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Same but Different: An Ecumenical Dialogue
January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
The Diocese of New York Ecumenical and Interreligious Commission invites you to take part in a program “Same but Different,” an ecumenical dialogue between leaders of Catholic and Episcopal Churches.
For three Monday evenings, we will explore these two historic churches’ history, structure, and worship, highlighting their traditions and spirits. Join Father Brian McWeeney, D.Min. and Rev. Robert Flanagan, D. Min. for a lively, enriching presentation and discussion of the topics that define where we come from, who we are, and where we’re going.
Same but Different is a program designed by the ecumenical dialogue leaders of the Archdiocese of New York and the Episcopal Diocese of New York and is the fourth in a series of programs that began during the pandemic. The Nicene Creed states, “We believe in one, holy, catholic, apostolic church.” Many wonder how “catholic” applies to Roman Catholics and Episcopalians and the differences between the two denominations’ beliefs, practices, and traditions. Also, what do they share, and how can they better welcome those outside their tradition by better understanding their identities? During the program’s three sessions, leaders and participants will examine these questions and others to understand each denomination’s identity and role in the wider church.