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  ELCA : Worship : FAQ : What Does "Full Communion" Mean for Lutheran Worship?
These agreements established a new relationship called "full communion" between the ELCA and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ in 1997, and between the ELCA and the Moravian Church in America in 1999.
For the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the characteristics of full communion are theological and missiological implications of the Gospel that allow variety and flexibility.
Full communion means valuing what is held in common as well as coming to appreciate what is distinctive about the worship of the congregations of these churches and their members.
www.elca.org /dcm/worship/faq/full_communion/print/full_communion.html   (813 words)

  
 Talk:Full communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mar Thoma Syrian Church of India is in full communion with the Anglican Communion.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is in full communion with the Moravian Church.
Is the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of India in full communion with the Moravian Church?--Pharos 06:22, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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 Full communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Full communion is a mutual recognition between Christian churches or denominations that the partner churches hold "the essentials of the Christian faith".
Full communion does not mean that the involved churches join into one denomination or forgo their distinctive traditions and theology.
Full communion is distinguished from partial communion such as exists between Catholics and Protestants, who recognize each other as their fellow Christians but are of different Christian denominations.
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 Full communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Full communion is completeness of that relationship between Christian individuals and groups which is known as communion.
The word "communion" is used not only of the bond uniting Christian individuals and groups, but also of groupings of Churches that explicitly recognize the existence between them of this bond in its full form.
Currently, the United Methodist Church is working toward full communion with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Full_communion   (494 words)

  
 EIR
Full communion is "a relation between distinct churches in which each recognizes the other as a catholic and apostolic church holding the essentials of the Christian faith".
In full communion both churches retain and contribute positive evangelical and historic elements to the ministry of bishops, and both are free to adapt the episcopate in the methods of its administration to varying needs and conditions of the situation and time, all in order to uphold and serve the gospel.
The EC is in full communion with these churches, which are in full communion with churches in the U.S.A. not in communion with the EC, such as the Reformed churches.
www.episcopalchurch.org /6947_9388_ENG_Print.html   (8159 words)

  
 Full Communion, ELCIC, 8th Biennial Convention
Full communion is not a merger or organic union.
Full communion is not a merger such as the organic union proposed between the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada that was rejected in 1975.
Full communion is described as a relationship between sister churches in the family of God.
www.elcic.ca /convention/2001/accelcic.html   (2249 words)

  
 Called to Full Communion: The Waterloo Declaration
We understand the Church as the communion of saints in which the gospel is purely taught and preached and the sacraments are administered according to the gospel and Christ's ordinance.
Full communion means not only recognition and acknowledgement and mutually acceptable statements but also a commitment to live out actively in day to day experience the implications of that communion.
Full communion is more than an agreement regarding ordained ministry; it is a commitment to deeper discipleship and more visible witness by all the members of our two churches.
www.anglican.ca /primate/communications/waterloo.htm?id=71&dept=primate   (5840 words)

  
 EIR
The implica-tion is that each communion respects the jurisdiction of the other and avoids any actions that would tend to weaken the faith or loyalty of those in its sister communion, while seeking to cultivate all suitable means for increasing mutual acquaintance and fellowship.
When bishops of one communion take part in the consecration of bishops of the other communion, they acknowledge the duty of mutual care and concern which exists between sister communions in the communion of the One Church.
Communion in the Church and communion between and among the churches is a dynamic reality, a reality in progress, a reality never perfectly achieved, a reality with which we struggle as we struggle in our personal communion with God and with one another.
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 Principles of Ecclesial Communion
Second to this most sublime form of communion, is the spiritual communion that exists between the Church or the local churches, on earth with the saints and angels in heaven.
Consequently, it is necessary to acknowledge another form of inter-ecclesial communion, that is the communion that exists between the local (and patriarchal) churches of the East and the local churches of Catholicism.
It is of utmost importance to conceive 'full communion' as a final point of an evolution or a growth in communion, from an imperfect relationship to a less imperfect, from a less perfect to a perfect.
www.catholic-church.org /church-unity/e_com_e.htm   (3350 words)

