Reformation News & Events

“These three things, study, prayer, and service, are important ways that the love of Christ can be shared among us and through us. We invite Lutherans and Catholics in our region to join in this year of commemoration, so that we may more effectively share the truth of the gospel with all.” 
 

From Conflict to Communion through October 24

 
Epiphany Lutheran Church and St. Francis of Assisi have joined together for a series to discuss some of the big issues where Lutherans and Catholics are reaching a common understanding. The “From Conflict to Communion” document and an associated Study Guide can be found on line at the web sites of either the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (usccb.org) or the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (elca.org).
 

The Reformation: Catholic and Lutheran Historical Perspectives

A Presentation by Fr. David Endres, PhD, Dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and the Athenaeum of Ohio and Dr. David Mengel, Xavier University Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and History Professor
 
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and ELCA Southern Ohio Synod are sponsoring these events to understand the origins of the Reformation, our differences, and our growing unity in Christ.
 

Dr. Mengel will highlight the historical roots of the reform. Fr. Endres will speak about the reforming movement’s impact on the Catholic Church leading up to the Council of Trent. Both will also speak to our hopes for a future of greater reconciliation and unity.

 
CINCINNATI AREA
Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
7770 Beechmont Ave.
 
DAYTON AREA
Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. 
Peace Lutheran Church
3530 Dayton Xenia Rd.

 A Joint Prayer Service in Commemoration of the Reformation

Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m. at the Far Hills Campus
 
ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI AUXILIARY BISHOP JOSEPH BINZER AND ELCA SOUTHERN OHIO SYNOD BISHOP SUZANNE DILLAHUNT
 
We are pleased to announce that the Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati will share in a joint prayer service in commemoration of the Reformation, hosted at Epiphany Lutheran Church. 
Visit www.southernohiosynod.org/Reformation500 for synod information about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.