The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed deep admiration for the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada for holding their first-ever joint assembly in Ottawa, Canada.
Tveit called this historic event an inspiration for the churches in strengthening the values of unity, common service and mission, in overcoming their denominational differences.
At their joint assembly, the two Canadian member churches of the WCC brought together more than 800 Christians for worship, fellowship and important decision-making. The event was held from 3 to 7 July addressing the theme “Together for the love of the world”.
While offering his greetings, Tveit also highlighted the significance of the journey taken by both Anglicans and Lutherans, who in full communion held one assembly. He said this journey is “marked by mutual learning, faithful witness to the gospel and a shared eucharistic table.”