Magazine article Anglican Journal

Advent Devotions by Anglican, Lutheran Leaders Now Available

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Advent Devotions by Anglican, Lutheran Leaders Now Available

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Four Advent devotions, written by four leaders of Anglican and Lutheran churches in North America, have been made available to members of all four churches.

The devotions can be found on the Advent 2016 Resources page of the Anglican Church of Canada website, anglican.ca.

On October 12-13, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, met with National Bishop Susan Johnson, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC); Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, of The Episcopal Church (TEC); and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The meeting, held at the ELCA office in Chicago, was the four bishops' latest four-way dialogue, a tradition of informal annual meetings begun in 2010. It was Curry's first meeting with the group since his installation in November as head of The Episcopal Church.

One highlight of the meeting, Hiltz said, was the bishops' completion of the Advent devotions--one devotion for every Sunday of Advent. The devotions are on the theme of next year's 500th anniversary of the Reformation: "Liberated by God's Grace," and three of the theme's subheadings: "salvation not for sale, human beings not for sale and creation not for sale."

Advent this year began November 27.

The four leaders are also planning to issue a joint letter for Ash Wednesday, March 1,2017, which will focus on the plight of refugees. "We looked at the Litany of Penitence for Ash Wednesday. …

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