Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem 2016
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem

Theme: “Called to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord” (cf. 1 Peter 2:9)

The theme of the Week of Prayer 2016 has been chosen by a group of people belonging to different churches in Latvia. God has chosen us not as a privilege, but to fulfill some purpose. Being a holy and priestly people means being at the service of the world. Christians live their baptismal calling and bear witness to God’s mighty acts in a variety of ways. God’s grace helps us to beg forgiveness for the obstacles which prevent reconciliation and healing, in the Church and in the world, to receive mercy, and to grow in holiness. Awareness of our common identity in Christ calls us to work towards answering the questions that still divide us as Christians. We are called, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, to share our experiences and so discover, that in our common pilgrimage, Jesus Christ is among us. Through common social and charitable projects we reach out to the poor, the needy, the addicted and the marginalized.

PROGRAMME

Saturday, Jan. 23        Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary     5.30 p.m.

Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)

Sunday, Jan. 24          Anglican Cathedral of St George       5.00 p.m.

Nablus Road

Monday, Jan. 25         Lutheran Church of the Redeemer      5.00 p.m.

Old City, near the Holy Sepulchre

Tuesday, Jan. 26         Armenian Cathedral of St James      5.00 p.m.

Old City, Armenian Quarter

Wednesday, Jan. 27   Latin Patriarchate’ s Church        5.00 p.m.

Old City, from Jaffa Gate

Thursday, Jan. 28       Upper Room, Cenacle           4.00 p.m.

Mount Zion

Friday, Jan. 29            St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox     5.00 p.m.

Old City, near Jaffa Gate

Saturday, Jan. 30        Ethiopian Orthodox Church        5.00 p.m.

West Jerusalem, off Prophets’ Street

Sunday, Jan. 31          Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation    5.00 p.m.

Old City, near Jaffa Gate

N.B. –

Sunday 17 January, at 3.00 p.m., Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2015” (in French), at the Monastery of the Emmanuel (Bethlehem, tel. 2744380).