The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Full Communion between the Moravian Church in America, Northern and Southern Provinces, and the Episcopal Church will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Moravians, Episcopalians and others are invited to gather for this 10th anniversary celebration of the full communion relationship agreed in 2010, and inaugurated Feb. 10, 2011 in a worship service at Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. This celebration is a virtual service of worship with leaders from various places where Moravians and Episcopalians live and serve. It will include liturgies, prayers, and music from both churches, a combined virtual choir, and reflections on scripture texts by David Guthrie (Southern Province), The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Miller (Northern Province) and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Worshipers will pray the Liturgy for Christian Unity (Moravian); and join in a Call to Racial Reconciliation which includes a Litany of Repentance and a Commissioning for the Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation.
Here are links for joining in this time of worship and celebration:
Full communion is a significant expression of Christian unity that allows Churches to share in ministry and mission, including the mutual recognition of our baptisms, exchange of ordained clergy, and cooperative work and witness. It helps us live into Jesus’ prayer (in John 17) that “they all may be one”, to witness to that unity, and to extend Christ’s mission in the world.