  
 Problems with the Meaning of Full Communion by O.C. Edwards, Jr.
We knew at the time that full communion was not just a matter of eucharistic sharing, that it included sharing in a number of other elements in the life of the church as well.
That can be seen in the full communion agreements that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has reached with the Episcopal Church, on the one hand, and a group of churches in the Reformed tradition on the other.
His way of stating their position was that full communion or koinonia is a spiritual reality that is experienced by all who respond to the grace of God and try to live in faithfulness.
www.ncccusa.org /unity/fandoedwards.html   (2852 words)

  
 Full communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Full communion is a kind of relationship between two or more organizations of Christians.
Complete uniformity in theology and usage is not necessary for full communion: instead, different understandings and emphases are seen as mutually enriching.
When that unity is lacking, partial communion can still exist, because of the elements of Christian faith shared by the groups.
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 Relationships of Full Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Another relationship—which aims eventually to establish full communion among nine Protestant and Anglican churches in the U.S.—is Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC).
Full communion means that divided churches recognize each others' sacraments and provide for the orderly transfer of ministers from one denomination to another.
While full communion opens up broad possibilities for cooperation among the national and regional ministries of participating churches, it is above all in relationships between local congregations that agreements of full communion become alive.
www.ucc.org /ecumenical/fullcommunion.htm   (324 words)

  
 Denver Catholic Register - World/Nation
Full communion allows the 7.7 million U.S. Episcopalians and Evangelical Lutherans to share clergy and churches and engage in common mission.
He said that "communion is an organic relationship, not a document," and he hopes that "any fears or anxieties will be resolved over time" as members of the churches grow in that relationship.
In the final years before the adoption of "Called to Common Mission," their formal full communion agreement, the critical issue was how to achieve a full mutual recognition of ministries.
www.archden.org /dcr/archive/20010117/2001011706wn.htm   (657 words)

  
 Rev Bob Sawyer comments on Episcopal communion
At the same time, being in full communion, we shall be open to the encouragement and admonition of the other church for the sake of the Gospel.
Full communion is a way of speaking and acting so that there are no barriers to our fellowship in the Spirit and with one another (6).
Actually, genuine implementation of full communion depends on the will of members in both churches to carry on the work of Christ in partnership with our brothers and sisters in the faith (3).
www.moravians.org /Sawyer_Episcopal_Statement.html   (2896 words)

  
 EIR
The Anglican Communion Office, which is the permanent secretariat, is based in London, England, and is led by the Secretary General, The Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon.
The Mar Thoma Church and the Episcopal Church are in full communion.
Not a merger, in full communion both churches retain their autonomy and structures but agree to work together for join mission and witness in the world.
www.episcopalchurch.org /6947_6995_ENG_Print.html?menu=menu6994   (395 words)

  
 Christian Century: Full communion - partnership between churches - Brief Article
My denomination's goal is achieving "full communion" with other Christians, not uniting with them in "one organization." It recognizes and regrets that Christian churches visibly violate the charge, charter and character of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church when they set up many tables and exclude others of the baptized from their own.
But that is not the same as demonstrating and enjoying participation as a member of a communion at communion elsewhere.
Talks now are proceeding on full communion with the United Methodist Church, which is connectional.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_1_118/ai_69404508   (628 words)

  
 LWF News - Canadian Lutherans and Anglicans Bring the Gift of "Full Communion" to the LWF Assembly
Full communion, under “The Waterloo Declaration,” is not a merger or union.
As preparations get underway for the July 2003 Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Tenth Assembly to be hosted by the ELCIC, the experience of full communion is brought to the fore as the two Canadian churches plan together to welcome the global Lutheran communion to Winnipeg.
When Bishop Schultz says that there’s a movement from federation to communion in Lutheran discourse, there is a very strong movement in Anglican discourse to move from communion to federation because of some peoples’ sense that there are such serious divisions looming in places like Sydney in Australia.
www.lutheranworld.org /News/LWI/EN/1238.EN.html   (2343 words)

  
 Full Communion Partner: The Episcopal Church
The 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver voted for full communion between the ELCA and The Episcopal Church.
"Called to Common Mission: A Lutheran Proposal for a Revision of the Concordat of Agreement" is the document that describes this full communion relationship.
Information about the celebration of the full communion agreement between the ELCA and The Episcopal Church is also available.
www.elca.org /ecumenical/fullCommunion/episcopal   (530 words)

