Pittsburgh Compline Choir

500th Anniversary of the Reformation Commemoration Service

1Dramatic change was sparked in October 1517, when an monk named Martin Luther posted 95 points for debate about changes he saw needed in the church of his day.

Debate turned into seismic shifts not only behind the doors of churches and religious institutions, but throughout the Western world and more. The Reformation is credited with significant developments in language, art, music, education, and more. The Reformation also bears the heavy burden of scars from war and schism.

The Downtown Pittsburgh Ministerium invites you to join in a service for the people of Pittsburgh to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The service will be held at First Lutheran Church at 4:00 PM, led jointly by Father Joseph Male of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and Bishop Kurt Kusserow of the Lutheran Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod with the Pittsburgh Compline Choir and clergy of the Pittsburgh Downtown Ministerium.

This will be a service of song and evening prayer to commemorate the gifts and challenges of the past 500 years and allow us all to step forward into the next 500 with blessing and renewed hoped for unity.

A reception with heavy hor de’ouvres for all will follow.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
615 Grant Street + Pittsburgh, PA 15219