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Anglicans and Lutherans invite participation in daily reflections for Lent

Posted on: March 13, 2017 1:00 PM
Liberated by God's Grace - Anglican Lutheran Reflections
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Anglicans and Lutherans from around the world have prepared 42 biblical reflections which are suitable for a Lenten study programme, to mark together the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The authors represent a balance of global Anglicanism and Global Lutheranism, and include both ordained and lay people, women and men.

Although suitable for a Lenten study programme, the reflections can also be used at any other time of the year and it is the hope of the Anglican Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee that the reflections will continue to be used long after 2017. They are being posted day by day throughout Lent on the websites of both The Lutheran World Federation and the Anglican Communion.

The reflections are guided by The Lutheran World Federation’s overarching theme for the 2017 commemoration: “Liberated by God’s Grace”, with its three sub-themes, “Salvation: Not for Sale”, “Human beings: Not for Sale”, and “Creation: Not for Sale”. Rather than simply focussing on the events of the sixteenth century, like the LWF themes, these reflections focus on what Reformation in its broadest sense means for Christians today.

The authors represent a balance of global Anglicanism and Global Lutheranism, and include both ordained and lay people, women and men.

The Director of Unity, Faith and Order at the Anglican Communion, the Revd John Gibaut has contributed one of the reflections: “This timely volume brings together diverse Anglican and Lutheran voices from around the world in wondrous harmony, as we reflect together on what reformation and renewal mean for Christians today and into our common future. For Anglicans, the volume is an experience of “receptive ecumenism” and a way to engage in the Lutheran World’s Federation’s 2017 theme, “Liberated by God’s Grace”.