The biblical text of the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, chosen by an ecumenical team in Brazil, invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other. The Week of Prayer for Unity is a privileged moment for prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognize the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.
To drink water from someone else’s well is the first step towards experiencing another’s way of being. This leads to an exchange of gifts that enriches. Where the gifts of the other are refused, much damage is done to society and to the Church. “Give me to drink” implies an ethical action that recognises the need for one another in living out Christ’s mission. It compels us to change our attitude, to commit ourselves to see unity in the midst of our diversity, through our openness to a variety of prayer and Christian spirituality.
Saturday, 24th January 2015: Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher – Calvary
17:30 Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon” (Compline)
Sunday, 25th January 2015: Anglican Cathedral of St George
Monday, 26th January 2015: Armenian Cathedral of St James – Old City
Tuesday, 27th January 2015: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer – Old City
Wednesday, 28th January 2015: Gethsemane – Basilica of the Agony
Thursday, 29th January 2015: Mount Zion – Last Supper Room
Friday, 30th January 2015: Syrian Orthodox Church of St Mark, Old City
Saturday, 31th January 2015: Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Jerusalem
Sunday, 1st February 2015: Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation at Jaffa Gate