The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop, The Episcopal Church, (left) and the Rev. H. George Anderson, presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Episcopal Church celebrated their full communion relationship at the Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 6, 2001.
Representatives of ELCA synods and Episcopal dioceses processed into the cathedral.
The internationally known St. Olaf Choir, Northfield, Minn., performed.
St. Olaf is a college of the ELCA.
Anderson presided over the Eucharist.
The Rev. Ernestina R. Campbell, Episcopal deacon, Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, Calif., (left) and Dr. Addie J. Butler, ELCA vice president, Philadelphia, (right) served as assisting ministers.
Campbell read the Gospel lesson in Spanish.
Griswold delivered the sermon.
Griswold, Butler, Campbell and Anderson (left to right) gathered around a baptismal font to affirm the churches' mutual recognition of Baptism.
The "Prayers of the People" were offered in a variety of languages by members of both churches.