The roots of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity go back to the 1800s; it is one of the oldest, most widely observed ecumenical events in the world.
Beginning with the feast of St. Peter and ending with the feast of the conversion of St. Paul, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this year from January 18-25.
ELCIC members are encouraged to find ways to pray together during this week.
By participating in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity gatherings we join with all who are praying, reflecting, studying, and even eating and drinking together to celebrate and pray for Christian unity.
Resources for individual or group reflection, and for worship are available on the Canadian Council of Churches website. These resources are based on this year’s theme, “Has Christ been Divided?” and include an introduction to the theme, ecumenical context, worship service, planning tips, and a Biblical commentary and study.