Five global Christian communions celebrate ecumenical milestone

29 October 2016, Lund, Sweden: Dress rehearsal in Lund Cathedral, before Pope Francis' visit and the joint Catholic-Lutheran reformation commemoration on 31 October 2016. Children form a central part in the service, as they are involved in singing hymns and ecumenical songs, as well as lighting candles symbolising the five joint commitments undertaken by the Lutheran and Catholic churches on the occasion of the joint reformation commemoration. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
29 October 2016, Lund, Sweden: Dress rehearsal in Lund Cathedral, before Pope Francis' visit and the joint Catholic-Lutheran reformation commemoration on 31 October 2016. Children form a central part in the service, as they are involved in singing hymns and ecumenical songs, as well as lighting candles symbolising the five joint commitments undertaken by the Lutheran and Catholic churches on the occasion of the joint reformation commemoration. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

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Ecumenical Prayer Service to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

An ecumenical prayer service in the Cathedral St Pierre in Geneva will mark the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

The landmark agreement was the result of over three decades of ecumenical dialogue between the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. Originally signed by Catholic and Lutheran leaders in 1999, it has since been broadened to include the World Methodist Council, the Anglican Communion and the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

Representatives of the five global Christian communions that have affirmed the JDDJ will participate in the service, praying together for unity and for common witness in the world.

 

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