Lutheran-Catholic Joint Service

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  1. anglican74

    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Wow :o

    This is in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. They even talk about full and visible communion.

    Everyone's thoughts on this?



    Welcome and thank you for joining us for the Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation live from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Hosted by Bishop Walkowiak, this joint ecumenical observance between the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids and the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is in the style of the Common Prayer service held in Lund, Sweden last October with Pope Francis. The service highlights 50 years of continuous ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans and the gifts of this collaboration. Bishop Walkowiak is joined by Lutheran Bishop, The Reverend Craig Satterlee.
    The prayers and music for today's service may be found in the worship aid here: http://bit.ly/WACommonPrayer102917
     
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    Silvan Active Member

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    It would be a good idea, wouldn't it? :)
     
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    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    my issue with how this is developing, is that it only benefits the liberal sides of both churches... Thus the really serious Lutherans execrate the liberal lutherans for joining with the Pope, and similarly on his side the hardline traditionalists curse the liberal catholics and Pope for moving this along

    In short, this is a liberal movement, and it will only make liberal Christianity stronger, which is not very good

    On the other hand, if say the liberal Lutherans join Rome in some official way, that would (in effect) make them a part of the Roman church, which would be a huge shift of liberalism within Rome, but not affect the conservative Lutherans very much

    So if we trace out all the steps of how this plays out, the liberal lutherans join the liberal romans, and make Roman Catholicism 'more liberal' so the main losers will be the conservative Catholics, because the conservative Lutherans will go on as before
     
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    Silvan Active Member

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    Thinking that the separation into Protestant and Catholic Christians has lead to that terrible "WAR OF THIRTY YEARS" in Germany, I can only welcome the idea that a Lutheran-Catholic Joint Service is now possible.
     
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