Whereas, it is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ “that they may be one”; and
Whereas, the highest leadership of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches have expressed a desire for growth toward full unity; and
Whereas, the Bishop of Kentucky (Episcopal), the Bishop of Kentucky (United Methodist), and the Archbishop of Louisville (Roman Catholic) have expressed full support and encouragement of covenant relationships among the congregations of these Churches;
Now therefore we solemnly and reverently enter into the Covenant, and we do pledge:
- To pray at Sunday worship for each other’s Bishops, Pastors, and Congregations by name;
- To maintain a joint Tri-Covenant Committee;
- To gather regularly for worship, formation, and social outreach; and
- To exchange newsletters and other appropriate communications.
We pledge ourselves to these objectives and pray the blessing of Almighty God on this Covenant, that we may be faithful to it, to God’s Honor and Glory.
In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands this twentieth day of May in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.
The Right Reverend Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky
The Very Reverend Mark A. Bourlakas, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral
E. Page Curry, Episcopal Tri-Covenant Committee
Bishop James R. King, Jr., Bishop of the United Methodist Annual Conference of Kentucky
Reverend Doctor Jean G. Hawxhurst, Pastor of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
Reverend Sarah Ewing, United Methodist Tri-Covenant Committee
The Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly, O.P., Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville
The Very Reverend William L. Fichteman, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Assumption
Earl Shiring, Roman Catholic Tri-Covenant Committee
Tri-Covenant Committee – This group welcomes members from Christ Church Cathedral and 4th Avenue United Methodist Church when they are guests at our Cathedral and also works on Tri-Covenant events.
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