Resolution 3-15

Resolution 3.15


As the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation will be observed in 2017, every congregation of the Synod is encouraged to hold regular, ongoing studies of the Book of Concord with resources prepared under the auspices of the Office of the President in collaboration with the Commission on Theology and Church Relations and Concordia Publishing House.

To Encourage Study of Lutheran Confessions to Celebrate Reformation

RESOLUTION 3-15

Overtures 3-28, 7-45 (CW, pp. 156, 279)

Whereas, The 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther will be observed in 2017; and

Whereas, It is most appropriate that members of the LCMS join in the celebration of that anniversary, and that this celebration include the study of the writings contained in the Book of Concord of 1580 (i.e., the Lutheran Confessions); therefore be it

Resolved, That resources be prepared under the auspices of the Office of the President in collaboration with the Commission on Theology and Church Relations and Concordia Publishing House for the study of the Lutheran Confessions; and be it further

Resolved, That every congregation of the Synod be encouraged to hold regular, ongoing studies of all writings contained within the Book of Concord of 1580 and to encourage all of their members to attend those studies regularly.

Action: Adopted (8)

(After brief discussion, Res. 3-15 was adopted by voice vote.)

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