Simultaneous Canadian, U.S. liturgies mark 10th anniversary
By Mary Frances Schjonberg, May 02, 2011
[Episcopal News Service] U.S. Episcopalians, Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans in both countries came together May 1 to honor the 10th anniversaries of their denominations' declarations of full communion.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, Anglican Church in Canada Archbishop Fred Hiltz and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson participated in unique simultaneous liturgies on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border.
Johnson presided and Jefferts Schori preached at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Fort Erie, Ontario. Hanson presided and Hiltz preached at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York (Diocese of Western New York). Both services began at 3 p.m. EDT.
The celebrations included elements of the worship services of the four denominations.