29 januari 2010

Till Skottland gick färden

I The Edge, tidningen som ges ut av Edinburgh stift i den episkopala (anglikanska) kyrkan, står det att läsa om kontakter med luterska kyrkor i Norden. Man skriver med hänvisning till Borgåavtalet (The Porvoo Agreement) om gemensam förståelse.

Om Finland och finländska kontakter skriver Anne Pankhurst:
There is a well-established understanding - the Porvoo Agreement - between the Baltic Lutheran churches and the Anglican Communion. This year our own links have begun to flourish. In October the bishop of the Diocese of Espoo (near Helsinki, Finland) came for a long weekend with two of his senior clergy, to explore the possibility of a diocesan link. We hope to take this further in 2010, when there will be opportunities for sharing concerns such as youth work, use of the internet and interfaith matters.

Som om det inte var nog berättar man även om ytterligare en visit, nu ett svenskkyrkligt besök från en välkänd församling i Strängnäs stift:
Olaus Petri church, Orebro, Sweden has a large number of church workers and 25 of them decided to spend their autumn study break in Edinburgh. We gave them a good overview of our diocesan life. They visited the diocesan offices where they heard about spirituality and being a lay reader. They also spent time at the Cathedral, Waverley Care, the University Chaplaincy, Holy Trinity Haddington, St. Baldred’s North Berwick, and St. Peter’s Galashiels and attended services at Old St. Paul’s and St. John ’s, Edinburgh. We all enjoyed their visit enormously and look forward to further contacts.