Hope and prayer rise from splinters of Reformation
It’s been more than 500 years since the Catholic family was splintered by the schism of the Reformation, and to this day Christian leaders are still trying to pick up the pieces.
“To the degree that we’re fractured, so too is our message weakened. That’s it in a nutshell,” said Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, as he joined Christian leaders from the Lutheran, Anglican and Presbyterian churches for prayer service on Jan. 21 at McDougall United Church.
The service opened the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It included appeals for reconciliation and healing, Caribbean worship music, readings from Scripture focusing on