|WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: January 18-25, 2011
Today (Tuesday, January 18) marks the first day in the eight day Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. During this week, daily scripture references, meditation and prayer will be offered for readers’ reflection. (Material provided courtesy of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, Garrison, New York.)
Chosen Theme: One in the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer(cf. Acts 2:42)
The theme for the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011 has been announced by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. The theme for the 2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is One in the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer. It comes from Acts Chapter 2 versus 42. For 2011, the churches in Jerusalem were the initial consultants to the Joint Working Group for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Christians of Jerusalem call upon their brothers and sisters to make this week of prayer an occasion of renewed commitment to work for genuine ecumenism grounded in the experience of the early Church.