That's all, folks! All good things must come to an end. Tonight was the final 'Open Day/Night' for the Reformation Tours project. While it is sad to bring down the curtain on what has been a thrilling adventure over the last eight months in the Martyrs, we are satisfied that we were able to launch this initiative with months to spare prior to the grand 500th anniversary date of 31 October 2017 – and have been able to keep the doors open for a couple of months beyond this. It
Part of the Reformation Rooms Tour Christmas Specials will be a few Luther quizzes, designed to test your general knowledge of the Protestant Reformation and also some facts and figures you may have gleaned from the tour. Come along and subject yourself to the test ... .
From 38.20 seconds, to 34.54, then to 31.56, the time taken to complete our biblical sentence, "The just shall live by faith" (Galatians 3:11) in one of the interactive puzzles on our Reformation Tours has been in free fall over the last few weeks. Perhaps I should have been expecting a sub-30 seconds effort to be registered at some stage, but I was certainly not prepared for the time that was achieved on the final tour of our Open Night last evening – 23.94 seconds!! Congrat
The first of two 'Open Nights' this year in the Reformation Rooms at Martyrs is scheduled for tonight. Please don't miss out! We are going to open the doors @ 7:00pm: the plan is to do a tour 'on the hour' – with tours starting at 7.00, 8.00, and 9.00pm. This may fit in with a possible trip to Belfast's Christmas Market! Tours will be led by guides dressed in 'the Wittenberg way'; special edible 'Reformation' treats will be provided!
One of the first 'ecumenical commemorations' of the Reformation was staged in Sweden in October 2016. It involved the Pope and the Church of Sweden (a member of the World Federation of Lutherans). Faithful pastors denounced this event as an exercise in compromise. If any further proof of the anti-biblical nature of both celebrants was required, recent days have provided it. • First, The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the