In honor of this 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day, I am posting some photos relevant to the occassion. Enjoy!
The Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Of the original, only the four walls remain. The church has been destroyed multiple times since Reformation.
Sculptures of Luther and Melanchthon inside the Castle Church. Also in this picture are the graves of the two men. Yes, there are a lot of people buried inside some of those old churches.
Pictures inside the church in Wittenberg that Luther actually preferred to attend. He spoke at the Castle Church as part of his employment contract. The Castle Church was, in fact, a private church.
The church in Erfurt, Germany, where Luther was ordained.
An original Luther Bible. I only wish the picture was a little clearer and did a better job of showing the size of this volume – it is massive.
An original indulgence and various coins that would have been used at the time frame to pay for indulgneces.
And, finally, what you have been waiting for… “the door.” Unfortunately, it is something of a letdown since it is not original. The actual door was destroyed quite some time ago. This is the site of that famous door, and the one you see here memorializes the event by including the 95 theses in its design.
Have a blessed day!