500 years of reformation - 500 trees for Wittenberg; Tree Planting Ceremony on April 2

March 21, 2017

In 2017, Lutheran churches will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (Jubilee) that had its beginnings in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. As a means of giving expression to commemoration, the Luthergarten (Luthergarden) has been established in Wittenberg on the grounds of the former town fortifications. In connection with this project, 500 trees will be planted at different places in the city region, giving a concrete sign of the optimism so clearly expressed in Luther's apple tree quote.

Dr. Kathryn Duffy and the Choir represented GV at the tree planting ceremony in Wittenberg on March 19 during their international tour. To fulfill our part of the agreement to plant a corresponding tree on campus, Grand View will hold a tree planting ceremony after the choir’s home concert on April 2. The Grand View community is encouraged to attend this meaningful event!

More information about Luthergartencan be found HERE.