This photo has been sent by a friend, David Cahoon, currently on holiday in Prague who has involved himself in some keen research of the Reformation this year. Martin Luther was by no means the first figurehead to call for a radical reformation of the church: others like John Wycliffe (England, C14th) and Jan Hus (Bohemia, C15th), caused Gospel light to shine again; Luther picked up the torch from their strong hands and waved that torch across Europe in the C16th. This connec
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Martin Luther and his companion Kaspar Sturm (the Imperial herald) stopped in Oppenheim, a small winemaking town in Rheinhessen, on their way to and from the Diet of Worms in 1521. On his journey from Frankfurt to Worms, Luther crossed the Rhine at Oppenheim in April 1521 to stay at the Zur Kanne inn, which stood on what is now Mainzer Strasse but burned down in 1621. Here he met with the Emperor's envoys. They wanted to persuade him to attend a meeting at Ebernburg Castle to
One tour followed 'on the heels' of another at Martyrs tonight. • First in was the Youth Fellowship from Ballynahinch FPC, accompanied by their minister, Rev. Timothy Nelson. Their tour commenced at 7.30pm and when I dropped out to speak at our own Youth Fellowship meeting at 8.35pm, Tommy Gilmore took over to provide some light refreshments for the group. • By this time the second fellowship – Lisburn FPC's Junior Youth – were being shown around, their tour having started ju
Our second Open Day for the Reformation Rooms Tour is scheduled for this Saturday, 16 September 2017. Doors open at 10.00am, with the last tour forming up at 2.00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Donations, as always, will be most welcome as these will help fund various aspects of this 500th Anniversary Reformation project. A warm welcome awaits you ... .
Alana Wilkinson gave fantastic service to the Reformation Room project this year, contacting schools to secure bookings, transferring DVD clips for use in our video suite, typing up the booklets for the tour guides, acting as one of those tour guides herself, etc., etc.. She will be an incredibly difficult act to follow ... . But someone has to step into her shoes now that Alana is going back to University in order to complete her final year of studies. We wish her much bless
Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach and Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia are some of the great names associated with Eisenach, on the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest. To this day, the town of Eisenach stands in the looming presence of its most famous landmark, Wartburg Castle. Both the town and its castle were important stations in the life of Martin Luther – the reformer recalled Eisenach fondly, referring to it as “my dear town.” When Martin Luther was a teenager, he wa
I was intrigued by the title of a website which apparently was designed to notify interested parties of commemorations being held to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation: 'Freed and Renewed in Christ – 500 Years of God's Grace in Action.' Had I not also noticed that this website was maintained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I may have been momentarily excited. This in itself was a sufficient 'red alert.' And this disappoint