Program of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Jerusalem 2020

Published: January 15 Wed, 2020

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JERUSALEM – Please find below the program of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will take place on January 25 – February 2, 2020 in Jerusalem. The theme for this year is entitled “They showed us unusual kindness” (cf. Acts 28:2). This week of prayer in Jerusalem is held one week after the official date to accommodate Armenian Christians’ celebration of Epiphany. 

Jerusalem, January 25 – February 2

Theme : “They showed us unusual kindness” (cf. Acts 28:2)

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2020 has been prepared by Christian Churches in Malta and Gozo. Its refers to the welcoming of the apostle Paul and the other people on board the ship that was shipwrecked and run aground on the island of Malta. The very same island is one of the many places that feature in the stories of modern migrants who try to escape natural disasters, warfare and poverty. As Christians together facing these crises of migration this story challenges us: do we collude with the cold forces of indifference, or do we show “unusual kindness” and become witnesses of God’s loving providence to all people? Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. Our Christian unity will be discovered not only through showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith.

Program

Saturday, Jan. 25

Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary

Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon” (Compline)

5.30 p.m.


Sunday, Jan. 26

Anglican Cathedral of St George

Nablus Road 5.00 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 27

Armenian Cathedral of St James

Old City, Armenian Quarter

5.00 p.m.


Tuesday, Jan. 28

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

Old City, near the Holy Sepulchre

5.00 p.m.


Wednesday, Jan. 29

Latin Patriarchate’ s Church

Old City, from Jaffa Gate

5.00 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 30

Upper Room, Cenacle

Mount Zion

4.00 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 31

St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox

Old City, near Jaffa Gate

5.00 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 1

Ethiopian Orthodox Church

West Jerusalem, off Prophets’ Street

5.00 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 2

Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation

Old City, near Jaffa Gate

5.00 p.m.

N.B. – Wednesday 22 January, at 5.00 p.m., Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2019” (in French), at the Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française, Saint Stephen’s Church, Nablus Road, Jerusalem.