A Short Tour of Martin Luther's Spiritual Home Where He Was a Monk, Ordained Priest

The Cathedral of Saint Mary (left) and the Church of Saint Severus (right) in Erfurt, Germany.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary (left) and the Church of Saint Severus (right) in Erfurt, Germany. | (Photo: The Christian Post)

ERFURT — The Christian faith is now rather foreign to many who dwell in the city where a young Martin Luther attended university and entered a monastery in pursuit of God. 

The city of Erfurt, where Luther studied and became a monk before being sent to Wittenberg — where in 1517 he would write and post his 95 theses — hosted The Christian Post as part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

A Lutheran pastor in Wittenberg told The Christian Post that only 8 percent of Germans are baptized Christians, a number that includes Protestants and Roman Catholics. While the Christian faith has declined in much of Europe, including Germany, there has been a spiritual stirring in the past decade with repentance occurring on both sides.

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Here is a brief tour into the city that is still considered Martin Luther's spiritual home. (Click arrow above image)

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