The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on October 31, 2016 in Lund, Sweden.
ELCIC members are invited to follow along via livestream: www.lund2016.net/media/livestream
Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge will lead the Ecumenical Commemoration in cooperation with the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.
"The LWF is approaching the Reformation anniversary in a spirit of ecumenical accountability," says LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. "I’m carried by the profound conviction that by working towards reconciliation between Lutherans and Catholics, we are working towards justice, peace and reconciliation in a world torn apart by conflict and violence."
Further details on the commemoration and livestreaming information can be found on the Lund2016 website.
Program details are as follows:
Monday, October 31, 2016
13:30 (local time): Malmö Arena
From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope.
14:30 (local time): Lund Cathedral
Common Prayer. Pope Francis, Bishop Munib Younan and General Secretary Martin Junge and others. The Common Prayer will be live streamed in Malmö Arena.
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Social media hashtags for the ecumenical commemoration will include #TogetherInHope and #Lund2016.