Saturday, January 22, 2011
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Romania's Black Church in Brasov

by Lauren Axelrod

Around 1384, the German community of Brasov began construction on the Black Church, or Biserica Neagră , in Romania. Originally a Roman Catholic Cathedral, the church was converted to Lutheranism during the 16th century by Johannes Honter, a Transylvanian reformer during the Reformation.

Now the time has come in which the Lord will awaken a new people unto himself.
~Johannes Honter

The Black Church was devastated by a fire in 1689 when the Hapsburg Forces invaded during the Turkish War. The walls of the church became blackened by smoke damage, and thereafter the church was known as the Black Church of Romania.

Copyright ©2011 Michele Cameron Drew. All rights reserved.


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