Today’s Holidays Around the World: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, as organized by the World Council of Churches, dates back to 1964. Calls forChristian unity and efforts to bring Christians of various denominations together in worship can be traced back at least 200years earlier, however. In 1908, the Rev. Paul Watson proposed a week-long observance dedicated to Christian unity to bescheduled between the feasts of St. Peter’s Chair (January 18) and St. Paul (January 25), the two great leaders of the firstChristians. The World Council of Churches maintains these dates. Each year an inter-denominational committee selects ascriptural theme and prepares the outlines of a worship service for each day of the Week of Prayer. Individual congregationsare free to use the material as is, or vary it to suit local practices and traditions.
CONTACTS:
World Council of Churches
150 route de Ferney
P.O. Box 2100
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
41-22-791-6111; fax: 41-22-791-0361
www2.wcc-coe.org

 

 

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