Posts Tagged ‘ecumanism’

Building an ice chapel an opportunity for fellowship and faith sharing.

Monday, February 21st, 2022

When winter regularly throws you more than 200 inches of snow, make an ice chapel. That was the decision of a group of students at a northern Michigan engineering school back in 2016. Following the success of the first ice chapel, each subsequent iteration included more embellishment. An altar was made from ice cut from Read more

Prayers for peace at places of worship in Palmerston North

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Places of worship in Palmerston North are opening their doors for people to pray for world peace. People are invited to join in prayers as part of the International Week of Prayer for World Peace, with different churches hosting prayers throughout the week. Palmerston North Interfaith Council spokeswoman Mary Eastham said the group had celebrated Read more

His Eminence Metropolitan Myron arrives in New Zealand

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

His Eminence Metropolitan Myron has arrived in New Zealand for his enthronement. He was elected Metropolitan of New Zealand by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the end of May, following the retirement of Metropolitan Amphilochios Tsoukos. Continue reading

Indigenous Global Ecumenical Gathering meets in New Zealand

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and the Anglican Missions Board in Rotorua are hosting the World Council of Churches (WCC) for its 2018 Indigenous Global Ecumenical Gathering (IGEG) and youth pre-meeting. Read more

Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue: Difference no cause for suspicion

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A new document reflects a fresh approach taken by the official Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission. It shows a major development in ecumenism by establishing that difference is not cause for suspicion or reproach but is rather an opportunity for mutual listening, learning and conversion. The statement, Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church Read more

Ireland’s Presbyterian leader to meet pope

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has agreed its moderator should meet Pope Francis when he visits Ireland. At the Presbyterian General Assembly which met in Belfast last week, delegates voted to allow moderator Rev. Dr Charles McMullen to meet the pope when he attends World Meeting of Families events in Dublin on August 25th and 26th. Read more

Welcomes and farewells for hospital chaplains

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Last Friday at the Pompallier Centre in Auckland, Sister Jane O’Carroll (Bishop Dunn’s pastoral assistant) hosted a ceremony to commission three new hospital chaplains and farewell two long-serving ones. Fr Talipope Vaifale, Elaine Harvey and Marcelles Amiatu were commissioned by Monsignor Bernard Kiely, vicar general of the Catholic diocese of Auckland. The event was well Read more

Tonga’s King attends National Prayer for Forgiveness

Monday, April 9th, 2018

His Majesty King Tupou, Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu and Lord Tuita were among those who attended an evening of  National Prayer that took place in Nuku’alofa on 25th of March. Thousands of people gathered, despite the poor weather, to pray for forgiveness and for the country in the face of the growing challenges it is experiencing. The Tonga National Forum of Read more

Anglican and Catholic bishops meet in Wellington

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Anglican and Catholic bishops met at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay last week. The meeting was part of their ongoing commitment to dialogue between the two Churches. They have previously met on numerous occasions and worked together on issues including homelessness, poverty, trafficking and the environment. The bishops shared a meal and gathered Read more

500th anniversary of the Reformation – Lutheran and Catholic leaders call for dialogue

Monday, October 30th, 2017

On Sunday, Bishop Mark Whitfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand and Cardinal John Dew for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On this date in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses, concerning failings he saw in the Church, on the door of the All Saints’ Church Read more