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 invited to produce a basic liturgical text on a biblical theme. Then an international editorial team of WCC and Roman Catholic representatives refines this text to ensure that it can be prayed throughout the world, and to link it with the search for the visible unity of the church.
Theme for 2015: Jesus said to her, “Give me to drink” (John 4:7)
Learn more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the website of the World Council of Churches at http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/week-of-prayer/week-of-prayer