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Provincial project presents the face of Lutheranism in Quebec

October 19, 2012 One Comment

by David Somers

Screengrab from the Patrimoine website.

MONTREAL, Quebec – L’Église évangéilque luthérienne de l’Ascension was selected by a government cultural heritage project to represent the Lutheran Church in an effort to increase public awareness of religious diversity in Quebec. In collaboration with Université Laval and the Ministère de la Culture, ethnologists with the 6-year study have been preparing texts and video clips allowing various groups to explain their history themselves—beliefs, key texts (e.g. the Bible, the Small Catechism, the Book of Concord, and LCC’s official hymnal, Liturgies et cantiques luthériens) as well as worship and educational practices. The results have been posted on a website entitled “Le patrimoine immatérial religieux du Québec.”

“It all started with a letter,” explained Rev. Dr. David Somers, “and ended with a series of video clips and explanatory texts on Lutheranism being posted on a government sponsored website.” “Imagine the province saying, “’Tell us who and what and why you are,’” he continued, “and Lutheran Church–Canada called the shots!”

To see examples of the material, visit “Lutheranism in Quebec” and “The Lutheran Faith” at the Le patrimoine immatérial religieux du Québec website.


Rev. Dr. David Somers is pastor of l’ Église évangéilque luthérienne de l’Ascension and missionary to the province of Quebec.

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  • Canadian Lutheran Online » Blog Archive » The state of Quebec Lutheranism said:

    […] LCC’s recent work has succeeded in raising Lutheranism’s profile in Quebec. L’Église évangéilque luthérienne de l’Ascension was recently selected to represent Lutheranism for a government cultural heritage project on religious diversity in Quebec. The result is a series of video interviews and texts explaining LCC and its beliefs which have now been posted on a government sponsored website. For more information on the project, see “Provincial project presents the face of Lutheranism in Quebec.” […]

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