October 31, 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which is an opportunity us to bear witness to the hope and joy we have through Jesus Christ. The significance of what happened 500 years ago when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses cannot be understated.

About the Show

More About "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World"
The film follows the dramatic story of Martin Luther's life: the massive lightning storm that nearly killed him, the bleak self-punishment of his time in the monastery, the corruption that unleashed his anger, his trial before the most powerful man in Europe, and the staged kidnapping that helped him escape the death penalty. 

This is a highly-visual documentary with elaborate full-scale dramatizations that were filmed in the castles, monasteries and cobblestone streets of eastern Europe. Dozens of historians from Europe and the Americas were interviewed, with a careful eye to ensure all sides of the story are represented. The film is narrated by Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") and stars Padraic Delany ("The Tudors," "The Man Who Knew Infinity").


Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It’s a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you’ll never forget.

New Rick Steves' Reformation Video

From Conflict to Communion

Lutherans and Catholics worship together

On 31 October 2016, The Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church
held a joint commemoration of the Reformation in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, under the theme
"From Conflict to Communion Together in Hope".

You can see the worship bulletin by clicking here.

Luther's Small Catechism

Take Luther’s Small Catechism with you wherever you go. Written 500 years ago by the reformer Martin Luther, these basic questions and answers on Christian faith continue to be a guide and companion for children, youth, and adults today.

Both Apps Feature

Explainations of...

The Ten Commandments; The Apostles’ Creed
The Lord’s Prayer; The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Confession; The Sacrament of the Altar
Morning and Evening Blessings
Blessings at Meals

Watch the joint worship

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church jointly held an ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on 31 October 2016 in Lund, Sweden.

The cathedral service followed the Common Prayer liturgical guide, based on the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue report From Conflict to Communion. Malmö Arena was stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world. Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge led the common prayer service and arena event in conjunction with leaders from Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm. Proceeds from Malmö Arena ticket sales were earmarked to support projects of The Lutheran World Federation and Caritas Internationalis with Syrian refugees in the Middle East.






JUNE 19-30, 2017




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About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.5 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the Bible and the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

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