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Coming up in January

Jan 18 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 19 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Church of the Assumption
The Inaugural Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place on Sunday, 19th January at 4pm, in the Church of the Assumption, Booterstown Avenue, Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin   Guest Preacher: Rev.[...]
Jan 20 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 21 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 22 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 23 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 24 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 25 all-day
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JANUARY 18–25, 2020     “… that they may all be One…”   Much progress has been made in recent decades in the movement towards restoring unity among the[...]
Jan 26 all-day
The Bible is for all The Bible is not meant for a privileged few, continues Pope Francis. It belongs “to those called to hear its message and to recognize themselves in its words.” The Bible[...]

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18–25, 2020

They Showed Us Unusual Kindness
(cf. Acts 28:2)

The 2020 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been selected. “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (cf. Acts 28:2). Annually, leaders of faith communities throughout the world gather together to arrive at the theme for the annual celebration of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year the theme finds its origins in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 27:18 – 28:10). 

On 10th February many Christians in Malta celebrate the Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul, marking and giving thanks for the arrival of Christian faith on these islands. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles used for the feast is the text chosen for this year’s Week of Prayer.

Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer together. Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith. 

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