Deacon Greg Bobbit

Director of 

Ecumenism

Celebrate #75 YearsTogether with the Canadian Council of Churches

 

The Canadian Council of Churches celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019. To mark the event, they are hosting “Christians together in Canada today” – a cross Canada live-streamed event featuring prominent Canadian Christians in dialogue with one another and with you and your community.

 

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church with Fr Jakob Palm are hosting a local opportunity in Saskatoon so that you may participate in the live-streamed event within a group setting. This will take place Saturday October 26th at Holy Covenant, 1426 Alexandra Ave,

10:30-2:00pm. Lunch will be provided (donations toward lunch are appreciated). Please RSVP to admin@pcecumenism.ca or by phone (306)653-1633 by October 23rd. Please see attached poster for further details.

 

Poster

 

Carrying the Burden of Trauma Workshop

September 12-13, 2019

Have you been directly or indirectly affected by trauma? InterChurch Health Ministries – Saskatchewan (ICHM-SK) invites you to participate in presenter Tim Neubauer’s upcoming workshop, “Carrying the Burden of Trauma: Psychological First Aid & Spiritual Support in Times of Crisis.” The cost is $60 ($50 for members of partner congregations). The workshop will take place September 12–13 (Thursday evening and all day Friday). For more information, visit www.ichm-sk.ca.

Early Bird Registration deadline is fast approaching! May 31, 2018

The Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation is a great learning tool for anyone interested in ecumenism.  There are no prerequisites and theological training is not required. 

 

It is designed as a three-year program however, if you are unable commit to that, why not consider the introductory year?  You will gain a broadened understanding of ecumenism, instructed by both our visiting scholars and other local ecumenists.  Advanced years are not mandatory but are necessary if one would like to receive their certificate.  Registration forms and posters are attached and available on our website. http://pcecumenism.ca/content/program-ecumenical-studies-and-formation-2018

As in previous years there will be a public event including Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall and The Most Rev. Donald Bolen, on Tuesday, July 10.

 

For more information on the program, please click the link below:

 

http://pcecumenism.ca/content/video-overview-program-ecumenical-studies-formation

 

or to view the video alone click this link:

https://vimeo.com/200751552

 

Please feel free to share this email or contact our office:  programs@pcecumenism.ca or 306-653-1633.

PESF Registration Form 2018

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Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation, 2018

Program in Ecumenical Studies and Formation, 2018, Black and White

The Vatican released a collection of  six commemorative stamps marking the Apostolic Journeys of Pope Francis in 2016.

Several of the stamps highlight  significant ecumenical and interfaith moments during 2016:

http://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en/servizi/ufficio-filatelico-e-numismatico/emissioni-filateliche/ultime-emissioni/viaggi-papa-francesco-2016.html

 

Mexico: Pope Francis giving a tender embrace to a young girl dressed in traditional clothing with Our Lady of Guadalupe in the background.

 

Greek island of Lesbos:  Pope Francis in the foreground and behind the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with the Archbishop of Athens, Ieronymos II, and next to a group of refugees hosted on the island.

 

Armenia: the Pope in a moment of prayer in front of the Armenian Genocide Monument in Yerevan.

 

Poland: Pope shown in prayer when visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp.

 

Georgia and Azerbaijan: The Bibi-Heybat Mosque in Baku and Our Lady of the Patriarchal Palace of Tbilisi are depicted symbolically united by a dove of peace,

 

Sweden: On the occasion of the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Yunan, President of the Lutheran World Federation, when signing the joint declaration in the Cathedral of Lund.

Pope Francis’s message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Feast of Saint Andrew. 30 November, 2017.

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/30/pope_francis_ecumenism_patriarch_bartholomew_st_andrew/1352064

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism wants you to discuss your experiences!

Have you ever been to a wedding or funeral in a church from a different denomination?  Perhaps you have questions?

Come and reflect on experiences of ecumenical etiquette and sensitivity in a friendly and hospitable environment. All are welcome!

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Together in Christ -
An Ecumenical Study for Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and other denominations

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have developed joint material entitled Together in Christ — Lutherans and Catholics Commemorating the Reformation, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The process of developing these resources has been an occasion of dialogue and of a deepening…

Read more: Together in Christ — An Ecumenical Study for Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and other denominations