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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

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‘It’s hard to comprehend such a presence becoming frail’

Theological Education December 14, 2018

Liturgical theologian Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey’s ‘extraordinary mind’ is being taken from her

By Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

Friends say their hearts break watching Alzheimer’s disease diminish the brilliant mind of liturgical theologian Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey. (Contributed photo)

LOUISVILLE — The last time the Rev. Dr. David Batchelder saw renowned liturgical theologian Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey was over Thanksgiving.

At about that time, her hospice chaplain had contacted the Presbyterian Center to ask for a picture of the tapestry hanging outside the chapel. Wilkey had commissioned it for World Communion Sunday, when she had worked here in the nineties in the Office of Theology and Worship.   She’d used it as a cover for a book she published on Worship and Culture, which was a significant part of her life’s work.

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