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500th Anniversary of the Reformation

On October 30, 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany, outlining what he believed to be the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church and reminding his fellow Germans that people are saved only by grace through faith and not through payments, or indulgences, to the church.  This started a country-wide, and eventually world-wide, reformation of the church known as the Protestant Reformation.  Martin Luther also worked to translate the Bible, which was written in Greek and Hebrew, to his native German.  Thanks to the brand new machine called the printing press, translated Bibles were dispersed and read throughout Germany, and then Europe, and then the world.  Five hundred years later, Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and Seven Rivers Christian School are celebrating the Reformation with Protestant churches all over the world.  You will see a few more blog posts here on the Great Reformation, our students will be hearing about it in chapel and class, and this weekend in church, SRPC will be holding specially-timed services with refreshments and a one-hour dramatic presentation.  Meantime, this is a terrific little stop-motion animated rendition of Martin Luther's story.  Enjoy!