The Rev. Dr. Karen Westerfield Tucker, an ordained United Methodist minister is Professor of Worship at Boston University School of Theology. She has a PhD in liturgical studies from Notre Dame and is the author or coauthor of a number of books on worship, including The Oxford History of Christian Worship. For the NWCU Keynote she addressed the topic, Vatican II from a Protestant Perspective.
Called to Be One Family: Catholicity Embraces the Whole
Bishop Steven Charleston
In their first Plenary Session, attendees heard the NWCU Keynote Address, which was again sponsored by Order of St. Lazarus. Making the Keynote Address, for the 2009 NWCU, was Metropolitan Gerasimos, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Metropolitan Girasimos’s address raised important issues and at the same time challenged participants. In his opening remarks he said, “Where is the common base from which we can rebuild the Body of Christ?”
He reminded us that the task of Christians is to keep the Body of Christ united, and where it is divided, to work for its reconciliation.
Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC
Memphis Theological Seminary