Keen to discover more about The Reformation and Martin Luther’s involvement? Why was the sharing of knowledge – through the written word and music – so important to so many?
It is fitting that the poster boy of the Reformation, Martin Luther, is being commemorated with a poster exhibition at St Andrew’s Cathedral. The exhibition is part of a global showcase observing the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church in Germany.
Selected times Monday to Friday, and ahead of regular evensongs (Mondays and Thursdays).
The Very Rev. Kanishka Raffel, Dean of Sydney, invites anyone, especially those interested in history and Protestant Christianity, to come and discover what framed the Reformation. Take inspiration from the life of the man who did not bow to corrupt authority or prevailing opinions: Martin Luther.
“By considering the dynamics for reform that took hold after Luther published his 95 theses, we can better understand the far-reaching consequences of Luther’s actions in the 16th century,” commented the Dean.
“We are delighted that the cathedral is involved in this exhibition, encouraging Sydneysiders and visitors alike to be part of an ongoing global conversation.
“Luther’s role in translating, printing and sharing the Word of God directly to and with the people was central to the Reformation. However, there are many more outcomes from Reformation history that have continuing expression in modern society,” said the Dean.
“We hope that those who visit the cathedral take some time to view these beautiful, informative posters to discover why the Reformation happened, and reflect on its importance.”
While this very modern exhibition – comprising 30 carefully researched information graphics – is self-guided in design, cathedral volunteers will be available to answer questions.The exhibition shows the most important events in the history of the Reformation, and its effects up to the present day.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am to 5pm
Fridays, 10am to 3.30pm
Wednesday 9 August to Friday 29 September 2017
Services and School assemblies may restrict access at times. Groups can also book Cathedral tours depending on availability.
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