Canon John O’Toole, Very Revd Thomas Bruch and Revd Susanne Freddin Skovhus on behalf of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales & the Council of Lutheran Churches in GB, write:
This year, in 2017, Catholics and Lutherans are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, by reflecting on 50 years of official worldwide ecumenical dialogue and building on the communion that they share. This encourages Lutherans and Catholics to celebrate together their common witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet, amidst this celebration, they also acknowledge the suffering caused by the division of the Church, and look critically at themselves, not only throughout history, but also in a contemporary context. After the service, which is based on the Common Prayer liturgy prepared by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, there will be a social event in the Cathedral’s Amigo Hall.
Preachers are the Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham (left), and the Rt Revd Martin Lind, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain (right).
CATHOLIC-LUTHERAN COMMON PRAYER
SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017 AT 3 PM AT
ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL