Monday, April 30, 2012

Luther 2017 address by Dr. Reiner Haseloff Wed. May 16

LTSP?Luther 2017

Dr. Reiner Haseloff
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of what became known as the Reformation. It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in what is now Germany. Preparations are already well underway to mark the anniversary, and on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President and highest ranking elected official of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt will be visiting The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Saxony-Anhalt is home to Wittenberg and other sites connected to Luther. Governor Haseloff will speak on the Luther 2017 celebration, and share activities both ongoing and planned to mark the Luther Decade (2008-2017). Governor Haseloff’s speech and other events of the day are free and open to the public.

The events, planned for The Brossman Center on the LTSP campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, will begin with a coffee hour from 9:00 to 10:00 am, sponsored by the LTSP “Friends of the Krauth Memorial Library.” Governor Haseloff will address the community at 10:00 am. Following his address, around 11:00 am, participants are invited to attend one of four smaller discussion groups led by the governor; the Secretary of Cultural Affairs for Saxony-Anhalt; and two high-ranking officials of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (Evangelical Church in Germany), managing director of the office "Luther 2017 – 500 Years of Reformation" the Rev. Michael Wegner and regional Bishop Siegfried Kasparick. The event concludes at noon.

Learn more about the Luther 2017 celebration and the Luther Decade on the LTSP website:

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