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January 17, 2015

St. Francis Xavier Church, 438 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC

The Archdiocese of Vancouver will mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism with an ecumenical prayer service and keynote speakers.

Presentations will include a Canadian and worldwide overview of ecumenism before and after Vatican II’s Decree, the importance of dialogue, and practical ideas on how to start ecumenical cooperation.

Online registration is now closed.



Saturday, January 17
9:00 a.m. – 12:50pm

Opening Prayer


Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB:

The Decree on Ecumenism – 50 years after



Rev. Fr. Lawrence Farley: An Orthodox Response to Vatican II

Dr. Hans Boersma: An Evangelical Response to Vatican II

Rev. Dr. Richard Leggett: An Anglican Response to Vatican II


Saturday, January 17
1:30p.m. – 4.30p.m.


Sr. Donna Geernaert, SC:

Ecumenism Today: Fruits and Challenges


Panel: Concrete examples of practical ecumenism

Rev. Dr. Thomas Cooper, City on Focus

Dr. Christophe Potworowski, Redeemer Pacific College

Mrs. Gillian Hanlon, Anglican, Focolare Movement


Dr. Shawn W. Flynn, St. Mark’s College




Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB
Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Response Panel

Fr. Lawrence Farley, Pastor St. Herman of Alaska Church, Orthodox Church of America

Dr. Hans Boersma, J.I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College

The Rev’d. Dr. Richard Leggett, Rector St. Faith’s Anglican Parish




Sr. Donna Geernaert, SC
Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

Response Panel

Rev. Dr. Thomas Cooper, Founder and President, City in Focus

Dr. Christophe Potworowski, Professor, Redeemer Pacific College

Mrs. Gillian Hanlon, Anglican, Focolare Movement


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