Abide in My Love: Cross-Canada Online Celebration of the Week of Prayer For Christian Unity
For over 100 years, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) has gathered Christians around the world in ecumenical prayer and fellowship. The worldwide WPCU is traditionally held in January and during the Pentecost season. This year’s theme, Abide in My Love and You Shall Bear Much Fruit (John 15:5-9), calls us to nourish unity with God and with one another through prayer, contemplative silence, and common action.
Amid this year’s unique challenges and possibilities, The Canadian Council of Churches and its ecumenical partners, The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, invite you to this special event
Saturday, June 5, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
(1:00 - 2:00 pm in Saskatchewan)
Gathering as branches of Christ the True Vine, let us experience, and bear witness to, God’s abiding love amid this year’s unique challenges.
Leaders from diverse Christian traditions in Canada will offer prayers and Scripture readings.
The Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary, The United Church of Canada, and His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, will offer homiletic reflections.
This event is bilingual (English and French), with simultaneous translation in both languages.
This online celebration is free for all who would like to attend, but a small contribution to offset the cost is welcomed.