PART 1 — CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.
Sunday, October 22: At 9 a.m. in Harvard Hall we will show a video by travel expert and Lutheran Rick Steves, "Luther and the Reformation." In this 55-minute video Steves traces the twin threads of the Reformation and the Renaissance throughout Europe, explains how each enabled the other, and shows how one monk's dissent changed the world. We will offer a continental breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. (coffee, juice, pastry; freewill offering).
The religious split that changed Christianity. The stubborn monk who pushed for church reform. The transformation of the world from medieval to modern. A video by travel expert and Lutheran Rick Steves. Harvard Hall. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. (Pastries, juice, coffee—freewill offering)
In October we will celebrate a momentous event in the history of Christianity — the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It was October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther, a 34-year old German monk, nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg — challenges to what he saw as the corruption of the medieval church. Those challenges led to the split with Rome and the creation of Protestant denominations — and eventually to the decision by Henry VIII of England to separate from Rome and form the Church of England between 1532 and 1537. Except for that decision, there would be no Episcopal Church — and no St. Peter's.