Award of the Elephants Tusk

Awarded to Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck (modernly known as Jennifer Marx)

By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2017-08-09

Recall, all of you, your manner of life before you came to know Genoveva von Lübeck. What were you? Mere children, having no knowledge but suffering yourselves blindly to be led by anyone. But now you have been enlightened. It is unmistakably evident that you have met one who works among you publicly and visibly.

Her virtue is a beautiful garment, an ornament with which she is adorned before the world. If all people had such virtue, the world would be full of good works.

Now, let us profit by her example, being mindful that as we are privileged to learn from her, we must be faithfully careful not to lose what we have received.

Thus do We hold her up as an example to Our people and grant unto her Our Award of the Elephant’s Tusk. Let none countermand Our words.

Based on excerpts from sermons by Martin Luther (1483-1546), found in Luther’s Epistle Sermons: Trinity Sunday to Advent, translated by John Nicholas Lenker (1909).

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