Lutheran Assembly Highlights Ecumenism: International Meeting Marred by Visa Denials
Kroeker, Irvin J., Anglican Journal
In a true show of ecumenism, the 10th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation worshipped in non-Lutheran churches for the first time in its 56-year history. The gathering opened and closed with eucharists in Roman Catholic cathedrals and held daily eucharists and healing services in Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
The sharing of worship was described by the LWF's general secretary Rev. Ishmael Noko as "a visible sign of the growing unity of the church."
It was the first time the LWF met in Canada; the location was chosen after Archbishop Michael Peers, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, extended an invitation in 2000 at a meeting in Finland of the council of the Lutheran World Federation. Anglican and Lutheran churches in many parts of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Lutheran Assembly Highlights Ecumenism: International Meeting Marred by Visa Denials. Contributors: Kroeker, Irvin J. - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 129. Issue: 7 Publication date: September 2003. Page number: 1+. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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