Westminster Reformed Presbyterian (RPCNA) church and Reformation Orthodox Presbyterian church will be celebrating the birth of Protestantism this weekend. Instead of Halloween, they celebrate Reformation Day. The RPCNA church has invited local area churches to their Friday night celebration of food and fun, especially for the children.
Reformation OPC, in Castle Rock, will celebrate Saturday afternoon with a longer program. Both churches request an RSVP.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg door, seeking to debate local Roman Catholic leaders. This is considered the official beginning of the Protestant Reformation. This is the time when many across Europe began questioning Roman Catholic dogma and practices. It is considered a time of great cultural, social and political upheaval.
Although there are many Protestant churches in Denver, only a handful still remember or celebrate the start of the Reformation, usually smaller Presbyterian churches like the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In fact, this same handful of churches still practice and preach the same core doctrines as many of the Reformers, such as John Knox, John Calvin and the Puritans.