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Lutheran Churches

The Lutheran Church in the United States also uses the Christian flag.
Eric Martin, 4 June 1997

[Lutheran Church, Germany] by Dieter Linder, 7 June 1997

In Germany flags are only shown *in front of* religious buildings, but not *in* churches. It would be very, very unusual for a German to see the national flag in his church.

There are two religious flags to be seen very often on Sundays or religious holidays in front of churches: the flag of the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) and of the Roemisch-Katholische Kirche. These are the two dominating denominations, the Evangelic Lutherans running up to 35,7 % and the Roman Catholics to 34,7 %.

The flag of the EKD is white with a violet Latin cross all over. However, the cross does not touch the edges.
Dieter Linder, 7 June 1997

Evangelical Lutheran Church Convention

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From June 18th to June 22th 1997 the Evangelian-Lutheran Church in Germany had its Church Convention (Kirchentag) in Leipzig. Such a Kirchentag is the opportunity for all people, belonging to this church or not, to present themselves. Flags were prominently displayed in Leipzig. At the fairground there were about 50 flagpoles with the flag of the Evangelian Church (vertical flag; purple scandinavian cross on white). The emblem of the Kirchentag itself is a simple Greek cross with a smaller Greek cross in each of the four corners. This was shown on flags as well. The size and the colours differed a lot, so I post four of the variants I have seen. All of them were displayed hanging from the top of a fairground hall.
Marcus Schmöger, 15 August 1997 Fahnen / Flaggen