“From Conflict to Communion”
Lutheran – Catholic
COMMON COMMEMORATION OF THE REFORMATION
SAINT HELENA CATHEDRAL, HELENA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:00 p.m.
The Catholic and Lutheran Communities of Montana gather with our Bishops to embrace a very special moment between Lutherans and Catholics throughout the world. Occasioned by the joint document of the two churches, “From Conflict to Communion,” we gather in prayer, memory, thanksgiving and confession. With our common faith in Christ, we look ahead to common witness and a continued journey forward for the sake of our shared mission to the world.
All Are Welcome
From Conflict to Communion marks the first time that Lutherans and Catholics tell together the history of the Reformation. They express regret over the pain that they inflicted on each other, but also give thanks to the thological insights that both parties contributed and the fruits of the reformation that they have both received. At the same time, the document emphasizes the common responsibility to bear witness to the Christian faith and work for justice, peace and the environment and fight poverty.
Ecumenical Vespers Presiders:
Bishop Jessica Crist
Bishop of the Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Bishop Mark Ramseth
Retired Bishop of the Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Bishop Michael Warfel
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
Bishop George Leo Thomas
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Helena