The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
October 29-November 7, 2017
Montag, October 30, 2017
Arrive Frankfurt and transfer to Leipzig
Dienstag, October 31, 2017 – The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Posting of the 95 Theses
Reformation Day Worship at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. J.S. Bach served as music director of the city of Leipzig. He is buried at St. Thomas. We will also visit St. Nicolas Church, where the prayers were said leading up to the fall of the communist regime.
During these days, above, we will visit the Augustinerkloster in Erfurt, where Luther lived as an Augustinian monk from 1505 to 1511. There we will also see the Merchants Bridge and Cathedral. In Eisenach we will visit the Wartburg Castle, Bach Museum, Cotta House, and St. George Church. If we have time, we will visit the memorial to the Holocaust at Buchenwald. In Wittenberg we will see the Luther Museum and Melanchthon Museum, City Church and Castle Church. Wittenberg was the location of the new university where Luther taught. He posted the 95 Theses on the door of the chapel. In Eisleben is the house where Luther was born and the other house where he died. We will visit St. Peter’s Church where Luther was baptized. St. Peter’s Church is now a baptismal center. In Dresden we will see the Royal Residence and Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), with views of the Elbe River.
Group size: We are considering a maximum group of 24 people.
Cost: To be determined. Costs will include hotel, all meals except lunches and perhaps a dinner or two if we divide up. Plan on some expenses for gratuities. Cost does not include airfare, but does include ground transportation when traveling with the group.
A $1,000 non-refundable deposit will be due upon registration. A second $1,000 deposit will be due in the Spring of 2016. Final payment will be due September 15, 2017. This trip is open to all.
Online registration will be available when registration opens.
To be put on the mailing list, send an email to Synod@GulfCoastSynod.org indicating your interest in “Reformation Trip 2017.”
For more information:
TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod
12941 I-45 North Freeway, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77060
In Search of Luther: June 6-16, 2014
Freitag, 6. Juni
Depart Houston IAH
Arrive Frankfurt and transfer by bus to Erfurt. Visit the Augustinerkloster in Erfurt, where Luther lived as an Augustinian monk from 1505 to 1511.
Sonntag, 8. Juni
Go to Eisenach. Visit Wartburg Castle, Bach Museum, Cotta House, and St. George Church.
Left: The Wartburg Castle, where Luther was whisked to safety, and where he translated the New Testament into German.
Dienstag, 10. Juni
Buchenwald. Visit Memorial to the Holocaust there.
Visit Naumburg historic Romanesque Cathedral.
Wittenberg was the location of the new university where Luther taught. He posted the 95 Theses on the door of the chapel. Someone translated them from Latin into German, then printed and distributed them.
Donnerstag, 12. Juni
Drive to Eisleben. Visit the house where Luther was born and the other house where he died. Visit St. Peter’s Church where Luther was baptized. St. Peter’s Church is now a baptismal center.
Freitag, 13. Juni
Tour the city of Leipzig where J.S. Bach served as music director of the city. Visit St. Thomas Church where Bach is buried and St. Nicholas Church where the prayers were said leading up to the fall of the communist regime.
Bach lived 1685-1750.
Attend the opening night of the Leipzig Bach Festival in St. Thomas Church.
17.00 Uhr Thomaskirche / Eröffnungskonzert
J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 733 ·
Magnificat D-Dur, BWV 243 · Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 232III ·
C. P. E. Bach: Magnificat D-Dur, Wq 215 · Heilig, Wq 217
Julia Sophie Wagner (Sopran), Susanne Krumbiegel (Mezzosopran),
Benno Schachtner (Altus), Martin Petzold (Tenor),
Andreas Scheibner (Bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig,
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,
Leitung: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller
Mayor’s Reception following in the New City Hall. Overnight in Leipzig.
Samstag, 14. Juni
Excursion to Dresden. Royal Residence, Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), with views of the Elbe River.
20.00 Uhr Nikolaikirche / Oratorium und Kantate
C. P. E. Bach: Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Wq 238 ·
J. S. Bach: Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104
Solisten, Chorus Musicus Köln, Das Neue Orchester,
Leitung: Christoph Spering
For more information contact 281-873-5665.
Cost: $1995 per person, double occupancy. There is a single room occupant supplemental cost of $590. This trip is limited to 20 people. Costs include hotel, all meals except lunch and perhaps a dinner or two if we divide up. Plan on some expenses for gratuities.
$1,000 refundable deposit due in 2013. Second $1,000 deposit is due January 15. The second deposit is non-refundable. Final payment is due May 15, 2014.