It can hardly have escaped you. The Groningen painter Henk Helmantel will be exhibiting in the Grote Kerk in the coming months. The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday 24 November. The opening will be performed by the King’s Commissioner in the province of Groningen, born on the island of Dordrecht, René Paas.
This underlines the relationship between Groningen and Dordrecht. A relationship that also existed in the time of the Synod.
Franciscus Gomarus, foreman of the counter-remonstrants, was professor in Groningen at the time of the Dordrecht Synod. He was one of the five Dutch professors who participated in the Synod.