Monday, March 17, 2014

Uncommon Common Prayer liturgy & lecture this Wednesday, March 19

Common Prayer

How does the liturgical, theological, and devotional use of global Books of Common Prayer build bonds of affection?
 An Aotearoa New Zealand perspective?

A liturgy, lecture, and lunch

Wednesday March 19th, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Schaeffer Ashmead Chapel and Benbow Hall, 
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 
and offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Theological Institute 
of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and the 
Anglican Studies program of The Lutheran 
Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP)

Join with PTI and the seminary community for the Eucharist from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer, followed by lunch and a lecture. Introduction by Mrs. Phoebe Griswold, member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross.
 Preacher and presenter is the Rev. Dr. Eleanor Sanderson from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia. Celebrant and MC is the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain, Director of the Anglican Studies Program at LTSP. 
Program Host is the Rev. Cn. James L. Shannon, Philadelphia Theological Institute.

Dr. Sanderson, 36, is a UK born citizen and permanent resident of New Zealand. She is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Anglican Women at Prayer conference in Virginia. She was ordained as a Deacon in 2005 and as a Priest in 2006 within the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia. She has served in the Diocese of Wellington since that time in a number of different roles. Alongside her ordained ministry in the church, she has a strong and active commitment within international community development and as an academic.

A light lunch will be available.  Please make your reservation by emailing Dr. Swain at

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