What makes you think that statement was historical? It sounds like somebody made something up and threw into the mix.
Perhaps a bit of proof would go a long way to show that it was historical.
Do you have evidence that Don is wrong?
The Catholic explanation, which I believe predates his by a longshot.
He wasn’t making a joke. He was making a historical reference. He further followed up by explaining that Lutherans have always used the term Mass.
I guess you’ll have to provide the proof for him, if he doesn’t provide his.
Don says that the mass is the pinnacle of Lutheran worship, and while the liturgy of the word, including homiletics is important, he is correct.
I guess that is what it says in the B of C, is that right? Or should we simply go by what Don says from now on?