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Happy 500th Anniversary  
31st-Oct-2017 12:44 pm
Just Believe - Josph from V
I know today is All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween ... But, as a Protestant, today is also a special day, as it's the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant movement by Martin Luther.

"Traditionally, 31 October 1517 is widely held to be the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire. Historians and other experts on the subject argue that Luther may have chosen All Hallows' Eve on purpose to get the attention of common people, although this has never been proven. Available data suggests that October 31 was when Luther sent his work to Albert of Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz. This has been verified; nowadays, it is regarded as the start of the Reformation alongside the unconfirmed nailing of the Ninety-five Theses to All Saints' Church's door on the same date." ... Wikepedia

So 500 years is certainly worth celebrating - whatever your faith.
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31st-Oct-2017 09:56 am (UTC) - Thank you!
Anonymous
Yesterday was Reformation Sunday: wear red to church, brass ensemble, sing all the most stirring Lutheran hymns, lunch together in the parish hall afterwards with wurst, beer, and an um-pah band day. And yes, I'm a Lutheran.
22nd-Nov-2017 12:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

The Church I used to go to (until recently) had a special service, but the one I am now at, didn't
31st-Oct-2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'll celebrate that!
22nd-Nov-2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

Great to remember these events
1st-Nov-2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
I was disappointed that our church didn't acknowledge Reformation Sunday at all. I had thought about going to the Lutheran Church but didn't. I imagine their celebration was something!
22nd-Nov-2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

The Church I used to go to (until recently) had a special service, but the one I am now at, didn't
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