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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January - the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time.
Each year the international resources are adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group and extra material is often written, such as meditations for each of the 8 days.
Current material and resources from recent years are available to download on this website:
- - 2018: That All May Be Free
- - 2017: Crossing Barriers
- - 2016: Salt of the Earth
- - 2015: The Well is Deep
- - 2014: Is Christ Divided?
- - 2013: What does God require of us?
Resources from 2008 to 2012 are available on our archive website at www.ctbiarchive.org/704
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at the closing Vespers of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of St. Paul “Outside the Walls” in Rome on Monday evening. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s full English translation of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks. “I am the least of the […]
View the messages and events from the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity wall at www.weekofprayer.org. Some churches observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Pentecost, or at another time during the year. We offer a full range of resources to order or download.
Survey and updates Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have once again produced a range of first class worship and study material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The Chairman of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, the Rt Revd John McDowell Resources The resources for 2016 are available […]
Day 1 – Let the stone be rolled away Blessed are those who mourn – In Colombia names are written on stones to commemorate the disappeared. Colombia has an estimated 6 million people displaced from their homes and living elsewhere within the country. More than 70,000 civilians have been killed or have disappeared in Colombia […]
You can download images of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016 logo in English, Welsh/English and Welsh from Flickr. Use these images to help publicise the event on your website or newsletter. All the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be ordered or downloaded from the CTBI website.
You can now download Powerpoint presentations to help you prepare for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016. Powerpoints are available for the order of service in English and bilingual Welsh/English. There are also Powerpoints of images for reflection, again with text in English or bilingual Welsh/English. All the resources for the Week of […]
An English pamphlet providing reflections for the 8 days is now available to download separately from the order of service in PDF and (editable) Word format. Each day includes Bible verses, reflections, questions, a prayer and action points provided by Christian Aid. It is designed as an A5 booklet that can be printed in landscape […]
An editable (Word) version of the order of service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016 is now available to download. It is designed as an A5 booklet that can be printed in landscape mode onto A4 paper using your printer’s duplex printing option (or manually refeeding the paper) to print on both […]
Download all-age material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016. These notes supplement the order of service, providing ideas for engaging the whole congregation. This material was prepared by ROOTS for churches which provides resources for churches for worship and learning – see www.rootsontheweb.com. All the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity resources […]