The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18 to 25 January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2017 is ‘Crossing Barriers’.
The 2017 resource material was prepared for worldwide use by the churches in Germany based around the verses 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. The text from 2 Corinthians announces that God has, in Christ, reconciled the world to himself. The love of Christ compels us to be ambassadors of this reconciliation, which is enacted by dismantling walls.
This year’s resources include an order of service, daily reflections and background information. Some of the resources are available in the Irish language.
We will be sharing information and news on Irish events for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on our news website www.catholicnews.ie.
Order of Service for Ecumenical Worship (English)
Order of Service (Irish language)
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week (Irish language version)
Click on the link to download a poster for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity WPCU-2016-Poster-English
For additional resources including powerpoints for use at gatherings please see the Church Together in Britain and Ireland website.
You are invited to support Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post (note they take 15 minutes to appear). You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2017 hashtag.