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October 31, 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 "theses" to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany--an act that is considered the flash point for the Protestant Reformation. Since the Second Vatican Council, Catholics and Lutherans have taken steps towards unity, acknowledging that more unites us than divides us. At this celebration, the shared prayer of Archbishop Sartain with Bishop Kirby Unti and representatives of many other denominations was a remarkable sign of how far we have come.

Bishop Kirby Unti spoke with gratitude of the opportunity to gather together, and of his great hope of one day being reunited at the Eucharistic Table.

Brenda Bellamy proclaims the Scripture: "there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all, and in all."

Clergy and lay leaders from many denominations lead the prayers of intercession.

Dr. Michael Trice, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University

The Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, Executive Director and Senior Pastor of S.K.Y. Urban Empowerment
and Transformation

Father Matthew O'Leary, Pastor of Holy Disciples Parish in Puyallup, and Archbishop's Liaison for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

The service concluded with the lighting of candles and the praying of the Lord's Prayer

"May they be one as you, Father, are in me and I in you" (John 17:21)


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