Dutch Reformed Church in Northern Cape, South Africa

Tree 279

Planted by:

Rev. Gert Jacobus Duursema

Biblical Votum :

Revelation 2,7: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God."

Tree species:

Platanus hispanica – London plane

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On January 27th, 2016, Pastor Gert Jacobus Duursema (with spade, in front of the tree) planted a London plane tree on behalf of the Dutch Reformed Church in Northern Cape, South Africa. During a visit in Wittenberg, he found out about this unique Reformation project. He enthusiastically contacted his church and planted a tree for his church in the Luther Garden the next day.

Planting the partner tree :

On October 20th, 2016, during a synod assembly, a plane tree was planted for the Dutch Reformed Church in Northern Cape, South Africa. All the delegates, together representing 83 congregations, took part in the ceremony. Each participant laid a white stone at the foot of the tree. This recalls the white stones which are laid at the memorial next to the Wittenberg Town Church on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism every year on January 27th.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
Tree 279
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