Churches get together to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

WK-Prayer Xn-UnityThe annual Week of Prayer For Christian Unity will run from January 18 to 25 and will be marked in a series of ways across the world.

Timed to co-incide with the octave of St Peter and St Paul and will take the theme of We Will All Be Changed.

The Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website notes that:

“Change is at the heart of our Christian faith. St Paul said that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, and we are called to live as children in the light.

“The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 comes to us from the churches in Poland, who have reflected upon their own experience as a nation, and in particular how, as a nation, they have been changed and transformed by the many upheavals of their history, and sustained by their faith.”

The theme, the CTBI notes, is also something that is important to church unity.

“Change is also at the heart of the ecumenical movement,” it continues. “When we pray for the unity of the church we are praying that the churches that we know and which are so familiar to us will change as they conform more closely to Christ. This is an exciting vision, but also a challenging one.

“Furthermore, when we pray for this transforming unity we are also praying for change in the world.”

We will have more details on local events nearer the time.

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