Registration is now open for “In The Breaking of the Bread.”

The registration deadline has been extended to May 6, 2016.


Tangible “takeaways” you’ll get from attending “In the Breaking of the Bread”:

For Lutherans, familiarity and working knowledge of The Book of Common Prayer and how to preside at an Episcopal church’s Eucharist

For Episcopalians, familiarity and working knowledge of Evangelical Lutheran Worship and how to preside at an ELCA church’s Holy Communion

For everyone,

  • a chance to speak with national ecumenical representatives from both churches
  • casual opportunities to speak with bishops and deployment officers from the Dioceses of Virginia, Southern Virginia, and Southwestern Virginia (ECUSA) and with bishops and synod staff of the Virginia Synod and the Metro DC Synod (ELCA)
  • renewed ability and confidence to preside at a full communion partner’s table and evening liturgies
  • a chance to hear from renowned liturgical scholars Gordon Lathrop and Neil Alexander

“In the Breaking of the Bread”: Finding Christ in Full Communion

Welcome to the site where information about the May 2016 Lutheran-Episcopal clergy conference, “In the Breaking of the Bread: Finding Christ in Full Communion”at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, Virginia will be made available.  The conference will be held May 16 – 18, 2016 and will feature The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander and the Rev. Gordon W. Lathrop .

Preliminary information about the conference is available now.  Registration information will be available soon.  (Last update, Nov. 5, 2015.)

Learn more about our presenters, Gordon Lathrop and Neil Alexander.