Twenty years after the historic agreement, Anglicans and Lutherans reflect on their Full Communion partnership— and where it goes from here. Much hard work preceded the signing of The Waterloo Declaration in 2001, establishing a Full Communion partnership between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
“It was humbling and I just felt so extremely honoured to be part of it,” recalls Bishop Telmor Sartison, then national bishop of the ELCIC. Sartison felt a “quiet joy” after the document was signed and saw a similar joy in the face of his counterpart Archbishop Michael Peers, then primate of the ACC.
The June 2021 issue of Canada Lutheran takes a look back upon the past 20 years of Full Communion partnership between the ACC and ELCIC. Various Anglican and Lutheran congregations from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia are focused on in reflection.