Detroit church’s Lutheran icon statue ‘a call to faith’

Like other Lutheran congregations across the country, Detroit’s Historic Trinity Lutheran Church proudly displays ties to the denomination’s founder.

Its tower is adorned with a stone sculpture depicting Martin Luther, the 16th century religious leader who rejected practices that he thought hindered sharing the message of God’s mercy and set fire to a papal order.

His insignia is carved into the communion rail, while murals depicting the priest’s life decorate a study.

This weekend, the congregation on Gratiot Avenue, which dates to 1850, welcomes another addition to its collection: a nearly 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture memorializing Luther as well as the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

 

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