Prayer Cycle January 9, 2017

This week we pray for:

Church of England: Diocese of London, Bishop R. Chartres, Bishop A. Newman, Bishop G. Tomlin, Bishop P. Broadbent, Bishop R. Wickham, Bishop J. Baker, Bishop R. Thorpe. Church of Norway: Diocese of Nidaros/ New see and Trondheim, Presiding Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien, Bishop Tor Singsaas.

The fifth Theological Conference of the Porvoo Communion of Churches in Riga 2016

More than forty delegates from the Porvoo Communion of Churches met in Riga, Latvia, to listen to each other, reflect and deliberate on the theme: The Spirit of God in the Life of the World (Rev. 3:20 – 22)What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?

The conference took place at a significant time. The Porvoo Declaration was first signed 20 years ago and we were able to reflect on what has been achieved. We engaged in reflecting in new ways on how to be a missionary church in the changing and challenging circumstances in Europe. These are due to secularism, the difficulty of communicating the Christian faith effectively and the adjustments needed across Europe arising from recent migration.

Towards Closer Unity: Communion of the Porvoo Churches 20 years was published in the conference to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Porvoo Common Statement of the Porvoo Communion of Churches. The publication includes articles, speeches and communiques from the theological conferences. The editors of the publication are: Beate Fagerli, Leslie Nathaniel and Tomi Karttunen.

Communiqué of the Porvoo Theological Conference in Riga October 19-22

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Towards Closer Unity: Communion of the Porvoo Churches 20 Years

Towards Closer Unity: Communion of the Porvoo Churches 20 Years
Ed.  Beate Fagerli, Leslie Nathaniel and Tomi Karttunen (2016)

porvoo_20_years_-kansi_nettiinThe publication was published in the fifth theological conference in Riga 19.-22.10.2016 to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Porvoo Common Statement of the Porvoo Communion of Churches. The publication includes articles, speeches and communiques from the theological conferences.

“The contributions in this book are intended to harvest some of the theologically and ecumenically insightful perspectives, which the Porvoo Common Statement and our joint Christian and theological traditions today provides for the churches and for the world in Northern Europe and beyond. We are grateful for the commitment and wisdom of the authors.

Our hope is that this antology will make the work done more visible in various contexts from grass roots level to academic discussions and research. We have deliberately wanted to be open also for the global and wider ecumenical perspective in the consultations at the same time as we have aimed to learn more about our Anglican and Lutheran heritage which also provide the energy of difference and the elasticity of diversity.”

Prayer Cycle April 10

This week we pray for the Diocese of Uppsala (Church of Sweden), Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Ragnar Persenius
and for the Diocese of Llandaff (Church in Wales) Archbishop Barry Morgan, Bishop David Wilbourne

Prayer Cycle March 27

This week we pray for the Diocese of Lund (Church of Sweden) Bishop Johan Tyrberg, the Diocese of Cashel, Ossory and Ferns (Church of Ireland) Bishop Michael Burrows
and the Diocese of Ely (Church of England) Bishop Stephen Conway, Bishop David Thomson

Prayer Cycle March 20

This week we pray for Archbishop Janis Vanags, Bishop Einars Alpe, Bishop Pavils Bruvers (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latvia), the Diocese of Lichfield (Church of England) Bishop Mark Rylands, Bishop Geoff Annas, Bishop Clive Gregory and the Diocese of St David’s (Church in Wales) Bishop Wyn Evans