Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25, 2019

The theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). According to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute GEII)…, Christian communities “become newly aware of their unity as they join in a common concern and a common response to an unjust reality. At the same time, confronted by these injustices, we are obliged, as Christians, to examine the ways in which we are complicit. Only by heeding Jesus’s prayer ‘that they all may be one’ can we witness to living unity in diversity. It is through our unity in Christ that we will be able to combat injustice and serve the needs of its victims.” To purchase materials for your worship community for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, check out GEII on the web…

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years…, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper “that they all may be one.” (cf. John 17:21)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be marked locally on Thursday at 12:10 PM at St. Peter Cathedral, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, gathering pastors, leadership and members of various Christian congregations reaching across Northeastern PA. All are invited to come and join in this beautiful prayer calling us to celebrate our dedication to building up the Body of Christ in our time.