October 28-29, 2017Reformation 500

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation at Concordia St. Paul

Concordia University, St. Paul invites you to join us in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Oct. 28-29, 2017. Reformation 500 weekend will be highlighted by a worship service in the Gangelhoff Center on Sunday, Oct. 29. The worship service will include a sermon from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, performances from mass youth and adult choirs, instrumental ensembles and more. Other exciting events planned during the weekend include a showing of the Tony-award winning play Luther, a display of Reformation archives, art exhibits, and much more. 

Additional details will be available as the event draws closer. The 500th anniversary celebration is a joint effort between the Minnesota North and South Districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Concordia University, St. Paul.

Reformation 500 Events

  • WORSHIP with LCMS Lutherans at the Festival Reformation Service on Sunday afternoon
  • ATTEND a performance of the play Luther at Concordia’s E.M. Pearson Theatre
  • BROWSE a display of Reformation archives in CSP’s library

*More details will be available at a later date.

CSP Theatre presents LUTHER (by John Osborne)

  • Oct. 26-29, 20177:30 p.m.E.M. Pearson Theatre
  • Directed by Mark Rosenwinkel

An epic retelling of one of the great epochs in Western civilization, this play is an exploration of the larger-than-life personality of the great reformer himself: passionate, fiery, and earthy. At times, this Luther is the quintessential “angry young man,” fighting against all the great powers that govern his life. Then all at once he reveals himself to have the sensitivity of an innocent child desperately in need of love and protection. In writing that is often raw, direct and emotional – much like the legacy of the historical Luther himself – the play presents a vivid portrait of a man whose many contradictions and personal struggles nevertheless led to one of the great spiritual and political revolutions in human history.

TICKETS: $10 (Discounts available for students/seniors/children under 12/CSP students, staff, faculty)
Church groups of 10 or more receive $5 tickets.
Tickets available at Ticketworks.com


Massed Choir Information - Worship Service

As part of our Reformation 500 celebration we invite all children, youth and adult singers (individuals and choirs) to sing a massed performance during worship service. Join us for this once-in-500 years opportunity!

Rehearsal Times/Music Selection/Massed Choir Contact Information

Destination 500

Celebrate the Reformation all weekend at Concordia!  Join us for Destination 500 – featuring several days of campus events.

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