Worship has been offered daily in Saint Patrick’s for centuries. So come and join us this Heritage Week as we journey through 700 years of worship with 5 services charting the liturgical heritage of this ancient house of prayer.
LUTHER’S EVENING PRAYER Wednesday 22 August at 5.30pm
Our Liturgical journey continues with the Reformation which began as a theological dispute, mainly initiated by the young monk Martin Luther (1483–1546), who taught at the university that had only recently been founded in the small provincial town of Wittenberg.
In October 1517 he sent out Ninety-Five Theses on theological questions that he wanted to debate in public – as was usual at that time. It is probably a legend, however, that Luther also nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. What followed is undoubtedly one of the most far-reaching events in European and world history.
Our service includes prayers and hymns written by Luther and settings of the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and the Psalms sung in German (music by Heinrich Schütz) by The Close Chorale.