On October 31st, in Grand Rapids, an historic event will be observed. Churches will come together on the very day they split apart, 500 years ago.

On October 31st, 1517, the world changed dramatically as the Protestant Reformation began, and created a huge schism in the Christian world.

The Reformation, also referred to as the Protestant Reformation, was a schism from the Roman Catholic Church initiated by Martin Luther and continued by John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, and other early Protestant Reformers in 16th-century Europe.

Next week, Church members and clergy from many denominations in the Greater Grand Rapids area will join for a conference, 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: A Time of Remembrance and Reflection.

Actually beginning Monday evening, October 30th at 7 p.m., it will continue Tuesday, October 31st. at 9 a.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2250 East Paris Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, 49546.

For information, a list of speakers, and to make a luncheon reservation, which is free, CLICK HERE for St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.