Little Angels at St. Anna-Kirche, Augsburg, Germany

2014 GERMANY TRIP 1327 little angel 3These sweet little angels are located around the high altar at St. Anna-Kirche in Augsburg, Germany. St. Anne’s was originally a Carmelite monastery founded in the 14th century. Martin Luther stayed here in 1518 when he was called by the Roman Catholic church to meet with Cardinal Cajetan at the Diet of Augsburg. The church became a Lutheran church in 1545. Today, one end of the church is Lutheran and the other end Roman Catholic–definitely an interesting way to get along ecclesiactically! We visited this church during our 2014 LutherTour.

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Berliner Dom

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Berliner Dom Lutheran Cathedral

 

One of the most elegant Lutheran churches in Berlin, perhaps the world, is the Berliner Dom. It is located on Spree Island, nestled among several museums and a park. Originally a Dominican church started in 1465, it became a Lutheran church in 1539. It was heavily damaged in WWII. Although the Sermon church finally re-opened in 1993, the final touches to the dome were not complete until 2002.

I briefly visited the front of the church in 2014 with our Luthertour group. If you have several days in Berlin, the cathedral and museums would be a fantastic way to see some beautiful art and architecture.

Copper Relief showing Great Reformers at Berliner Dom

Copper Relief showing Great Reformers at Berliner Dom

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