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Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation October 31 – Join us on campus this coming Monday for livestream viewing

Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation

FROM CONFLICT TO COMMUNION – TOGETHER IN HOPE
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation

Monday, October 31, 2016 | Livestream begins 9:30 am
View on campus – Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center

LTSP invites ecumenical partners to share a live community gathering to view the livestream of this historic Joint Ecumenical Commemoration event in anticipation of the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017. There is no charge to view the event livestream.

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church are jointly holding this ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on October 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden.

Locally co-hosted by the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm, the event will highlight the solid ecumenical developments between Catholics and Lutherans and the joint gifts received through dialogue, particularly in anticipation of the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017. It will be in two parts: a common prayer service in Lund Cathedral and a public event at the Malmö Arena.

The service in Lund Cathedral will follow the Common Prayer (pdf) liturgical guide, which is based on the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue report From Conflict to Communion – Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017 (pdf). Malmö Arena will be the stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world. Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge will lead the common prayer service and arena event in cooperation with leaders from Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.

The livestream portions of the commemoration are:

9:30 am EDT from Lund Cathedral
Common Prayer. Pope Francis, LWF Bishop Munib Younan and LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and others.

11:40 EDT from Malmö Arena
Together in Hope. Pope Francis, Bishop Munib Younan and General Secretary Martin Junge arrive at the arena. The event will be concluded at 1:00 pm EDT.

Philadelphia Participants at LTSP are welcome to bring food and drink to the event, and to come and go as your schedule permits. View the ecumenical developments information on the LWF website, and to download and  print out the Common Prayer (pdf) liturgical guide and the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue report From Conflict to Communion for reference during the livestream.

Feel free to invite your ecumenical colleagues and come to LTSP to share in this historic event.

More information on the event can be found on the LWF and Joint Commemoration websites.

One thought on “Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation October 31 – Join us on campus this coming Monday for livestream viewing

  1. Lisa Merrill says:

    Raised strict Irish Roman Catholic until age 18; converted to Baptist age 30, Interdenominational age 40 and now at age 58 I have bee an Lutheran since May 2012! This event and dialogue report I and many former Catholics have prayed for many many years! Proof that Creation is in God’s Hands and His Time! Amen!

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