Protestant theology students visit Catholic parish

TTC is governed by the Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches and aims to train pastors, missionaries, Church workers and theological educators.

Singapore
Aug 07 2014, 11:46 AM
Protestant theology students visit Catholic parish
Visitors from Trinity Theological College at the Church of the Risen Christ.

About 40 students from the Trinity Theological College (TTC) visited the Church of the Risen Christ in Singapore on July 20 in an effort to learn about the Catholic faith.

TTC is governed by the Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches and aims to train pastors, missionaries, Church workers and theological educators.

According to Reverend Dr Simon Chan, who led the visit together with Reverend Yap Seok Chin, the visit was “to give our students an opportunity to visit the various churches and understand and study the different Christian denominations in Singapore”.

The visitors were divided into two groups, with the Mandarin-speaking group attending the 8.15 am Mass and the English-speaking group attending the 11.30 am Mass.

Each group then proceeded to attend a dialogue session with priests from the parish – Fathers John Sim, Joseph Zhang and Kamelus Kamus – together with various heads of parish ministries. 

The dialogue sessions were lively and many questions were asked about the Catholic faith. These included the order of the Mass, and the theological significance of various symbols, prayers and actions.

This was the second time that the Church of the Risen Christ has hosted TTC students and lecturers. The first such visit took place in 2011.

Source: Catholic News

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