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Martin Luther

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2016 12:24 am
@izzythepush,
No...sorry to say
The Swedish Roman Chatolic nun Elisabeeth Hesselblad will be sanctified and the Pope will visit Lund, Sweden the 31st October.
This is not a joke.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2016 12:50 am
@Blickers,
In 2017, a lot of festivities during the 'Luther Year' are done together by Catholics and Evangelicals (Lutheran Churches in Germany belong to the 'Evangelical Church in Germany').
It starts in September this year, when Catholic bishops and members of the Council of the Evangelical Church visit together the Holy Land (Israel and Palestine). Later this year, the newoecumenic bible translations/versions are presented together by both.
In 2017 numerous festivities are celebrated by both, from the main service in Berlin over celebrating the Catholic (!) Feast of the Cross together up to activities at local level.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2016 01:03 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter
I can understand that the Catholics and Lutherans celebrate the Luther Year, but why the evangelische Kirche. It is so reformed - it is not even member in the Lutheran World Federation.
The Lutherans and the Catholics - both signed the Confessio Augustana, but the evangelic church did not.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2016 02:07 am
@saab,
The Evangelical Church in Germany ("Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland", abbreviated EKD) is the national organisation is of twenty Lutheran, Reformed (Calvinist) and United (Prussian Union) Protestant regional and denominational churches in Germany. (The Moravian Church and the Federation of Evangelical Reformed Congregations are associate members.)
The member churches are united in the EKD synod, and are individual members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE).

The United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany ("Vereinigte Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Deutschlands") [VELKD]) (member churches:Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Brunswick, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Schaumburg-Lippe, Evangelical Church in Central Germany) is a member of the EKD.

EKD (english)
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2016 04:52 am
For me there is a difference in Lutheran and Catholic church services in comparasing to the Reformed.
After churchservice a reformed would say "It was a good sermon"
The others would say "It was a good church service or mass"
The lithurgy means much less in reformed churches.
Just have to walk into a church and you can see if it is reformed or not.
They are afraid of symbols - the church has to be as plain as possible.
That takes away a lot of the beauty - which makes you think they are also afraid of beauty.
Reformed churches are less open for differences which makes them rather rigid in their thougths and give the impression they are afraid of religion in a broad sence.


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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 09:52 am
"HERE I STAND ..."

There are three exhibitions about Martin Luther in the USA:

- The most substantial exhibition of this project will be held at the
Minneapolis Institute of Art. “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation”
will examine the life and times of Luther through the lens of
16th century artistic creation. Archaeological fi nds from the house of
Luther’s parents in Mansfeld and the Luther House in Wittenberg
(shown outside Germany for the fi rst time), will give visitors an
unparalleled view of Luther’s personal life. Masterpieces from the
heart of Germany, including extraordinary paintings by Lucas Cranach,
original prints, manuscripts and books, and monumental sculpture
will refl ect the fundamental innovations of the Reformation in art,
politics, religion, and every-day life.

- At The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY) an exquisite treasure-chamber exhibition is being developed. Its focus will be on those events in Martin Luther’s life that were significant for the beginning of the
Reformation.
The visitor follows Luther from the publication of the 95 Theses
to the Diet of Worms to his translation of the New Testament at
the Wartburg and his subsequent work in Wittenberg. Numerous
manuscripts and important publications vividly illustrate the work
of the Reformer. Select works of art of the highest caliber emphasize
the key themes of the exhibition.

- At the renowned Pitts Theology Library of the Candler School of
Theology at Emory University in Atlanta
an innovative and unique
exhibition is being developed for the gallery’s 22 custom exhibit
cases.
It focuses on Lucas Cranach’s iconic Reformation image, “Law and
Grace”. With the help of many printed works from the Kessler
Reformation Collection and selected exhibits from the four German
institutional partners, it unfolds the iconography of the painting
and through this the essence of Luther’s reform: the concept of the
salvation of people through God’s grace alone.

Exhibition website

Leaflet (pdf)

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 09:22 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Today is Reformation Day, a religious (and in some countries and states public) holiday in remembrance of the Reformation.

Yesterday, a new edition of Martin Luther's seminal Bible has been officially released to mark 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. (More about that >here<)

Some interesting notes about "Luther myths" from a recently published book: Here I stand, it was completely different - mistakes about Luther
Blickers
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 09:51 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote Walter:
Quote:
Today is Reformation Day, a religious (and in some countries and states public) holiday in remembrance of the Reformation.

Not US states, I don't think. The US politicians chasing the Catholic vote, (between 20 and 25 percent of the electorate), aren't going to touch this one.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 10:08 am
@Blickers,
Not in Sweden either. The Lutherans neither in Sweden nor in USA celebrate Reformation Day.
Novenmber 1st used to be All Saints Day in Sweden, but is now moved to the saturday between the 31st of October and 6th of November.

The Danish Queen has spent about 500 hours for this alterpendim which she gave to the church in Wittenberg
http://www.lisahoyrup.dk/jk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/dugT%C3%86Twww.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 10:28 am
http://www.svtstatic.se/image-cms/svtse/1477916803/svts/article10874809.svt/alternates/extralarge/pavelund-jpg

The Pope is in Lund, Sweden today the 31st and tomorrow the 1st of November
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 10:34 am
@saab,
saab wrote:
The Lutherans neither in Sweden nor in USA celebrate Reformation Day.
According to local and regional papers it is done at least in some parishes in USA*. (All Saints Day is a Catholic holiday Lutherans/Evangelicals/Protestants in German speaking countries celebrate the Sunday of the Dead ["Eternity Sunday"] on the last Sunday before Advent as a "general celebration in memorial of the deceased".)

*Some details about Reformation Day in USA.

More general: Lutheran Church kicks off Reformation anniversary year
saab
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 10:40 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Not the Lutheran Pastors I knew in USA - I was married into a American Lutheran family with a few pastors.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 10:52 am
@saab,
Perhaps not all - some do, most did on Reformation Sunday, like the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in New York, or the Lutheran Church in Marblehead, MA - a rather new parish (link, Reformation Sunday service is mentioned in the calendar)
[I mention just these two because I know them.]
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 11:25 am
@Walter Hinteler,
I'm just now watching the main opening event of the Luther Year from the Cerncert Hall in Berlin. The audience could choose the final musical piece from ... 95 choices 'nailed' on the conductor's desk [They played the ouverture from Symphony No. 3, the Rhenish (Schumann), chosen by a lady who's birthday is today.]

Next year, btw, the Reformation Day will be a public holiday in all German states (Otherwise, just in a couple of states - in the others, Evangelical pupils have no school today or can at least go to a service.)
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 11:32 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Just because the day is called Refornation Day does not mean it is celebrated in most churches,
Something strange
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church is a Swedish church in New York.
When I open your link I get to The Parish of St. Goerge´s and they seem to be celebrating with beer drinking.
A bit unusual.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 01:47 pm
All Saints Day in Sweden is celebrated the saturday between the 31st of October and 6th of November.
All Souls Day - in memory of the deceased - is celebrated the Sunday after All Saints Day in Sweden
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 02:05 pm
@saab,
Fixed dates here November 1 and November 2, since we were converted to Christianity. (November 1 is a public holiday in a couple of states here.)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 02:30 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
...since we were converted to Christianity.
The "we" is a bit literal here: it was made a day of obligation throughout the Frankish empire in 835, by a decree of emperor Louis the Pious.
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Blickers
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 05:07 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote Walter:
Quote:
All Saints Day is a Catholic holiday...

Anglicans, who are considered Protestants, celebrate All Saints Day.
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