Further ecumenical steps in Lund

Lund Cathedral. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux

(LWI) – The Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation co-hosted by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church in Lund Cathedral and Malmö Arena on 31 October last year has inspired further ecumenical steps in Lund.

The strong feelings of belonging, hope and togetherness during the Joint Commemoration have brought Lutherans and Catholics closer together. From January to June this year St. Thomas Catholic Church and Lund Cathedral, where the Common Prayer of the Joint Commemoration took place, will hold joint evening prayers (vespers) at 18:00 every other Saturday. The next service will be held in Lund Cathedral on 18 February.

Many people have expressed joy over the important steps that we now take towards unity. That inspires us to continue along the ecumenical path.
Rev. Lena Sjöstrand Cathedral, Chaplain at Lund Cathedral

“Many people have expressed joy over the important steps that we now take towards unity. That inspires us to continue along the ecumenical path,” says Lena Sjöstrand, Cathedral chaplain at Lund Cathedral.

Father Johan Lindén of St. Thomas church points out that bringing Lutherans and Catholics together in prayer is in itself not unique. However, the regular form under which the planned prayers and vespers take place mark a further step along the way for the two churches in Lund.

Joint Commemoration site

Lund Cathedral - vespers information