COMMEMORATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

31 Oct 2017

One Friar - 95 Theses - 500 Years

Exhibition

Special Collections and the Museum of the University of St Andrews will present highlights of the University’s collection of illustrated Reformation books and pamphlets.

Public Lectures

A planned lecture series on ‘Luther and the Media’, ‘Luther and the Arts’ and ‘The Theologies of the Reformation’.

Music

St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, together with the Kellie Consort, will record a CD of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Lutheran music, and will perform a concert.

Ecumenical Service

An ecumenical service to mark Reformation Day itself, Tuesday 31st October 2017, at Holy Trinity Church, with participation from the Churches and the University and a sermon delivered by the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams.

St Andrews - Reformation City

In the 1520s St Andrews was one of the first Scottish towns to come into contact with Lutheran ideas.
St Andrews is the designated Scottish city in a Europe-wide initiative, 'Reformation Cities'.

2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his '95 Theses Against Indulgences' to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, setting in motion a series of events that led to the permanent splintering of Christendom. The legacy of Luther's Reformation was felt throughout Europe and beyond; it shaped not only German, but also British and American history, and its consequences can still clearly be felt today. St Andrews is the designated Scottish city in a Europe-wide initiative, 'Reformation Cities'. In order to mark the Reformation jubilee, the University of St Andrews has joined with the ecumenical fraternal, representing the town's Churches, to plan a series of events for October 2017.

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