Lutherans-apostolic succession? No Way


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According to this news release the Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue for Christian Unity is set release in 2006 a joint-statement on Apostolic succession. Does this mean to say that Lutherans have apostolic succession? That can’t be right. It seems to me that somethings out of place.

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[quote=bones_IV]According to this news release the Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue for Christian Unity is set release in 2006 a joint-statement on Apostolic succession. Does this mean to say that Lutherans have apostolic succession? That can’t be right. It seems to me that somethings out of place.

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With the (possible) exception of certain parts of Scandinavia, the Lutheran church worldwide, and all its affiliated components does not have Apostolic Succession in a manner in which would be recognized. Some ELCA clergy in the United States may posses a tactile (but certainly not theological) succession a la the Episcopal church due to the Concordat between these two bodies.


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