MVNU, NTS to co-host Reformation 500th anniversary trip

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary will co-host a trip to the main Protestant Reformation sites in Germany and Switzerland in 2017. The trip, which takes place May 8 to 17, 2017, coincides with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which swept through Europe in the 16th century.

Sites and cities to be visited include Berlin; Wittenberg, where Martin Luther famously nailed the 95 Theses to the All Saints Castle Church door; Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthplace in Eisenach; the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland where Calvin and Zwingli, among others, ministered, and many more.

"We are so excited to be able to offer this trip on the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, an extremely significant event that changed European religious and cultural history forever," said Jeanne Orjala Serrão, dean of MVNU's School of Theology and Philosophy. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Germany and Switzerland as we learn more about this period of time and its effect on modern religion and culture."

Although this is an academic trip led by MVNU and NTS faculty with undergraduate and graduate classes available for credit and audit, it is open to alumni, pastors, and friends of both institutions.

"NTS is pleased to join with MVNU on this historic trip," said Carla Sunberg, NTS president. "For years students and friends of NTS have combined their passion for travel and study as we explore the ways in which our faith has been shaped throughout history."

Details, a registration form, and a full itinerary can be found online at

--Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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