Apply Now Lourdes Portal Directory Campus Map Contact Donate Request Information
New & Future Students Current Students Faculty & Staff Alumni Visitors & Friends Parents & Family
Sunday, February 24, 2013
“Full Communion Relationships: An Ecumenical Way Forward”
Offered in cooperation with Toledo Area Ministries and the Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Commission
Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
Bishop Lohrmann will address the nature of the full communion relationships that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has been engaged in with partner churches, most for over a decade. Such agreements make possible mutual worship, sharing of the Lord’s Supper and exchange of pastors, while also recognizing and respecting the differences of the churches. Bishop Lohrmann will reflect on and offer insightful advice on the success of such relationships, the challenges involved, and some of the issues that the ELCA and its full communion partners faced.
The Rev. Dr. Marcus Carl Lohrmann serves as Bishop at the Northwestern Ohio Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Having been installed in that position in August 1998, he is currently serving his third six-year term.
Born in Waterloo, IA, Bishop Lohrmann received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in Exile and was ordained on October 2, 1988 at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hazelwood, MO, by the Rev. Dr. Harry Huxhold. He completed his Doctorate in Ministry at Christ Seminary – Seminex.
Past appointments include an internship at Our Redeemer of Indianapolis, IN (1974-76), Reverend at Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd of St. Louis, MO (1977-89), St. John in Hicksville, OH (1989-97), and Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania until August 1998, where he remains a member.
Bishop Lohrmann enjoys gardening, walking, reading and spending time with his family – wife Heidi, their three children and their spouses.
2013: Full Communion Relationships: An Ecumenical Way Forward. Speaker: Bishop Marcus Carl Lohrmann, Ph.D.
2012: Church Authority and Ecumenism: Obstacle or Opportunity? Speaker: Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D.
2011: Overcoming Our Common Past of 'Quarrels and Hostilities': Reflections on Current Relations between Catholics and Muslims.
Speaker: Sandra Toenies Keating, Ph.D.
2010: How Baptists Receive the Gifts of Catholics and Other Christians. Speaker: Steven R. Harmon, Ph.D.
2009: Christ the First Fruits: St. Paul's Ecumenical Vision. Speaker: The Rev. Julian V. Hills, Th.D.
Home | Job Opportunities | Accessibility | Non-Discrimination | Consumer Disclosure | Disclaimer | Sitemap
Copyright © 2013. Lourdes University 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560, (800) 878 3210
Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis
Member of the Sylvania Franciscan Village