Church to Celebrate 500th Year of Reformation

Published 02 November 2017  |  
AP

The Indian church has urged Christians to remember the works of ancestors and church leaders who reformed the church and to observe the 500th anniversary of Christian Reformation. The churches in the country will be commemorating the historical year through an ecumenical worship at All Saints Cathedral in Sadar, Nagpur, on Oct. 31.

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Christian Reformation in Germany initiated by Rev. Dr Martin Luther, a Catholic priest who submitted his 95-faith questions and reflections on the doors of Castle Church, traditionally known as All Saints Church, in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct. 31, 1517.

National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), Church of North India (CNI), the Catholic Arch Diocese, Methodist, Lutheran, Oriental Traditions and other congregations and worshiping Christian communities in Nagpur will actively observe the commemoration.

"The commemoration of this quincentennial anniversary offers a historical opportunity for all of us to reflect on the need, relevance and reasons for Reformation and to discern its spiritual and societal impact," read a statement from NCCI.

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