Martin Luther Germany Tour 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation-Sept 2017
06 September 2017 to 15 September 2017
You can watch the full length Pilgrimage below or download it here.
About the Pilgrimage
PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR DAILY VIDEOS OF THIS TRIP — PLUS STEVE’S TALKS AND ALL THE HOMILIES.
The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Schism is upon us. Protestants are celebrating 500 years from Martin Luther nailing his 95 Thesis on the Wittenburg Church door. His actions divided Christendom and caused untold problems. Protestants of course consider this revolt as the restoration of the biblical Christianity and salvation by “faith alone.”
Steve and Janet Ray, in conjunction with Lutheran scholar Ken Hensley of Coming Home Network and Fr. Steven Thomlison from Lincoln NE (convert from Lutheranism), led a tour through Germany – following Martin Luther and his schism with the Catholic Church. We visited all the primary locations of the Reformation: Luther’s hometown, Wittenburg where he nailed his 95 Thesis, the tower where he translated his copy of the Bible, Marburg to the castle where the Reformers argued and left in disaccord.
Not only did we study Luther and the problems of the Reformation, but we also enjoyed the beauty and culture of Germany. Great food and wine (and German beer!), a river dinner cruise, famous ancient biblical archaeology in Berlin Museum, touring the famous sites such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and much more.
Catholics should be prepared to understand Martin Luther and the schism that he started. This was more than just a tour, it was also a seminar on the differences and similarities with our Protestant brothers and sisters. With a view to dialog and understanding, this seminar tour helped us work with ecumenical zeal to heal the wounds and separations in the Church.
This was a fun and informative interview as an introduction to this 500th Anniversary of the Luther’s actions which started the Protestant Reformation (or Deformation, depending on how you look at it).
Click this LINK, then click on the + sign for Hour One and move the slider to 8:20 where the interview begins. It is entitled “Tour the Sites Where the Reformation Began.”