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Livestream: Lutheran-Catholic Service of Common Prayer

Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer

Thank you.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm central, the ELCA Conference of Bishops’ Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee will co-host a Lutheran-Catholic service of common prayer in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The service will follow the Common Prayer liturgical guide, developed for the joint ecumenical commemoration held in Lund, Sweden last October 31, and based on the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue report, From Conflict to Communion. As we pray, we will confess our brokenness, renewing our commitments to reconciling the body of Christ, and celebrating the ecumenical developments between Catholics and Lutherans over fifty-plus years of dialogue – the gifts that have been given and received in our journey together on the way to unity. The service of common prayer will be preceded by a joint meeting of the committees, and followed by a festive reception and dinner.

Resources and related links

From Conflict to Communication

In 2017, Catholic and Lutheran Christians will most fittingly look back on events that occurred 500 years earlier by putting the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center. | Find out more

The ELCA observes the reformation's 500th anniversary.

Ecumenical and Interreligious

Encouraging the activity of ecumenical and interreligious life in this church. | Learn more

Joint Statement

Joint Statment on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
ELCA & USCCB Committees’ Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Signed Joint Statement

Common Prayer Worship Folder