Dating across the protestantcatholic divide
Through various events, both sides will pay tribute to Martin Luther while emphasizing their will to overcome divisions.
On Saturday, March 11, a central reconciliation service will be held in Hildesheim.
With the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops, priests and deacons receive a lifelong seal of God giving them sacramental authority over Catholic laypeople. Protestants do not consecrate specific persons into office, but rather accept the principle that priesthood can be transferred to every believer - even to women. Eucharist or Lord's Supper The Catholics' views on the spiritual office are reflected in the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, a rite commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples before his crucifixion.
Once consecrated by a priest in the name of Jesus, bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. In the Protest Church, every baptized person is invited to share and is allowed to lead the Lord's Supper. Additionally, Eucharist has a different meaning for Catholics and Protestants.
Dead models of faith, recognized as "saint" by the church through canonization, can be prayed to for help in maintaining faith in God. Their remains are considered holy relics which are venerated.
This veneration is also categorically by the Protestant Church as unbiblical.
In the past, Protestant churches celebrated major Reformation anniversaries by worshiping Martin Luther as a hero — but this time it's different.
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) wishes to turn the celebrations of "500 Years of Reformation" into a common celebration of Christ with the Catholic Church.
According to the Evangelical view, this dogma contradicts statements in the Bible.Catholics see in the pope the successor of the Apostle Peter, the first head of their Church, who was appointed by Jesus.The papal office is justified by an allegedly unbroken chain of consecrations, ranging from the first century to the present. Understanding of the office This continuous chain, known as the apostolic succession, is overall significant for different spiritual offices in the Catholic Church.To describe their relationship, the expression "reconciled diversity" is used by both sides.Many of the aspects that were reformed by Luther at the time still divide both groups to this day. Understanding of the Bible Catholicism and Protestantism have distinct views on the meaning and the authority of the Bible.