In Germany the holiday is usually only observed by Protestant states, but this year Reformationstag is being observed in all states since it is the 500th anniversary. This means that both of our main offices in Germany will be closed tomorrow.
Earlier this month I was in Jena, Germany and visited the Stadtkirche St. Michael. You can see a large banner on the end of the church building. You may even recognize the man that is on the banner.
Inside the church building hangs what was to have been the grave plate for Martin Luther. Read more about this marker at: Luther’s Original Grave Plate
You can also see a picture of Luther’s grave in Wittenberg by clicking on Martin Luther’s Grave.
Here is a view of the altar of the church. You can tell here that Luther only started a reformation. Later in the evening after taking this picture I returned and attended an evening service. You can still see Catholic remnants in the Lutheran church worship.
Tomorrow night I will most likely write some more about Reformation Day. Not sure what yet as I have several ideas wandering through my thoughts.