Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony

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Area of the Saxon Church

The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony (Evangelisch-Lutherische Landeskirche Sachsens) is one of 22 member Churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), covering most of the state of Saxony. Its headquarters are in Dresden, and its bishop (styled Bishop of Saxony[1]) has his seat at Meissen Cathedral.

Parishioners[edit]

  • 1922: 4,509,000,[2] then by parishioners by far the biggest Lutheran church in Germany
  • 2012: 764,000
  • 2013: 754,451[3]
  • 2015: 713,648[4]

Practices[edit]

Ordination of women and blessing of same-sex unions were allowed.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Bishop's title on his own home page.
  2. ^ Sebastian Müller-Rolli in collaboration with Reiner Anselm, Evangelische Schulpolitik in Deutschland 1918–1958: Dokumente und Darstellung, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999, (=Eine Veröffentlichung des Comenius-Instituts Münster), p. 29. ISBN 3-525-61362-8.
  3. ^ The Lutheran World Federation – 2013 Membership Figures Lutheran World
  4. ^ Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - Kirchemitgliederzahlen Stand 31.12.2015 EKD Januar 2017
  5. ^ Evlks.de:„Segnung von Paaren in Eingetragener Lebenspartnerschaft“ in Sachsen möglich (German), 18 October 2016

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