Reformation at 500


On October 31, 2017, the world will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Hanover Faith Communities Offer a Speaker Series: 500 Years of Reformation
The sound of Martin Luther’s pounding hammer has resounded through these past five centuries, and continues to reverberate in the ears of the faithful, calling us back to the Gospel of God’s unmerited Grace given for us in his Son, Jesus Christ.  Fork Church, Messiah Lutheran, All Souls Episcopal, St. James the Less, and other Hanover County congregations are joining together to sponsor this special speaker series.  Open to the public, all are welcome.

Thursday, April 27
Location: ​Messiah Lutheran Church, Mechanicsville
Speaker: Joe Lenow, ABD
Doctoral candidate in Religion, University of Virginia

Topic: Counter Reformation: Five Myths about the Beginning of Protestantism


Thursday, May 25
Location: Church of Our Savior, Montpelier
Speaker: The Rev. Ben Shelton
Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Culpeper, VA

Topic: The End of Scripture: Martin Luther's Doctrine of Scripture Today


Thursday, September 7
Church: St. Paul's Hanover
Location: The Rev. Dr Bob Prichard
The Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor of Christianity in America and Instructor in Liturgy, Virginia Theological Seminary

Topic: TBA

Thursday, October 5
Location: St. James the Less Episcopal, Ashland
Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA

Tue, Oct 31 or Wed, Nov 1 (TBA) – Worship Service
Location: TBA
Presiding Clergy: TBA
Preacher: TBA



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