On this day in 1530 the electors and princes of Germany were summoned before the Emperor Charles V in Augsburg Germany to give answer to charges that they were supporting the heresy of Martin Luther. This frightening prospect gave them opportunity to read aloud (in German and Latin) the confession of faith which they had drawn up in preparation for the meeting. This document is known as the Augsburg Confession. It is the primary foundational document of Lutheranism which is still subscribed by every Lutheran Church in the world to this day.
In honor of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, I will be listening to an English reading of it today and invite you to join me. Find it here: The Augsburg Confession at Librivox.com.