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Wedding Liturgy Inclusive of Same Sex Couples Approved by Church of Norway

The general synod at the Evangelical-Lutheran church in Trondheim approved a new liturgy of marriage inclusive of same-sex couples.

Text: Joint Declaration for the 500th anniversary of Reformation

Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Yunan, president of the Lutheran World Federation, signed the Joint Declaration at the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund, Sweden today.

Live Broadcast: Pope in Sweden

Here’s the video of the service that took place today in the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund.

Lund and the Quest for Christian Unity

Jesus Christ, Lord of the church, send your Holy Spirit! Illumine our hearts and heal our memories…

A Joint Catholic-Lutheran ‘Common Prayer’ for 500 years of Reformation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) have invited Lutheran churches and Catholic bishops’ conferences across the world to make use of a jointly-developed Common Prayer to prepare commemorations for the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017.

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Historic Meeting between the Archbishop of Uppsala and Pope Francis

Yesterday Archbishop of Uppsala Antje Jackelén led a delegation of Lutherans to the Vatican 26 years after Pope John Paul II visited the Nordic nations.

Interviewing Liturgical Leaders: Gordon Lathrop

Gordon W. Lathrop is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a retired professor of liturgy.


A Gift from the Danish West Indies to New Jersey and New York

What do you say — how do you pray — in the aftermath of a hurricane?

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A Reformation Meditation for Those Who Shape Worship

In a time of liturgical questions, changes, challenges, reforms, and reforms of reforms, filled with arguments, disputes, power plays, and power players, perhaps a bit of psalmist-inspired Reformation perspective is in order. If it worked for 16th century Martin Luther and 20th century Roman Catholic hymnal editors, perhaps we 21st century folk can profit from it as well.

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Disagreeing… and Singing Hymns to Jesus

by Karen Edwards
“Can we be different, and yet, at the end of our days – Roman Catholics and Confessional Lutherans and Christians of all denominations – gather together and sing hymns to Jesus in a harmony that is a foretaste of the heavenly choir to come?”