Reformation service set at Cathedral for October 22

Commemoration of the Reformation and Prayer for Unity set for October 22
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., the Most Reverend Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, and Reverend H. Julian Gordy, Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will co-preside at a prayer service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The service at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah will also include prayers for Christian unity.

The service will be similar to the service that was held in October 2016 in Lund, Sweden, that was led by Pope Francis, Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Rev. Dr. Martin Junge.

Preaching at this event will be Reverend Fleming Rutledge, Episcopalian priest, noted author and theologian.  Her particular expertise is the intersection of Biblical theology with contemporary culture, current events and politics, literature, music, and art.  She is also a teacher of preachers.  Her recent book The Crucifixion was praised by Catholic Bishop Robert Barron who said it is, “…one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past ten years.”

The service is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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