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A photo of a first

[From Bishop Paul]

Alleluia. Christ is risen!



An edited keepsake Here is a cropped  version of Kat Lehman's excellent photo of a first. Moravians (Rev David Bennet), Lutherans (Bishop Samuel Zeiser) and Episcopalians (me and Bp Jack) at one altar. A wonderful step toward NE Pennsylvanians becoming one in practice as well as theology. It is my deepest prayer that the next time this photo is taken, we will have a bishop of the United Methodist Church in the picture! (That would also add a woman bishop!)

My own Phantasie [sic] at this moment is a gigantic Share the Bread-type celebration of the four bodies that will fill a great space and give a strong witness to the area and a solidifying opportunity for celebration among the churches. Stay tuned.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
Easter blessings,

+Paul


A Theological Foundation for Full Communion: Episcopal, United Methodist

The following document, A Theological Foundation for Full Communion between The Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church, was adopted by the Episcopalā€United Methodist Dialogue Team on Friday, April 16, 2010. The document speaks only for our current Episcopalā€United Methodist dialogue team at this point, but it is commended to our churches for study and discussion. This is a preliminary printing of the document, but the text that follows is the text as adopted by the Dialogue Team. Download it below.

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