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Published on January 9th, 2013 | by ABCUSA


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25

At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours’ ways are not so strange. The event that touches off this special experience is something called the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical worship services are arranged.

Ecumenical partners in a particular region are asked to prepare a basic text on a biblical theme. Then an international group with WCC-sponsored (Protestant and Orthodox) and Roman Catholic participants edits this text and ensures that it is linked with the search for the unity of the church.

Learn more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the website of the World Council of Churches.

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