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Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Prayer Service October 15 in Alliance

Ecumenical Evening Prayer


Lutheran Bishop Laura Barbins to preside and Catholic Bishop David Bonnar to preach


Note: This release is forwarded from the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

October 6, 2023

CONTACT: Justin Huyck, Director of Communications, (330) 744-8451, ext. 320,

CONTACT: Deacon Jenny Frantz, Director of Communication and Formation, Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA. (330) 929-9022, ext. 26; 

The Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Commission (Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) invites all members of the public to an Ecumenical Evening Prayer celebrating the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant, Sunday, October 15, 2023, 6:00p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3295 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio.

Bishop Laura Barbins (Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) will preside and Bishop David Bonnar (Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown) will preach at this annual celebration of the Covenant between our two bodies.

This year marks the 23rd Anniversary of the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant. The Covenant signed October 29, 2000, between Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin and Lutheran Bishop Marcus Miller, confesses the faith shared by Lutherans and Catholics and dedicates them to prayer, study, and action for Christian unity.

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