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Deacon Elineide Ferreira de Oliveira holding bible and smiling

Commemorating the Reformation

Two services to help churches mark the 500th anniversary since the reform of the church began.

This month, it will be 500 years since the Protestant Reformation began after Martin Luther reportedly nailed his Ninety Five Theses – attacking the practices and doctrines of the Medieval Catholic church – to the door of the Castle Church in the east German town of Wittenberg.

The Reformation, which had far-reaching political, economic, and social effects, became the basis for the founding of Protestantism, one of three major forces in Christianity.

To commemorate this key historical event, we have prepared two services for churches to use. 

Church services

An inspired word

This service considers how, by reinterpreting the Bible, reformers were motivated to challenge the church’s beliefs and practices.

Faith and deeds

A service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation based on the Catholic Reformation.