Categories: General
      Date: Jan 15, 2021
     Title: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christians invited to join virtually in prayer for 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed annually in the northern hemisphere from January 18 (the feast of the Confession of St. Peter) - Jamuary 25 (the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul). During this period, Christians are invited to pray for reconciliation and unity within the Church.

With over 100 years of history, this octave of prayer is a period set aside for Christians around the world to jointly pray for visible Christian unity.

The theme for this year 2021, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit,” is inspired by John 15: 5-9. It was chosen to express the Christian community’s vocation to pray and work for reconciliation and unity within the Church, our human family and all of creation.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting all Christians to join online in prayer on 25 January, at 9:30 am NT (9:00 in Labrador), the last day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The online prayer event can be followed on the website of the World Council of Churches.

 



International resources for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, a group of religious sisters from different church traditions brought together by a common commitment to prayer and Christian unity.

International resources for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, a group of religious sisters from different church traditions brought together by a common commitment to prayer and Christian unity.

Further information and materials for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be accessed on the website of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, or at https://www.weekofprayer.ca/2021-wpcu-resources