Today, we in the Lutheran Church celebrate the Reformation (Observed). The theme for today is the reformation of the Church; that is, reforming the practices that the Roman Catholic Church had instituted.
A monk by the name of Martin Luther became very outspoken of the practices which the Roman Catholic Church were doing: praying to saints, worshipping the relics and other practices. Two practices that sparked Luther’s angst the most were the selling of indulgences and the doctrine of salvation by good works. All of this prompted the posting of his Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, or what has popularly become known as the 95 Theses.
Enjoy this lovely video celebrating the Reformation.