JERUSALEM – Please find below the program of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will take place on January 19 – 27, 2019 in Jerusalem. The theme for this year is entitled “Justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). This week of prayer in Jerusalem is held one week after the official date to accommodate Armenian Christians’ celebration of Epiphany.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Jerusalem January 19 – 27, 2019
Theme: “Justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)
The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2019, proposed to all the churches around the world is: “Justice and only Justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). It was prepared by Christians living in Indonesia, who become newly aware of the need for unity as they join in a common concern and a common response to an unjust reality. In the midst of the injustice, violence and oppression that are everywhere present in our world today, we, disciples of Christ, are called to be a foretaste of the Kingdom of God, which is “justice and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). However, because of our disunity, we fail to be a sign of God’s love for His children. Our divisions weaken our presence and service in our country and our region; only together our witness to the Kingdom of justice and peace can be credible and bear fruit.
Saturday, January 19, 2019: Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary 17:30 Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)
Sunday, January 20, 2019: Anglican Cathedral of St. George Nablus Road 17:00 Service
Monday, January 21, 2019: Armenian Cathedral of St. James Old City, Armenian Quarter 17:00 Service
Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Old City, near the Holy Sepulchre 17:00 Service
Wednesday, January 23, 2019: St. Saviour’s Latin Parish Church 17:00 Service
Thursday, January 24, 2019: Upper Room, Cenacle Mount Zion 16:00 Service
Friday, January 25, 2019: St Anthony’s Church, Coptic Orthodox 17:00 Service
Saturday, January 26, 2019: Ethiopian Orthodox Church, off Prophets’ Street 17:00 Service
Sunday, January 27, 2019: Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation Old City, near Jaffa Gate 17:00 Service
N.B. – Wednesday 16 January, at 17:00, Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2018” (in French), at the Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française, Saint Stephen’s Church, Nablus Road, Jerusalem.