Sunday, August 14, 2016

Swiss Reform Church, Saint Martin's

Swiss Reform Church, Saint Martin's
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey Switzerland
(Link 1.)

"Vevey (French pronunciation: ​[vəvɛ]) is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
"It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. It is part of the French-speaking area of Switzerland.
"Vevey is noted for being the final home of comedy legend Charlie Chaplin and his family from 1952 to 1977.
"Vevey is home to the world headquarters of the food giant Nestlé, founded here in 1867. Milk chocolate was invented in Vevey by Daniel Peter in 1875." (Link 1.)

Swiss Reform Church Saint Martin's
(Photo by RW.)

"The Swiss Reformed Church (GermanEvangelisch-reformierte Kirchen der Schweiz, "Evangelical-Reformed Swiss Church") refers to the Reformed branch of Protestantism in Switzerland started in Zürich by Huldrych Zwingliand spread within a few years to Basel (Johannes Oecolampadius), Bern(Berchtold Haller and Niklaus Manuel), St. Gallen (Joachim Vadian), to cities in southern Germany and via Alsace (Martin Bucer) to France.
"Since 1920, the Swiss Reformed Churches have been organized in 26 member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches. According to a 2012 Swiss census, 26.9% of Swiss population were reported as registered members of a Reformed cantonal church." (Link 3.)

Swiss Reform Church of Saint Martin's
(Link 1.)

"... the organ specifications (Kuhn's organ). It's 3 manuals with 48 ranks of pipes. Mechanical key action with electro/pneumatic stop action slider chests. Very "French" specification. A beautiful sounding organ indeed." (Link 2.)

Church organ St. Martins church, Vevey Switzerland. by HansErmers, via ...

Swiss Reform Church St. Martin's Organ
(Photo by pinterest.)

Photo: Taken by RW with i Phone while living and working in 
               Basel, Switzerland.

God, be with persecuted Christians throughout the world. Amen (SW.)

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