Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is the major Canadian representative of the traditions of the Lutheran reformation of the catholic Christian church.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada came into being in 1986 through the merger of two predecessor bodies. We derive our teachings from the Holy Scriptures and confess the three ecumenical creeds of the Christian church. We hold to orthodox catholic theology as enunciated in the ecumenical councils of the first five centuries of Christianity. We trace our roots as a confessing movement to the reformation of the catholic church initiated by Dr. Martin Luther in Germany in the 1500’s. From Germany, Lutheranism spread to Scandinavia and the Baltic states, as well as to other areas in central and eastern Europe.
Today, Lutherans are to be found around the world. Lutherans have been continually present in Canada since the 1750’s, when German Lutheran immigrants arrived in Halifax.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada holds membership in the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada. (See the joint Waterloo Declaration)
Publication: Canada Lutheran
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