Cork Churches Will Mark Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Annual International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18-25 January. As they have done since 1908, local communities will gather in fellowship with Christians around the world to pray for the unity of Christians.

In Cork city there will be a Service on Sunday 20 January at 7 p.m. in St Columba’s Church Douglas. All are welcome to attend and take part.

The Service will be led by the Cork Ecumenical Standing Committee from the four main Christian Churches:  Fr Christy Fitzgerald, Roman Catholic Church, Ms Valerie Fletcher, Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Geraldine Gracie, Methodist Church and the Rev. Daniel Nuzum, Church of Ireland.

Through music and word we will be reflecting on the theme of justice using material prepared from the week.  This year the service has been shaped by Christians from South India based on the text of

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2013:  'What does God require of us?'

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2013: ‘What does God require of us?’

Micah 6:8:

and what does the Lord require of you
 but to do justice, and to love kindness, 
and to walk humbly with your God?

Church of Ireland Diocesan Ecumenical Officer Daniel Nuzum says:

This annual Week of Prayer is a time for us as churches in local communities to refresh our commitment to walking with one another towards the unity that Christ wills for his Church. Even a first step together is the start of a new journey…

Further information about this year’s material is available from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland at http://www.ctbi.org.uk

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