Dietrich became the minister there in 1911, just a few months after being tried and convicted by the Dutch Reform Church
of preaching heresy.
The first Philipse had built a mill, a manor house, a church (Old Sleepy Hollow Dutch Reform Church
), and so the village grew.
The first concerts are free of charge and take place at the Eros Dutch Reform Church
on Sunday, 26 June at 11h00 and at the Christuskirche at 16h00.
While the Dutch even supplied ships to the Sinhale king Vimaladhammasuriya II in 1697 to bring bhikkhus from Burma for an Upasampada (higher ordination) ceremony at Getamba in Kandy, the Dutch Reform Church
nevertheless worked relentlessly in the Maritime Provinces to proselytize Sinhala Buddhists, by granting government jobs to those who were willing to become followers of their faith.
I SEE that HRH William Alexander, Prince of Orange, has married a Catholic, Maxima Zorreguieta, from Argentina, in the Dutch Reform Church
with a Catholic blessing.
There are, to take some examples, the various Islamic organisations that completely reject the notion of privatised religion, the Christian Right in the United States which lobbies for a greater moral order, the Protestant Church in Northern Ireland that provides an important identity marker, the sullied Dutch Reform Church
that found scriptural justification for Apartheid in South Africa, and the Charismatic Christians in Latin America who `eschew Politics'.