Charleston Gazette-Mail | Lenten series to focus on Protestant Reformation

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Monsignor Edward Sadie will be one of the speakers during St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s annual Lenten Speaker Series, which begins next month.



In the year of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s annual Lenten Speaker Series will feature five clergy members addressing their perspectives.

Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation when he posted his Ninety-five Theses on a church door and sent them to the Archbishop of Mainz on October 31, 1517. The Reformation was continued by John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers in 16th-century Europe, and eventually reshaped the face of the Christian church worldwide.

The speaker series starts March 8 and runs consecutive Wednesdays through Lent, concluding on April 5. It takes place in Mathes Hall at 36 Norwood Road in South Hills.

Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with soup, salads and vegetarian options available. The speakers begin at 7 p.m. and the program concludes at 8 p.m.

An offering of $5 per person is appreciated to assist with the meal costs.

The schedule of speakers is as follows:

n March 8 — Monsignor Edward Sadie, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (Roman Catholic)

n March 15 — Rev. Richard Mahan, retired pastor, St. Timothy…

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