On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the portal of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany, which is commonly viewed as the catalyst that started the Reformation. Creator Mundi is pleased to offer a laser-cut, Finnish evergreen matchbox gift that illustrates and honors this significant moment in history: Martin Luther – 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
- Layer 1: The top layer depicts Martin Luther on the left and the Luther seal, or Luther Rose, on the right. This seal is a widely-recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was designed in 1530 while Luther was staying at the Coburg Fortress during the Diet of Augsburg. Luther adopted it as an expression of his faith and used it to authorize his documents.
- Layer 2: The second layer represents the front of the portal doors at All Saints Church, which was often used by university staff to post messages and notices. This is where Luther pinned his 95 Theses signifying the start of the Protestant Reformation. He is also buried in this church.
- Layer 3: The buildings on this layer include Martin Luther’s birthplace in Eisleben and the Cathedral of Worms, where Martin Luther was condemned as a heretic in 1521.
- Layer 4: The Tower of Augustinian Monastery honors the time Martin Luther spent there as part of the Augustinian community after he entered the Augustinian Order in 1505.
Just 1.9 x 1.25 inches in size and packaged in its own colorful matchbox, Creator Mundi is proud to offer such an exquisite gift to honor Martin Luther and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Give it to a church leader to show your support for all they do or buy one for a Lutheran friend as a special surprise. This tiny gift represents the beginning of the Protestant Reformation almost 500 years ago—and the big changes that followed. It’s a great keepsake for anyone in your life, including you.