Evangelisch-Lutherische Messe am Hochfest der Namensgebung Jesu, Neujahrstag, 1. Januar 2010, in der Kirche Sankt Wigbert zu Werningshausen in Thüringen. Hier die Teile Einzug, Eröffnung, Kyrie, Gloria und Kollektengebet. Liturg ist Pater Franz Maria Schwarz, Prior des Klosters.
Film: Miguel-P. Schaar
Das Priorat Sankt Wigberti ist ein approbiertes lutherisches Kloster benediktinischer Ausrichtung. Hier beten, leben und arbeiten ev.-lutherische, röm.-kath. und orthodoxe Mönche nach der Regel des Hl. Benedikt.
Werningshausen, about 13 miles north of the town of Erfurt, is a village of about 800 inhabitants with a nice church. This is due to the activities of a young parson who came to Werningshausen in 1973. The church was then going to ruin and was to be pulled down, as had been done to the churches of the neighbouring villages. He founded a community the members of which repaired the church of Werningshausen and 20 other churches in the region. This was a signal to the villagers as well as to the authorities of the established church. The members of the community had decided to live together according to the rules of the order of St. Benedict. As monks were unusual in the evangelical church it took lengthy discussions before the rules were approved in 1987 by Bishop Dr. Werner Leich, who had watched the work of the community with sympathy from its beginning in Hermsdorf in 1967. At the same time Pfarrer Franz Schwarz was appointed prior of the Fraternity of St. Wigberti. After much work and with the help of many donations the brethren settled down at Werningshausen in their own convent buildings which have been consecrated in 1992.