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Background and Reflections on the Policy Regarding Authorized Lay Ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Dialogue: Anglican-Evangelical Lutheran
Date published: 2015
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“At its fifteenth biennial Convention, held in July 2015, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) authorized a highly circumscribed policy to regulate the licensing of lay members to preside at local celebrations of holy communion in situations where no provision of ordained ministry is possible. The new provision is known as the Policy Regarding Authorized Lay Ministries.”

The present report was commissioned by the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission (JALC). The report concludes:

The ELCIC’s Policy Regarding Authorized Lay Ministries may represent a matter on which Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans diverge, but not in a way that ought to threaten or diminish the Waterloo Declaration’s commitment that our two churches “express, strengthen, and enable our common life, witness, and service to the glory of God and the salvation of the world.”

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