Reformation Day Celebration

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  1. Deacon

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    Reformation Day, the day Martin Luther posted the 95 THESES [LINK] on the door of Wittenberg church.

    Let's celebrate with a good ole song.

    The Reformation Polka by Robert Gebel

    [Sung to the tune of "Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious"]

    When I was just ein junger Mann I studied canon law;
    While Erfurt was a challenge, it was just to please my Pa.
    Then came the storm, the lightning struck, I called upon Saint Anne,
    I shaved my head, I took my vows, an Augustinian! Oh...
    Chorus:
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation
    Speak your mind against them and face excommunication!
    Nail your theses to the door, let's start a Reformation!
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation!

    When Tetzel came near Wittenberg, St. Peter's profits soared,
    I wrote a little notice for the All Saints' Bull'tin board:
    "You cannot purchase merits, for we're justified by grace!
    Here's 95 more reasons, Brother Tetzel, in your face!" Oh...

    Chorus:
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation
    Speak your mind against them and face excommunication!
    Nail your theses to the door, let's start a Reformation!
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation!

    They loved my tracts, adored my wit, all were exempleror;
    The Pope, however, hauled me up before the Emperor.
    "Are these your books? Do you recant?" King Charles did demand,
    "I will not change my Diet, Sir, God help me here I stand!" Oh...

    Chorus:
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation -
    Speak your mind against them and face excommunication!
    Nail your theses to the door, let's start a Reformation!
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation!

    Duke Frederick took the Wise approach, responding to my words,
    By knighting "George" as hostage in the Kingdom of the Birds.
    Use Brother Martin's model if the languages you seek,
    Stay locked inside a castle with your Hebrew and your Greek! Oh...

    Chorus:
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation -
    Speak your mind against them and face excommunication!
    Nail your theses to the door, let's start a Reformation!
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation!

    Let's raise our steins and Concord Books while gathered in this place,
    And spread the word that 'catholic' is spelled with lower case;
    The Word remains unfettered when the Spirit gets his chance,
    So come on, Katy, drop your lute, and join us in our dance! Oh...

    Chorus:
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation -
    Speak your mind against them and face excommunication!
    Nail your theses to the door, let's start a Reformation!
    Papal bulls, indulgences, and transubstantiation!

    Rob
     
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    :laugh:

    I don't know about anybody else, but I'm envisioning a song-and-dance number ala "Knights of Camelot".
     
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    I like that! :thumbsup: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    ...bump...
     
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    That is awesome. Happy Reformation Day, everyone. :thumbs:
     
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    That is so nice -- I had to share it with my daughter today.

    Thanks for posting it.
     
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    bump . . . . . .
     
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    I like it. I heard it years ago. But this was a refresher for me.

    BTW, Luther married Katie six years later.

    Joahann Tetzel died less than two years after M.L. posted those theses. Shortly before he died Luther wrote him a letter of comfort.

    Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) dealt with an indulgence peddler named Bernard Sampson in 1516.

    I think one should also look at Zwingli's 67 articles from 1523 and compare them with Luther's.
     

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