …

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A Lament in the Midst of My Dilemna

A “Poem” that flowed forth from my typewriter, in Odessa’s parsonage, on Saturday afternoon, November 18, 1967, when my ‘morrow’s sermon – after hours and days of work, study & meditation – consisted of a blank sheet of paper!                                  A LAMENT IN MIDST OF MY DILEMMA Help me, O God, off the horns of …

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Tante Hohle

As a child I remember Uncle Adolph Hohle from Houston and his next door neighbor and half-brother Ernest Bamsch, coming to visit their respective half and step-brother, C. B. (Ben) Hohle (my father), the son of Maria nee Bamsch Hohle at The Grove, Texas. On numerous of these summer visits they would bring along their …

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