Reformation Night 2007: The Scottish Covenanters
November 2007: We've just finished celebrating one of our favorite church events
of the year! We always come home from our annual Reformation Day Celebration with
a renewed love for history and for the saints that came before us. We also gain
renewed inspiration to follow in the steps of those who gave up so much to stand
for Christ and His Word.
This year, Daniel organized our Reformation Night, and we celebrated the Scottish
Covenanters of the 17th Century--men and women who stood firm and defended the Protestant
Reformation in Scotland. Here are a few pictures!
Left to right: Daniel and his betrothed lady, Katelyn Pontier, Bethany, Benjamin,
John, Pam, Susannah, and Joseph.
Our speaker for the evening, dressed as William Wallace. (Yes, Wallace came before
the Covenanters, but a few men couldn't resist dressing up like him!)
We started out the evening by singing from the Scottish Psalter and hearing a short
talk on the history of the Covenanters.
Trying to keep the King's men out of the Scottish Kirk
Hiding the Covenanter preacher from Claverhouse and the King's men
Picking out prizes!
Ring toss - which men did Hugh MacKail call "a Pharaoh on the throne, a Haman
in the state, and a Judas in the Church?"
Collecting signatures for the National Covenant, a document that upheld the religious
liberty in Scotland over against the "divine right of kings"
Our medieval decorations in the dining hall
"Reformation Night" is one of the highlights of our year! We've assembled
plans for four parties, celebrating the lives of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and
Martin Bucer, and put them in a book to help you organize your own "Reformation
Night" with your church or homeschool group. See
A Night of Reformation.