Today marks the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546). From Murray's A Year with the Church Fathers: Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to the study of theology, entered an Augustinian monastery, was ordained … Continue reading Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor
Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), Confessor
Today marks the birth of the early Lutheran confessor, Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560). In his A Year With the Church Fathers, Scott R. Murray describes him thus: Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was a brilliant student of the classics and a humanist scholar. In 1518, he was appointed to teach along with Martin Luther at the University of … Continue reading Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), Confessor
Reformation Sunday–What Is It?
Today marks an important day in the church calendar for Lutherans and many Protestants in the United States and around the world, and is especially notable this year as preparations are underway for the Reformation 2017 Celebration (in, you guessed it, 2017). "Why?" ask the uninitiated. In Lutheran and Protestant circles, the last Sunday of … Continue reading Reformation Sunday–What Is It?