Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem 2014
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem

Theme: Has Christ been divided ? (1 Cor 1,1-17)

The theme of the Week of Prayer for 2014 was prepared in Canada, a country that is marked by diversity in language, culture, and even climate. Canada also embodies diversity in the expression of Christian faith. Paul’s letter addresses us within our diversity and invites us to recognize that as Church in our particular places we are not to be isolated or to act against each other, but rather to recognize our interconnection with all who call on the name of the Lord. The Apostle highlights two central elements of Christian discipleship in which we are fundamentally bound to Christ: baptism and the cross of Christ. Our vocation is the proclamation of the good news, the very gospel to which we have responded in faith and joy. We must share this message with the world. Paul’s conclusion challenges us to ask ourselves if we have the good news in Christ in order to share it with each other, or if we carry division in the name of Christ, thus, in Paul’s words, emptying the Cross of its power.

PROGRAMME

Saturday, Jan. 25        Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary 5.30 p.m.

Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)

Sunday, Jan. 26          Anglican Cathedral of St George 5.00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27         Armenian Cathedral of St James 5.00 p.m. Old City

Tuesday, Jan. 28         Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 5.00 p.m. Old City

Wednesday, Jan. 29   St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox 5.00 p.m. Old City

Thursday, Jan. 30       Upper Room, Cenacle 4.00 p.m. Mount Zion

Friday, Jan. 31            Latin Patriarchate Church 5.00 p.m. Old City

Saturday, Feb. 1         Ethiopian Orthodox Church 5.00 p.m. West Jerusalem

Sunday, Feb. 2           Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation 5.00 p.m. Old City

Sunday 12 January, at 3.00 p.m., Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2013” (in French), at the Monastery of the Emmanuel (Bethlehem, tel. 2744380).

Sunday 19 January, at 5.00 p.m., an Ecumenical Prayer will take place, in French, at the Ecumenical Institute of Tantur.