Join us as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with our brothers and sisters in faith in the Roman Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran churches at a service of celebration January 20 2019, 1:30pm at St Peter Roman Catholic Church, Nanaimo. Reception to follow. For more information visit bc.anglican.ca/events
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Service 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1:30pm
St. Peter’s Parish, 301 Machleary Street, Nanaimo
Join with Christians on Vancouver Island to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We invite Christians from all denominations to attend the service and reception that will follow in the parish hall.
This Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was founded by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (the Holy See) and the World Council of Churches. As Christians from separated communities, we gather to pray for unity.
This year, the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity chosen by the churches in Indonesia is “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.” This theme is imperative due to the recurring situations that bring divisions and conflicts.
As we pray together, we are reminded that our calling as members of the body of Christ is to pursue and embody justice. Our unity in Christ empowers us to take part in the wider struggle for justice, and to promote the dignity of life.