Yearly Archives: 2010

The LELCA a new observer in Porvoo

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad was given an observer status in the Porvoo Communion during a meeting of the Porvoo Contact Group in Madrid, October 4 – 7 2010. The Most Revd Elmārs Ernsts Rosītis, archbishop of the LELCA

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New observer in the Porvoo Communion

“Two new churches are present at the Porvoo Contact Group meeting taking place in Madrid, October 4 – 7 2010. These are the Lutheran Church in Great Britain and the Latvian Church Abroad.”

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The Church of Denmark signs the Porvoo Agreement

“The Church of Denmark today became a full member of the Porvoo Communion when representatives of the church signed the Porvoo Agreement in Copenhagen Cathedral.”

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The Church of Denmark will sign the Porvoo Agreement in October

The Church of Denmark will sign the Porvoo Agreement on October 3rd in Copenhagen. The Church of Denmark participated in the dialogues leading to the Porvoo Agreement but did not sign the Agreement when the Porvoo Communion was established. It

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Report from the Leadership Consultation

The Porvoo Church Leadership Consultion (CLC) 2010 was held in Sigtuna, Sweden, in March. The CLC provides guidelines for the direction of common efforts in the Porvoo Communtion. The consultation highlighted a few areas to concentrate on: To develop better

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Documents from Anglican and Lutheran discussions available online

The Church of Finland has published documentation of various meetings between Lutherans and Anglicans. The Church of Finland has published documentation of various meetings between Lutherans and Anglicans. In their series Reseptio, nr. 1/2010, many papers from theological conferences and

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Dialogue with Other Religions is Important for a Functional Society

“Churches in the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as those in the British Isles, will actively work to compile guidelines and good examples for the churches’ future religious dialogue efforts.” This was one of the conclusions of the four

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Comfort and Challenge

Dr. Alison Elliot gave inspiring Bible studies to the Porvoo Church Leaders Consultation Sigtuna. In the first Bible study dr. Alison spoke of Comfort and Challenge. – We like our ecumenical communities to be comfortable places, and we’re often embarrassed when

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Being faithful to tradition, open to new learning

The Rt Revd Martin Wharton, bishop of Newcastle and co-chair of the Porvoo Contact group reflected on the example of St Cyril, a fourth century bishop of Jerusalem, in his sermon at the beginning of the Church Leadership Consultation in

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Church Leaders Consultation in Sweden in March

A Porvoo Church Leaders Consultation (CLC) wil l be hosted by the Church of Sweden on March 18-21 2010. The theme of the consultation is Growing together. A Porvoo CLC is held every four years. It was last held in

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