Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem 2018
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jerusalem

Theme: Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6)

Today Caribbean Christians of many traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of the saving action of God that brings freedom. For this reason the song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21) was chosen as the motif of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. It is a song of triumph over oppression that unites. However, contemporary challenges again threaten to enslave and threaten again the dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God. Exodus 15 allows to see how the road to unity often passes through communal experience of suffering. Although liberation/salvation is an initiative taken by God, God engages human persons in the realisation of his purpose and plan for the redemption of his people. Christians, through baptism share in God’s ministry of reconciliation, but our own division hamper our witness and mission to the world in need of God’s healing.


Saturday, January 20, 2018:
Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary
17:30 Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)

Sunday, January 21, 2018:
Anglican Cathedral of St George Nablus Road
17:00 Service

Monday, January 22, 2018:
Armenian Cathedral of St James Old City, Armenian Quarter
17:00 Service

Tuesday, January 23, 2018:
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Old City, near the Holy Sepulchre
17:00 Service

Wednesday, January 24, 2018:
Latin Patriarchate’ s Church, Old City, Jaffa Gate
17:00 Service

Thursday, January 25, 2018:
Upper Room, Cenacle Mount Zion
16:00 Service

Friday, January 26, 2018:
St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox Old City, near Jaffa Gate
17:00 Service

Saturday, January 27, 2018:
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, off Prophets’ Street
17:00 Service

Sunday, January 28, 2018:
Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation Old City, near Jaffa Gate
17:00 Service

N.B. – Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 15:00 Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2017” (in French), at the Ecumenical Institute of Tantur.