Royals in Denmark and Norway Mark 500 Years Since The Reformation

  October 31, 2017 at 8:28 pm by

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Denmark and Norway today, with members of each respective country’s royal family in attendance.

At Christiansborg Palace, the Danish Parliament, the Danish Royal Family attended the government’s official commemoration of the anniversary, where Queen Margrethe II delivered a speech, saying that “the Denmark we know today can not be imagined without the Reformation.” 

A concert was hosted in the evening at the DR Byen Concert House.

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Over in Norway, King Harald V was joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at a service of ecumenical worship at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Leaders from the different religions in Norway spoke about “cooperation, unity and fellowship in faith” at the service. 

The Reformation began on October 31, 1517 with the publication of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses. It started the decline of the Catholic Church in northern Europe.

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Kongen, Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen var i går kveld til stede ved den økumeniske gudstjenesten i Nidaros domkirke i Trondheim, som markerte at det er 500 år siden Martin Luther slo opp sine 95 teser mot avlatshandelen. Bispemøtets Preses Helga Haugland Byfuglien tok i sin preken utgangspunkt i Paulus første brev til Romerne – kapitel 16-17. Preses Byfuglien ledsaget Kongen og Kronprinsparet ut av Nidarosdomen som de første av menigheten. 31. oktober – var det 500 år siden reformasjonen som var en religiøs omveltning fra katolismen til protestantismen. Til Norge kom reformasjonen i 1537 da erkebiskop Olav Engelbrektsson flyktet fra Nidaros. Flukten til erkebiskopen markerte slutten på den katolske kirkens storhetstid i Norge. Foto: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff #kongehuset #kongen #kongharald #kronprinsen #kronprinshaakon #kronprinsessen #kronprinsessemettemarit #reformasjonen #dennorskekirke #kirken#nidarosdomen #nidarosdomkirke #nidaroscathedral #trondheim #gudstjeneste

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