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Geneva Launch for Reformation Commemoration

Monday October 31

The Church of Scotland in Geneva is taking part in the launch this week of a major series of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

The European Reformation Roadmap will be touring cities of significance to the Reformation in more than a dozen countries between now and May 2017. At each city a ‘story-truck’ will visit for 36 hours and events and dramatic performances will be held to explore the local contribution to the history of the Reformation.

The Roadmap launches this Thursday, November 3, in Geneva, the city of John Calvin and head office of the World Council of Churches.

Among the events taking place to mark the launch is a service in the Plainpalais Church on Thursday evening. The Rev David Macleod, locum minister of Geneva Church of Scotland – a church which traces its roots back to when John Knox ministered in the city alongside Calvin – has been invited to read one of the lessons.

Today, October 31, is the 499th anniversary of ‘Reformation Day’, when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his ‘ninety-five theses’ attacking the Roman Catholic Church to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, triggering the split between Roman Catholic and Protestant churches in Europe. Events will take place throughout the continent next year to mark the quincentenary.


David McLeod - Saturday, November 5th, 2016

“I suggested that the truck visit Lovhcarron !'


David ”

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