  
 ELCA ASSEMBLY APPROVES FULL COMMUNION WITH EPISCOPAL CHURCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Others argued that full communion was necessary to strengthen the mission of the church.
Proponents argued that the measure enables the ELCA to be an ecumenical "bridge," because in 1997 the 5.2-million-member denomination also declared full communion with three Reformed church bodies and this year -- just a few hours before the Episcopal decision -- endorsed full communion with the Moravian Church in America.
The test of our full communion will be our faithfulness to the gospel in mission and witness, in prayer and fellowship at God's altar.
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Full communion is a mutual recognition between Christian churches or
Full communion is distinguished from partial communion such as exists between Catholics and Protestants, who recognize each other as their fellow Christians but are of different Christian
Mass) might hold that to allow those who do not believe in transubstantiation to take the Eucharist would be to show disrespect to Christ present in the bread and wine or even imperil the souls of those who partake improperly.
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 Anglicans Online | In Full Communion
Note that a member church of the Anglican Communion can be in full communion with a non-Anglican church, without having the entire Anglican Communion share that relationship.
Most of the Old Catholic churches that are in full communion with Canterbury are in non-English-speaking countries.
This is not the Polish National Catholic Church, an American and Canadian denomination formerly in full communion with the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Union of Utrecht.
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 Wesley Blog: Full Communion With the Lutherans?
The Lutheran form of communion is closer to the UM Book of Worship than the "General Protestant" variety elsewhere on base.
I would imagine that communion with the SBC would be a bit easier to work out, and if the baptism issue and others could be, I would support it.
Communion isn't a problem, as most SBC churches practice open communion already, and a change of ritual isn't such a problem with SBC churches as it is in other denominations.
www.wesleyblog.com /2005/04/full_communion_.html   (2342 words)

  
 CNS STORY: Chaput: Don't take Communion if not in full communion with church
He opened his remarks by discussing the ongoing debate on whether a priest or bishop should deny Communion to a Catholic politician who supports public policies that stand in opposition to church teachings -- particularly on right-to-life issues.
Recalling the Gospel story of the vine and the branches, the archbishop said the Catholic faithful must be like branches, faithfully attached to Jesus, the vine, the source of life and unity for all the branches.
Reception of holy Communion is the greatest sign of being in true communion with the church as a body of believers, he said.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0404521.htm   (521 words)

  
 info: FULL COMMUNION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
faith in the sacrament and full communion with the church,' the document.
are capricious and rhapsodic, full of Russian melancholy full of Debussy-like colorations and at the end achieves serenity through the comfort of the sacrament of the Holy Communion.
The discipline of priestly celibacy, the question of Communion for pro-abortion politicians, and the proper wa - Catholic World News - Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, insisted that politicians who promote legal abortion-- or advance the causes of divorce and same-sex marriage-- must not receive Communion.
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 Anglicans Online | Anglican Communion Membership
All of these churches are in full communion with the See of Canterbury, and recognize the Archbishop of Canterbury as being the focal point of the church.
Churches in full communion, as defined by the 1958 Lambeth Conference, but which are not culturally or denominationally Anglican.
In general the not-in-communion Anglican churches have broken away from the Anglican church because of disagreement over some doctrinal issue, and the property of not being in communion with Canterbury is part of their identity.
anglicansonline.org /communion   (606 words)

  
 Communion of Non
As a result it happens quite frequently that Communion ministers believe themselves authorized to extend Eucharistic hospitality, either for the sake of kindness or a genuine sense of unity among the members of the Congregation.
Catholic ministers may licitly administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and anointing of the sick to members of the oriental churches which do not have full communion with the Catholic Church, if they ask on their own for the sacraments and are properly disposed.
When Catholics and Orthodox present themselves for Communion, either to their own minister or that of another Church with valid sacraments, Eucharistic faith and proper disposition is assumed, given the introduction to both Penance and the Eucharist at an early age in Churches which have a Catholic Eucharistic faith.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/intercommunion.htm   (767 words)

  
 Called to Common Mission
The Rev. John Peterson, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, said that the occasion was "one of those holy moments" in the life of the church.
The basis for the full communion relationship is contained in "Called to Common Mission" (CCM), a document adopted by both churches.
Proponents argued that the measure enables the ELCA to be an ecumenical "bridge," because in 1997 the 5.2-million-member denomination also declared full communion with the Reformed Church in America, the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
www.secaucus.org /oursaviour/CommonMission.html   (3866 words)

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