Stadtkirche Wittenberg

Two buildings: The Corpus Christy Chapel and St Mary’s.

“Next to St. Mary’s is the Corpus Christi Chapel (first picture). Originally built as a foundation in 1368, the chapel was rebuilt in 1456 after its destruction. From here, on November 28, 1518, Martin Luther called on the Pope to convene a council to decide on his heretical process. Until 1772 it was the burial church for the cemetery around the town church. More recently it is called the children’s church. The Corpus Christi Chapel was handed over to the Wittenberg City Convent for use by the Community” Source: Corpus Christi Chapel (ekmd.de)

“The Stadt und Pfarrkirche St. Marien zu Wittenberg (Town and Parish Church of St. Mary’s) is the civic church in the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The reformers Martin Luther and Johannes Bugenhagen preached there, and the building also saw the first celebration of the mass in German rather than Latin.” Source: Stadtkirche Wittenberg – Wikipedia.

5 thoughts on “Stadtkirche Wittenberg

    • Sherry Felix 2021-11-15 / 7:03 am

      Thanks. It is two buildings. I wasn’t clear when I put each building in a separate paragraph. I added a leading sentence to clarify that.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Sue 2021-11-15 / 4:39 am

    You’ve given us a nice overview of this edifice!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.