Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jerusalem, January 19 - 27, 2019

Theme : “Justice and only justice you shall pursue”

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2019, proposed to all the churches around the world is: “Justice and only Justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18-20). It was prepared by Christians living in Indonesia, who become newly aware of the need for unity as they join in a common concern and a common response to an unjust reality. In the midst of the injustice, violence and oppression that are everywhere present in our world today, we, disciples of Christ, are called to be a foretaste of the Kingdom of God, which is
“justice and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). However, because of our disunity, we fail to be a sign of God’s love for His children. Our divisions weaken our presence and service in our country and our region; only together our witness to the Kingdom of justice and peace can be credible and bear fruit.


Saturday, January 19, 2019:
Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary
17:30 Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)

Sunday, January 20, 2019:
Anglican Cathedral of St George Nablus Road
17:00 Service

Monday, January 21, 2019:
Armenian Cathedral of St James Old City, Armenian Quarter
17:00 Service

Tuesday, January 22, 2019:
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Old City, near the Holy Sepulchre
17:00 Service

Wednesday, January 23, 2019:
St. Savior Church, Old City, New Gate
17:00 Service

Thursday, January 24, 2019:
Upper Room, Cenacle Mount Zion
16:00 Service

Friday, January 25, 2018:
St Anthony Church, Coptic Orthodox Old City, near the Holy Sepulcher
17:00 Service

Saturday, January 26, 2019:
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, off Prophets’ Street
17:00 Service

Sunday, January 27, 2019:
Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation Old City, near Jaffa Gate
17:00 Service

N.B. – Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 17:00 Fr. Frans Bouwen, w.f., will give a lecture on “L’actualité œcuménique en 2018” (in French), at the Ecole Biblicque et Archeologique Fraincasie, Saint Stephen's Church, Nablus Road, Jerusalem

  • Download the program in English (160.32 KB)
  • Download the program in French (161.47 KB)
  • Download the program in Arabic (146.89 KB)

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