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10th Anniversary of Full Communion – Episcopalians & Lutherans

10th Anniversary of Full Communion – Episcopalians & Lutherans

The leaders of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada , and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have issued a Pastoral Letter for the May 1 celebration marking the 10th Anniversary of full communion:


Episcopal, Anglican, Lutheran Pastoral Letter issued

on 10th Anniversary Celebration of Full Communion

From The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs

The Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Canada ,

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada , Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

“We look forward to the development of fuller relationships

that will lead to a common mission, ministry, and witness in the world.”

[April 26, 2011] The leaders of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada , and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have issued a Pastoral Letter for the May 1 celebration marking the 10th Anniversary of full communion.

“On the basis of Called to Common Mission and the Waterloo Declaration,” the letter states, “we look forward to the development of fuller relationships that will lead to a common mission, ministry, and witness in the world.”

Called to Common Mission , for full communion between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , and the similar Canadian document, the Waterloo Declaration, between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada , both took effect in 2001. The anniversary of this historic milestone will be celebrated on May 1 with the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church; Bishop Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ; the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada; and Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. On May 1, simultaneous celebrations will be held at 3 pm Eastern at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Fort Erie, Ontario and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY (Diocese of Western New York). Bishop Johnson will preside at St. Paul ’s Anglican and Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach. Presiding Bishop Hanson will preside and Archbishop Hiltz will preach at Holy Trinity Lutheran.

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GrandmèreMimi

Called to Common Mission , for full communion....

Surely, an excellent way to move forward together. Blessings and congratulations all around.

June Butler

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