Reformation Day is celebrated around the world on October 31st. It is mainly celebrated by Protestants, but the matter is not limited to them. Coincides with Halloween, but has nothing to do with it. Find out more in our article!
Martin Luther – a German theologian seriously studied the Holy Scriptures and understood for himself the only true path. He did not “go with the flow”, did not remain silent when he disagreed with something. For example, he disagreed with the church’s teaching on the Bible.
At that time, most of society opposed church movements, but Luther was able to do it zealously and with awesome zeal. He knew that changes were needed not outside, but inside. The Reformation is what he intended. The man preached and carried the teachings to the masses, but the theses were distorted by new leaders, so there was a factionalization in the Catholic Church.
Luther is popular because he literally nailed the “95 theses” on the door of one of the churches. Today they are supported in some German states and honored for many years. It is worth delving into history in order to fully understand the idea.
Did you know:
- the name “Protestanism” came from the Speyer Protest;
- Martin was born into the family of a simple peasant who achieved recognition and became a mining master. The family lived far from being poor, and even prosperous;
- the surname is distorted – the real one is read “Luder”;
- Luther’s father dreamed that his son would become a lawyer and had the means to learn the profession. However, he went against his will to the Augustinian monastery;
- Lutheranism accepts only Baptism and Communion. Here the calling of God to help a person in his affairs, the veneration of icons and relics is denied.
How to celebrate
Read the story in books or online resources. It is great if there is a familiar historian who will tell in an interesting way about the secrets of that time and deeds. Connect family and friends, tell them about the date.
When is Reformation Day celebrated in 2022?
Reformation Day is observed on October 31 each year.