Theme : What does the Lord require of us? (cf. Micah 6:6-8)
The theme of the Week of Prayer 2013 was prepared in India. It was decided that in a context of great injustice to Dalits (“outcasts”) in India and in the Church, the search for visible unity cannot be dissociated from the dismantling of the cast system and a greater appreciation of the contribution of the poorest of the poor to unity. Meditating on the call of the Prophet Micah, to “walk humbly with your God” means walking in solidarity with all who struggle for justice and peace. It also means walking beyond barriers that divide and damage the children of God. God requires of us today to walk the path of justice, mercy and humility. The path of discipleship involves walking the narrow path of God’s reign and not the highway of today’s empires. We need to understand that peace and unity are complete only if founded on justice.
“God of compassion, send us your spirit to breathe life and healing into our brokenness that we may witness together to the justice and love of God; walk with us towards the day when we can share in the one bread and the one cup at the common table.”
Saturday, January 19th: Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary at 17.30 Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon” (Compline)
Sunday, January 20th: Anglican Cathedral of St George, Nablus Road at 17.00
Monday, January 21st: Armenian Cathedral of St James, Old City, Armenian Quarter at 17.00.
Tuesday, January 22nd: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Old City, Muristan at 17.00.
Wednesday, January 23rd: St Saviour’s Latin Parish Church, Old City, near New Gate at 17.00.
Thursday, January 24th: Upper Room, Cenacle, Mount Zion at 16.00.
Friday, January 25th: St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox Old City, near Jaffa Gate at 17.00.
Saturday, January 26th:
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, off Prophets’ Street at 17.00.
Sunday, January 27th:
Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation, Old City, near Jaffa Gate at 17.00.
N.B. Sunday 13 January, at 3.00 p.m., Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2012” (in French), at the Monastery of the Emmanuel (Bethlehem, tel. 2744380).