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318 baptisms

On Nov. 11, 288 congregations worldwide, including some 25 ELCA churches, participated in the festival to commemorate the 525th anniversary of Martin Luther’s baptism (October, "Eisleben festival to recall Luther's baptism and ours").

As of Nov. 15, the Web site set up by St. Peter Church, Eiselben, where Luther was baptized, recorded 318 baptisms.

See the Lutherstadt Eisleben St. Petri-Pauli Church Web site for more information, including a greeting from ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson.


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