Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


#1

This week is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. For many, it begins with the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter, always on January 18, and ends with the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, always on January 25. How does your own church mark this week? Most churches at least have a pulpit exchange with a church of another denomination.


(Laura) #2

Never heard of it, but that actually sounds really awesome. If only Independent Baptists weren’t so darn independent. :stuck_out_tongue:


(Phil) #3

Never heard of it either, but Baptist also. Our pastor this year actually had advent candles, so maybe we are making a little progess in joining in church tradition.
In any case, thanks for sharing, and will participate because of your encouragement.


#4

Every year the World Council of Churches organizes a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It reminds us that Jesus prayed that the disciples would be one so that the world might believe. Participants include most of the world’s orthodox churches. Often churches participate by having a visiting preacher from a different denomination. It’s a good way to expand one’s horizons.