In honor of one of my favorite holidays on the calendar, Reformation Day:
(and because it's a BEAUTIFUL day)
may we present to you:
The fact that Reformation Day coincides with Halloween may not be mere coincidence. Halloween, being the Eve of All Saints' Day might have been an entirely appropriate day for Luther to post his 95 Theses against indulgences since the castle church would be open on All Saints' Day specifically for people to view a large collection of relics. The viewing of these relics was said to promise a reduction in time in purgatory similar to that of the purchase of an indulgence.Note: For information on why we do not celebrate haloween, please refer to this lesson from my father in law, our associate pastor.