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Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans moving closer together?

Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans moving closer together?

According to an announcement in the Anglican Journal, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will meet together for a second time in a joint assembly to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2019.

The first joint meeting of the governing bodies of the two churches – which have been in full communion since 2001 – was held in Ottawa in 2013. The two churches met as one group except when required to meet and vote as separate legal entities.  The announcement noted that the 2013 assembly, which adopted the theme, Together for the Love of the World, “broke important new ground in the growing global pattern of relationship between Lutheran and Anglican churches.”

The 2019 gathering “will help build on the work that God did among us in that first Joint Assembly” and will also draw “our two churches more and more closely together, in God’s mission ‘for the love of the world,’” said a joint announcement issued by the two churches.

The announcement noted that the 2013 assembly, which adopted the theme, Together for the Love of the World, “broke important new ground in the growing global pattern of relationship between Lutheran and Anglican churches.”

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Richard Hicks

Dying plus dying doesn't equal living.

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Rod Gillis

as dying, and behold we live

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Scott Larsen

'Bout time.

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Rod Gillis

Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans moving closer together is not a question but a statement of fact. As the article states The Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have been in full communion since 2001 with the adoption of the Waterloo Declaration. A link to the document is attached. From the Declaration:

"Full communion is understood as a relationship between two distinct churches or communions in which each maintains its own autonomy while recognizing the catholicity and apostolicity of the other, and believing the other to hold the essentials of the Christian faith ... communicant members of each church would be able freely to communicate at the altar of the other, and there would be freedom of ordained ministers to officiate sacramentally in either church ... we understand this to include transferability of members; mutual recognition and interchangeability of ministries; freedom to use each other's liturgies; freedom to participate in each other's ordinations and installations of clergy, including bishops ... ."

https://elcic.ca/What-We-Believe/Waterloo-Declaration.cfm

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