Thursday Doors – October 27, 2016

Weather-beaten door of an abandoned Camrose church.
Weather-beaten door of an abandoned Camrose church.
Abandoned pink church, taken at sunrise.
Abandoned pink church, taken at sunrise.

For more doors from around the globe, and/or to participate, visit Norm 2.0.

Bonus: This weekend we Lutherans celebrate Reformation Sunday and Reformation Day. This year there will be a major ecumenical celebration with Pope Francis attending a joint Lutheran-Roman Catholic commemoration service, marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in the Lund, Sweden cathedral. The commemoration, structured around the themes of thanksgiving, repentance and commitment to common witness, will also celebrate the fruits of 50 years of Catholic-Lutheran dialogue.

So, in remembrance of the reformer and the reforms of Dr. Martin Luther, here is a photo of the Wittenberg Castle Church doors, on which are Luther’s 95 Theses. These doors are not however the ones that Luther nailed his Theses to, they were wooden ones, and destroyed by a fire back in 1760.

Wittenberg (All Saints) Castle Church doors.
Wittenberg (All Saints) Castle Church doors.

 

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7 comments

  1. As a fellow Lutheran, I thank you! And Martin, too, of course. I’ll have to try to remember to wear something red this Sunday. I feel sorry for that first church. It’s in need of some serious love!

    janet

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  2. You’re welcome. Yes, red is the colour of the day. Sometimes the most loving thing to do with a church like this pink one is to deconstruct it. By the time it was renovated, likely the money invested in such renovations would be more wisely designated towards a new church.

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